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Note: Visit coronavirus.asu.edu for ASU's official source of information on the coronavirus. 

This page provides college-specific information to Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College students, faculty and staff and partners in school districts, schools and other organizations where our students conduct internships, residencies and service learning. This page will be updated as new information is available. 

For many of us, these times bring a heightened sense of anxiety and stress. As a Sun Devil, you have access to 360 Life Services, where you can speak to a licensed clinician 24/7, for free. Access 360 Life Services through My ASU or call directly at 833-223-9883.

March 20, 2020

As we all navigate the uncertainty thrust upon us by COVID-19, please know that our top priority right now as a college is to support students in fulfilling the academic and professional/clinical experiences required to graduate on time and, for many programs, receive our institutional recommendation for certification.

Our faculty and staff have been working tirelessly to transfer in-person learning to online modalities. Our Office of Digital Learning has set up support hours for faculty. We are working to provide technical assistance and hardware to all who need it.

Additionally, with schools currently closed in Arizona and normal site-based residencies and internships suspended until further notice, we have been working to design professional/clinical experiences for students that provide meaningful learning opportunities. Our governing principle in all this is to accommodate students as much as possible while simultaneously creating learning opportunities that will help them as students, as educators and as lifelong learners.

As we do all of this, I am acutely aware that many of us are addressing issues in our personal lives as well as our responsibilities as students, faculty and staff. Throughout it all, I am continually inspired by -- and grateful for --  the creativity, resilience and optimism I’ve seen in our learning community.

As we move through this unprecedented time, I want to thank you for embracing the challenges we face and turning them into a learning opportunity. We are proceeding with our mission of supporting your success and supporting P-12 learners.

All of us -- faculty, staff and students -- are adapting in real time. This is not what any of us signed up for. But we can make this time extraordinarily valuable and meaningful. For students, this will be an experience that prepares you to adapt, in teams and with peers and mentors, to the unexpected.

That in itself is what we call a teachable moment for all of us. Our hope is that this experience will serve you well in your personal and professional growth. With your engagement and energy and passion for teaching and learning, I am sure it will. 

Carole G. Basile
Dean
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Arizona State University

Support for students

The Office of Student Services is available to support you if you need technology, emergency funds, help finding available employment opportunities, access to academic advising, wellness or academic coaching or just need someone to listen. Although we are working remotely, advisors, coaches and peer mentors are all available to meet with you by Zoom, phone, Slack or email. 

You can either call 480-965-5555 to schedule an appointment.

Or you can visit the MLFTC website and schedule an appointment online using Calendly. 

You can now access textbooks at no cost for the Spring semester from the most common publishers. Instructions available here. 

ASU’s COVID-19 webpage will continue to be the primary source of information and updates related to university operations.