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2018

August

MLFTC global engagement

Aligned with ASU’s commitment to assume fundamental responsibility for the overall health of the communities we serve, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is deeply engaged with communities throughout

Glittering lights hanging from ceiling

 

Sunset on clouds

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Silent

Just because people aren’t talking about race doesn’t mean they aren’t really talking about race, Keon M.

Glowing letter against stars

The annual iTeachELLs STEM Camp wrapped up last month and continued to offer invaluable professional development to enthusiastic educators.

July

Arizona State University played a major role in the first-ever Summit on the Research and Teaching of Young Adult Litera

Starry sky from a ravine

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Doctoral graduates at spring 2018 Convocation

At the spring 2018 convening of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Doctor of Educati

Dandelion

Last month, ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College held the iTeachELLs STEM summer camp. The five-day program took place at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix and was bolstered with some noteworthy guests.

Gladys Styles Johnston

Gladys Styles Johnston, former dean of ASU’s College of Education (now known as Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College) passed away on June 20 in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was 79 years old.

Superhero

Last month, ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College held the iTeachELLs STEM summer camp.

Jeff Hall says education has to change because the way kids are learning is changing.

Guns — few issues evoke as much passion and raw emotion from almost all corners of society. No matter what your opinion of them is, they are a defining part of what it means to be an American.

June

Now that the spotlight is on her, Arizona State University student Victoria Hume wants to shift it in another direction.

Arizona teachers striking in April

Photo of Arizona teachers striking in April — AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

ELLs

iTeachELLs is working to prepare all teachers to support and meet the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) in their classrooms.

Dean Carol Basile on the changing face of the Arizona teacher

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Dean Carole Basile spoke with Bruce St.

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College doctoral graduates

On May 11, the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College convocation ceremony conferred on 18 graduates the

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College doctoral graduates

The doctor of philosophy degree was conferred on eight graduates of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at the spring convocation ceremony on May 11.

Science lab

Approximately 18 months ago, a couple of generous donors approached ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination (CSI), with an interest in creating a comic book for young people around sustainabil

Starry sky through evergreen trees

A monthly survey of books, chapters, articles and conference papers written by faculty members and graduate students of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Girl being silly

Jeff Hall (MEd '10) says education has to change because the way kids are learning is changing.

Herberger Young Scholars Academy

A thoroughly modern building sits on the very far corner of Arizona State University’s West campus in Glendale, Ariz

Karen Harris is Mary Emily Warner Professor of Education at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

The National Center for Education Statistics released results for its National Assessment of Educational Progress in April.

Shhh

Last month, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Assistant Professor Bryan Henderson was selected as a 2018 National Academy of Education/Spenc

Two Arizona State University graduate student veterans who are passionate about making a positive impact in society have been named Tillman Scholars for the Class of 2018, the Pat Tillman Foundatio

May

sport means different things to different people

Now's a great time to find out more about our undergraduate and 

"Move it or lose it" is the old saying, but maybe it's time to flip that: Move it — because you have so much to gain.

Rearview mirror

The 2016 and 2017 rounds of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College internal grants program provided support for 15 research projects conducted by individuals and interdisciplinary teams comprising 20

Girl holding sparklers

The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Office of Scholarship and Innovation has announced the recipients of its 2018 internal research grants.

Arizona State University is known as a university in many places — Tempe, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix and Lake Havasu.

Little girl in mirror

Creativity is increasingly thought to bear significant weight in education.

Arizona Teachers Academy graduates

On a bright and warm — not yet dreadfully hot — day in May in Phoenix, Arizona, ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers Colle

Boy with microphone

Education has been a hot-button issue recently. Many people engaged in public dialogue, attended walk-ins and organized protests in efforts to effect change throughout the nation.

Carole Greenes has been honored with the 2018 

Ana Contreras

Ana Contreras immigrated to Phoenix, Arizona from Mexico with her family when she was three years old.

Lora Eger

Lora Eger never questioned what she wanted to do with her life: “I was born into teaching.

Pat's Run

Chelsey Sands taught special education for five years, in Tucson. An active and healthy lifestyle has always been important to Sands, so it made sense to combine her two passions.

Bobbi Doherty

Bobbi Doherty is not your typical ASU graduate. She was in her 40s when she decided to switch her career path and turn to education.

The ASU Prep Poly STEM Academy in Mesa tied for the top spot in Arizona school ratings for 2017, based on the final letter grades and scores recently released by the state Department of Education.

April

Niraj Javia graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in engineering and quickly found work as a sales engineer at an electric company.

Sunrise in the desert

Ray Buss article (author) — 

ASU student tutoring

 America Reads isn’t just about getting a job in order to help pay for necessities while being a student.

Evolution of education graphic

The first of four strategic initiatives undertaken by ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College to carry out its mission asks, “Ho

Hallway in high school

In 2014, the leadership of every school district in America received a letter sent jointly by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S.

new york city skyline

The American Education Research Association, the leading organization for advancing knowledge about education and promoting the ap

Heather Carter

“Nothing prepared me for the Legislature more than teaching middle school,” alumna Heather Carter (MEd '02) says.

Light bulb in green field

There is no deficit of news about Arizona’s teacher shortage and the crisis our schools are facing.

March

In front of a sold-out crowd, the 2018 Founders’ Day Awards program honored members of the ASU community for the impact and excellence of their work March 21 in Tempe.

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College placed No. 15 among 385 institutions surveyed in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of America’s graduate schools of education.

If it's late March and you hear cheers and boos coming from Stuart Rice's office, don't be too alarmed.

Carole Greenes

Carole Greenes was selected to receive the 2018

Classroom in Al Farouk Islamic School, Cairo

The classroom is noisy. One reason is the rambunctious PE class on the other side of the windows in one wall.

Bullying

It’s safe — and sad — to say each of us has had some sort of experience with bullying, whether it be firsthand or indirectly.

Butterflies

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Some may say what we’re doing with education is insane.

Layers of sandstone

Juliet Hart Barnett chapter (co-author) —

Black woman surrounded by sparkles

The absence of black women in STEM is not unique to South Africa. The U.S. and U.K.

February

How do you get 1,500 school supplies from Arizona to an island nearly 3,000 miles away?

Travel belongings

Teachers have the unique opportunity to touch a life so profoundly that the information they convey will live on with a student forever. Every teacher knows this.

Sunlight in the forest

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Adobe Mountain School sign

There are more than 400 high schools in Arizona.

Girls on video games

Elisabeth Gee owes her place on her current research team to people who don’t exist.

Data

Alumnus Jeffrey Leeds (PhD ’91) recounts the hundreds of times he handed someone a business card: First, they’re impressed he has a PhD and ask what he studied.

Arizona State University's Open Door continued at the West campus in Glendale on Saturday, where visitors learned about forensics, toured the biomedical research lab, played games, hung out with Sp

Education by Design event guests

It’s a bold thing for an education dean of a major university to admit: The education system doesn’t work well enough for enough people and communities, and colleges of education have to change in

Chemistry

Shannon Sipes, an ASU senior majoring in chemistry, seamlessly transferred from Glendale Community College with the help of the

It’s a bold thing for an education dean of a major university to admit: The education system doesn’t work well enough for enough people and communities, and colleges of education have to change in

January

Girls on obstacle course

Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College has been awarded a $12.4 million grant by the Kern Family Foundation to develop and incorporate character education into its teacher and

Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College has been awarded a $12.4 million grant by the Kern Family Foundation to develop and incorporate character education into its teacher and

Picnic in Papago Park

A photo from the late 1960s of a picnic in Papago Park shows Rudy Lavik (center, in hat), Bill Kajikawa (front right), Charlotte Lavik (behind Kajikawa) and Margaret Kajikawa (second from left)

Passion led us here

Mahatma Gandhi said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Alumna Nicolle Karantinos (EdD ’09) took that advice — and found that it worked.

Producing electricity student poster

Eileen Merritt knows how to get kids excited about science: Show them a problem — say, a threat to the environment — and giv

A lab at Arizona State University is measuring the link between exercise and higher thinking.

Faculty-published work

Late 2017 and early 2018 ushered forth a new assortment of insightful scholarship, published in a variety of journals and books by our own faculty members.

Arizona State University lost one of its most generous supporters last week with the death of Bruce Halle, who built Discount Tire from one small showroom in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1960 into one o

ASU West

In 2017, we articulated a bold vision for our college and for education in general.

2017

December

Israel offers as intriguing a panorama of cultural, historical, religious and political significance as just about any place in the world.

There was no shortage of changes for the nation and Arizona State University in 2017.

Three-legged stool

The mission of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College calls for mobilizing people and taking action to improve education; two imperatives that can’t be addressed without partners outside the college.

After 10 years, three changes of major and two children, Ashley Pitman graduated from college this week — the first in her family to earn a degree.

Jim and Kathy Arner

Kathy Arner (BAE '76) has worked in education all her professional life, as a schoolteacher, afterschool program administrator and private tutor.

Illiteracy

Imagine if you couldn’t read this. Not because you didn’t have access to the article or your vision was impaired, but because you literally couldn’t read.

Education funding in Arizona is one of the most complex, controversial and political issues facing the state.

November

Arizona State University alumnus Josh Meibos has been honored as this year's Arizona Teacher of the Year — an annual award given by the Arizona Educational Foundation.

Wires

Sometimes you meet someone and just know what they were meant to do in this life, even if they’re not quite so sure at first.

Nature

Sarah Cabilan (BAE '16) graduated from ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College with a Bachelor of Arts in Educational St

CGI U

Natalie Rudolph, a junior in ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, studying

mr d and students

Mr. Joe Dombrowski is an energetic teacher with just a little more than six years experience in the classroom.

Joe and Nelda Stultz

“And so it stood, a warm and vivid patch in his life, casting a radiance that glowed in a thousand recollections.” (James Hilton, “Good-bye, Mr. Chips”)

October

Education evolution 3

This article is the third in a series on reimagining the 21st-century college of education by Carole Basile, dean of ASU's Mar

One of Arizona State University's oldest and most treasured traditions, the annual Lantern Walk — where students, alumni and friends carry lights to the top of "A" Mountain to light up Tempe — cele

Rose

This year, Alfredo Artiles, dean of graduate education at ASU and the Ryan C. Harris Professor of Special Education at MLFTC was selected to speak at the 2017 Brown Lecture.

Student and teacher

Kendall Bayer (BAE ’17) wanted to teach, but she wanted to find a way to really break down barriers in her classroom so she created her own curriculum.

Video research on laptop

Technology has long had a role in education research. Accurate capture and transcription of live observation is key to documentation and analysis.

Learning Communities

This year, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College leadership made two research funding streams available through a competitive internal grants program.

Since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico three weeks ago, 83 percent of the island is without power and 36 percent has no running water.

Education evolution 2

This article is the second in a series on reimagining the 21st-century college of education by Carole Basile, dean of ASU's Ma

Farmer Education Building fountain

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), published by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, ranks ASU No. 11 in the world in the subject area of education.

Desk

Tracy Monaghan taught elementary school for over 20 years.

Teach for America (TFA) recently released its annual ranking of the colleges and universities contributing the highest number of graduating college seniors to its 2017 teaching corps, and for the t

School supplies

Schools offer routine and a sense of reassurance to communities, but when many schools in Texas were damaged or destroyed during Hurricane Harvey, that comfort was lost as well.

September

Schools offer routine and a sense of reassurance to communities, but when many schools in Texas were damaged or destroyed during Hurricane Harvey, that comfort was lost as well.

Faculty recognition

Supported by staff and fulfilled through students, the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College mission is followed through by our esteemed faculty.

Education evolution 1

This article introduces a series on reimagining the 21st-century college of education by Carole Basile, dean of ASU's Mary Lou

Student working with markers and tools

Daniel D. Liou is an assistant professor at ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Arizona State University is offering a full-tuition scholarship as part of a new statewide plan to boost the number of teachers in Arizona’s K-12 classrooms.

Bouncing back.

How do you recover from a setback?

Desk

Aaron Carman-Smith is ASU faculty and the  iTeachAZ Coordinator for the

Assessment

By: Gustavo E. Fischman, Amy Topper and Iveta Silova, Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education 

When Miami Junior-Senior High School in eastern Arizona wanted to boost its students’ chances of going to college, it found a partner in the new ASU Prep Digital online program, which is seeking to

MLFTC student assembly

Back in August, a flurry of freshmen gathered in the Farmer Education Building on ASU’s Tempe campus for the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College New Student Assembly to hear from Dean Carole Bas

Literacy

Remixing Multiliteracies,” by Frank Serafini and Elisabeth Gee, has been released by Teachers College Press at Columbia

August

Arizona State University has unveiled a new statue of American hero Pat Tillman, who played football at ASU before sacrificing his life as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan in 2004.

John Edwards

In the May 11, 1966, edition of Arizona State University’s The State Press, a story near the back is headlined, “63 Faculty Members Are Promoted.” Similar stories appeared in the student-run newspa

In the May 11,1966, edition of Arizona State University’s The State Press, a story near the back is headlined, “63 Faculty Members Are Promoted.” Similar stories appeared in the student-run newspap

Child using Udio

Only 36 percent of America’s eighth grade public school students read at a proficient level. That troubling statistic comes from the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress.

Faculty Excellence Awards banner

Each year, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College salutes faculty members whose scholarship and teaching embody its mission to create knowledge, mobilize people and take action to improve education.

Preschool boy

As families send their children back into the classroom, these first weeks of the school year are a critical time for parents and teachers to create connections that will make it easie

July

Books by Craig Mertler

Craig Mertler, associate professor and director of the Educational Leadership and Innovation doctoral degree program at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, decided he wanted to be an

Superintendent

Alumnus of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Michael Robert (EdD '11) rece

Kelley Blakslee

Kelley Blakslee (BAE ‘10) is earning her Masters of Literacy Education at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College with

Granada

The world is a big place and the students at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College have big minds. So it makes sense to offer a study abroad program, where students can attain cultural literacy.

Desk drawer

Karen Meyer has been teaching in public schools for more than 20 years, which is one of the reasons we wanted to sneak a peek into her desk drawer.

Margaret Duhamel and Marilyn Shipley, 1965

When Margaret Duhamel (BAE) and Marilyn Shipley (BAE, MAE) graduated from the Arizona State University college of education in 1965, they were named Margaret and M

June

EYEPlay

Learning a second language is no easy task. And it isn’t always fun, either.

Trevor Knox

Trevor Knox graduated from ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College in 2017 with a degree in Secondary Education.

Educators Rising at ASU

Some may say 13 is too young for someone to know what they want to do with the rest of their lives.

As many schools in Arizona are struggling to hire enough teachers this summer, Arizona State University is reaching out to support hundreds of high school students who want to be educators.

Associate Professor Lauren Harris

Lauren Harris calls the Wiley International Handbook of History Teaching and Learning “the largest-scale project with which I have been involved.” The associate professor at Mary L

It’s not every day one’s name is mentioned in the same breath as the name Rosa Parks. It’s also not every one who has the honor of sharing that space with the late civil rights icon. 

May

Alfredo Artiles and Sherman Dorn

Two Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College research professors won the 2017 Review of Research Award from the American Educational Research Association. Alfredo Artiles is Ryan C.

Globe in girl's hand

In 1999, ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College partnered with the Osborn Elementary School District in central Phoenix, Arizona, to create a revolutionary model of teacher preparation.

Phoenix Comicon will celebrate all things geek this weekend, including science fiction, comic books, superheroes, cosplay and fantasy.

Bryan Brayboy

Bryan Brayboy has been named a winner of the 2017 Rosa Parks Award from the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity.

Sarah Plitt

Sarah Plitt (BAE ’12, MA ’16) earned her BAE in Elementary Education in 2012 at ASU and soon found a job in an Arizona school district.

Gregory and Doris Wojtulewicz family

Greg and Doris Wojtulewicz with their family on the steps of Old Main in 2014.

Alfredo Artiles

Alfredo Artiles, dean of graduate education at ASU and professor at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, was honored with the 2017 Presidential Citation from the American Educational

Two dozen Sun Devil students have qualified for the President’s Volunteer Service Award in recognition of their hard work done both in the V

Ray Utter

Ray Utter, (BA, BAE '14) a high school history teacher at Sandra Day O’Connor high school in Phoenix, Arizona, says that because of his life experiences and nontraditional jo

Arizona State University's outstanding graduates — both at the undergraduate and graduate level — have already started to change the world for the better, with great potential to keep that going af

Editor’s note: This story is one of a series of reflections — in their own words — from members of ASU’s Class of 1967, who will return to the university on May 8–9 for their G

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

April

Dean Carole Basile

Carol Basile spoke to KJZZ’s Mark Brodie about the Arizona Senate’s passage of SB1042, which would e

Screen capture from STEM Mio

Latinos make up the youngest and fastest-growing demographic in the U.S. but remain underrepresented in STEM professions — science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Students in science class

There’s change in the air this summer.

Gustavo Fischman talking to two guest speakers

Gustavo Fischman talks with guest presenters Joel Westheimer and Luis Gandin at a 2015 edXchange event

 

Happy students posing next to a car

America Reads site manager Deirdre Edwards and site supervisors Luisanna Granillo and Amir Williams show off one of the Nissan Versas DriveTime donated to their program.

 

March

Alejandro “Alex” Vasquez will earn his Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership this spring after completing the

two balanced objects

During the 2014 – 2015 school year, a project team comprising researchers from Arizona State University, the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University worked with three school dis

Debbi Burdick (EdD ’04) has carried many titles in the four decades of her education career.

Two of the largest graduate schools at Arizona State University jumped significantly in the latest rankings from U.S.

Leland H. Hartwell, Nobel Laureate and director of the Pathfinder Center at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute and Virginia G.

Jennifer Hagen (BAE ’06) started teaching at Pioneer Elementary School in the Gilbert, Arizona School District fresh out of college.

Arizona State University is a massive engine that runs at warp speed, and a new initiative is inviting a group of campus leaders to look under the hood so they can keep it going decades into the fu

Arizona State University has hit upon a new solution to help Native American men and boys overcome the host of obstacles that block the path to socioeconomic success for so many: Get outside the cl

February

Visitors got a double dose of Arizona State University's Night of the Open Door fun this weekend as the free open-house event took place on the aviation- and

Teachers in the Sustainability Academy

Educators are in a unique position to be able to shape future leaders, not only in familiar academic disciplines, but in areas that can affect cultural awareness and public policy.

Lynda Scott

Lynda Scott receives her 2016 Innovation Award for Teacher of the Year (Preservice Faculty) from Cathy Poplin (right), executive director of the Arizona Technology in Education Association; and

Valentine’s Day looked very different in Ancient Rome.

Arizona State University's Night of the Open Door — five free open houses over the month of February — continued at the West campus in Glendale on Saturday, where the rain held off as visitors lear

Research Professor and Regents Professor Emeritus David Berliner is one of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College faculty members named to the RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.

ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College has been an

ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College has been an

Dean Carole Basile by fountain

Carole Basile is dean of ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

January

First-grade teacher Michelle Doherty congratulates one of her students during a lesson on weather.

Arizona’s Teacher of the Year for 2017 has been in the classroom for 23 years but is still learning the job.

The ASU Polytechnic Campus 20th Anniversary Alumni Lecture Series continues Feb. 9 with Kristi Glassmeyer (MEd ’07).

DiALoG screen

Speaking and listening are essential skills for students to be able to function effectively in the 21st-century workplace, but difficult to assess, says researcher Bryan Henderson.

sergey-zolkin-192937

Associate Professor Teresa Foulger is spearheading an international effort to use research and crowdsourcing techniques to es

They’re teachers, accountants, social workers and entrepreneurs. One is currently a Peace Corps volunteer in China, and another will graduate from medical school in May.

Glendale Rotary Club President John Crow presents the Matt O. Hanhila Inspirational Educator of the Year award to John Faris. Photo courtesy The Glendale Star.

 

Image of the Earth from space

Last November, the Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education, a research center in ASU’s Mary Lou Fult

2016

December

In her letter nominating Ray Utter (BA, BAE '14) to be one of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Outstanding Mentor Teachers for 2016, his supervisor, Pamela Clark (MEd ’83), wro

Indigenous arts collective Postcommodity — whose members include two Arizona State University alumni — has been selected to participate in the

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates 

Image: Video still from “A Very Long Line,” courtesy of Postcommodity

Elise Adams

Some teachers choose their profession by following the career path of a parent.

Like every teacher candidate from ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Lauren Orme (MEd ’16) is graduating with workplace experience, thanks to her student teaching placement.

Abigail Graham

Even though Abigail Graham went to high school in Johnstown, Pennsylvania — far from Arizona — she chose ASU as the school she wanted to attend to prepare for a career in education.

Teachers college building sign

Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is one of only 12 teacher-preparation programs in the 99th percentile of the National Council on Teacher Quality’s 2016 evaluation of und

Steve Graham knows writing — not just how to do it, but how to teach it, how it’s learned and what kinds of individual differences make writin

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College student ambassadors are education majors who, in addition to their own prepa

November

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College student ambassadors are education majors who, in addition to their own prepa

Tanner Greyn

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College student ambassadors are education majors who, in addition to their own prepa

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College student ambassadors are education majors who, in addition to their own prepara

key hole desk

A Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College research team, led by Dean of Graduate Education Alfredo Artiles, is preparing five doctoral students to b

Showing flexibility and dynamic thinking, an ASU professor has created an education tool that leverages the most popular mobile game in U.S.

Arizona State University has been ranked in the top 10 in the nation for graduate employability, according to a new survey of employers.

Paula Tseunis (EdD ’11) has a resume of awards and achievements that could intimidate aspiring teachers, and she has made a name for herself in the world of STEM education in elementary schools.

Girl working puzzle

Ashleigh Justice didn’t set out to be a teacher, but as a psychology major, she learned some of the basics.

When students take notes in their own words, including a few related doodles in the margin; as they discuss ideas with peers and maybe even argue about which response is best, that is when learning

ASU’s Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education helped organize a conference aimed at finding new metr

After 25 years of service in the U.S. Marines, Cliff Vellucci retired in 2007 and began his transition to civilian life.

Two Arizona State University students are living their athletic dreams after deferring them while they served their country.

ASU’s Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education has helped organize a conference aimed at finding new metrics to address a UN goal of improving education worldwide.

On Tuesday, California voters will decide on the fate of bilingual education.

October

You make time for what matters most.

Arizona PBS, the three-channel public television network operated by Arizona State University, is creating a fourth channel to provide quality edu

Arizona State University is once again among the top five colleges and universities to contribute the greatest number of graduates to Teach for America, a corps of recent college graduates who comm

Phyllis and Frank Saylor

Phyllis (BAE, Physical Education, ‘53) and Frank (BAE, Math Education, ‘53) Saylor have a lifetime of memories and love, woven into the history of Arizona State University and their student teachin

A new study documents a list of factors affecting early literacy in Arizona.

David Garcia, associate professor at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, appeared on “

Nayely Sanchez-Hernandez was a music major at Arizona State University until she realized that music may be the only universal language.

Latino students make up the largest racial and ethnic group in Arizona’s public schools but are at an educational and funding disadvantage, according to a new report authored by an Arizona Sta

Latino students make up the largest racial and ethnic group in Arizona’s public schools but are at an educational and funding disadvantage, according to a new report authored by an Arizona State Un

September

Teaching writing, grammar and debate skills to middle and high school English students is how Holly Batsell (PhD '13, MEd '98), newly appointed principal of the Bioscience High School in Phoenix Un

Angelina Cook (BAE ’17) said she basically grew up on the ASU Tempe campus, and she might actually bleed maroon and gold.

College campuses are traditionally the personification of stability: serene grounds, the life of the mind, the scratch of pen on paper.

They don’t necessarily begin that way.

Charlotte Thomas

Yuma has more “Criminals” than some realize, and Charlotte Thomas (Elem Ed, ’83)  is proud that she is a “real” Yuma Criminal—a 1966 graduate of Yuma High School, whose trademark mascot is a line d

When students come to ASU and enroll in one of the PhD programs at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, their professors and academic peers represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds and interests.

Each year, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College salutes faculty members whose scholarship and teaching embody its mission to create knowledge, mobilize people and take action to improve education.

Three Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College faculty members were among 31 scholars nationwide invited to be part of the “Ed-Talk” video series hosted by the American Educational Research Association.

Penny Dyer is the last faculty member some students in ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College get to know.

 Schools in Palestine received new rooftop solar technology, and students in the classrooms beneath them will learn the science behind the project thanks to collabo

Jenna Kahl, director of enrollment and outreach at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, recen

Luke Skywalker had Yoda. Harry Potter had Dumbledore.

Guides and mentors sometimes appear in unlikely places, willing to share wisdom and experience.

August

The Arizona Ready for Rigor project team at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College received a 2016 National School Public Relations Association award of excellenc

The master’s degree programs at

Alyssa Beck-White loves math and couldn’t get enough of it in high school.

Dear faculty, staff and friends —

Sarah Slater (BA, SED ’17) is an English major who knew she wanted to teach, but wanted to keep her English degree separate from her teacher preparation because she wanted to “emphasize her content

Teacher evaluations based on student test scores have become the norm in public schools across America.

Kids love to do experiments. When David Meltzer taught middle-schoolers, they especially enjoyed making a generator out of copper wire.

Kids love to do experiments. When David Meltzer taught middle-schoolers, they especially enjoyed making a generator out of copper wire.

Carole Basile took a circuitous route to the dean’s office in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University.

Carole Basile took a circuitous route to the dean’s office in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University.

Just as food deserts — urban areas where it’s difficult to buy affordable, fresh food — can have an adverse impact on nutrition, “daycare deserts” can get a child’s education off to a less-than-hea

July

Teresa Silva teaches first grade at Academia del Pueblo in Phoenix, Arizona.

Mesa Mayor John Giles convened a task force of early childhood education experts that included Allison Mullady, clinical assistant pr

James Gee is Regents Professor and the Fulton Presidential Chair of Literature in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Jose Carlos Flores Ortega (BA, SED ’17), called J.C. by most, completed a classroom observation last year in an American government course with high school seniors.

Alisha Maxwell (BA, SED ’16) said chemistry was one of her most challenging classes in high school, and she never would have guessed she’d end up loving the subject and even teaching it down the ro

Alyssa Beck-White (BA, SED ’16) was one of those kids who happily breezed through her multiplication tables as a third grader.

James Gee of Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College tells Education Week the handheld phenomenon may be a Poké Ball to play and a way to "enchant the environment," but design f

Lisa Gilliland (BAE ’12) said she always wanted to be a teacher, though she didn’t know how mu

Madit Yel, who is from Wunrok, South Sudan, plans to use his business degree and leadership skills to set up a reliable college preparatory program in Africa to connect promising students to educat

A new generation of national education standards emphasizes the importance of class discussions when students are learning science, but engaging students in critical, equitable and collaborative in

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Madit Yel, who is from Wunrok, South Sudan, plans to use his business degree and leadership skills to set up a reliable college preparatory program in Africa to connect promising students to educat

As you walk through the Origins Exhibit at the Natural History Museum in Mesa, you may want to know why Mars is red or whether the moon is actually round.

A new generation of national education standards emphasizes the importance of class discussions when students are learning science.

Erin Hellmann is a second-year teacher and a corps member of Teach For America.

“The first teacher who really made me work hard was Neal Lester, Foundation Professor of English, at Arizona State University.

A new program to study unique approaches to education in Italy is available to students in

Children who witness a shooting, see a parent imprisoned or bounce from house to house can be traumatized so profoundly that it actually changes their brains.

Coaching aspiring gymnasts, on top of using fractions to modify recipes, helped Nicole Schott realize she wanted to be a teacher. She said, “I started my first job in 2011.

June

A record high of 65.3 million people were asylum seekers, internally displaced people or refugees in 2015, according to a recent report by the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

The woman who broke barriers as Arizona’s first Native American TV news reporter has recently guided the nation’s foremost Indian youth empowerment group to new students, communities and sources of

Risa Stuart (BAE ’17), a native of Phoenix, said she hopes to always live in Arizona and always be in or close to the classroom.

Learn more about Pamela Hodges Kulinna's research here.

Did you know a 10-year old saguaro is no bigger than your thumb?

Teenagers attending the Hunnicutt Future Educators Academy at Arizona State University this week are learning to think like engineers so that someday they can teach that way.

Teenagers attending the Hunnicutt Future Educators Academy at Arizona State University this week are learning to think like engineers so that someday they can teach that way.

Teachers at every level struggle at times with keeping students engaged. But starting a lesson with a current event and questions to consider might better engage both students and educators.

Ashley Kelley (BAE ’10), a K–3 special education teacher at Mesquite Elementary School in Yuma, is the 2016 Yuma County Teacher of the Year.

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Teachers at every level struggle at times with keeping students engaged. But starting a lesson with a current event and questions to consider might better engage both students and educators.

Mitzi Vilchis, a secondary education major who graduated from Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College this year, was recently named a

Jerome “Jerry” Bruner, the educational psychologist known as “the father of the cognitive revolution” in educational thought, died Sunday, June 5 at the age of 100.

Arizona State University has no shortage of high-achieving Sun Devils making their mark on the world — and being recognized for it.

May

Before the 2016 graduates of Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College left their May 13 convocation at Wells Fargo Arena, the last faculty member they heard from was Frank Serafi

Arizona State University will hit its goal of producing 200 new math and science teachers with the help of a federal grant that aids student teachers.

Children at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Preschool are playing with blocks and making art projects, in addition to learning new ways of thinking about the world around them.

Arizona State University will hit its goal of producing 200 new math and science teachers with the help of a federal grant that aids student teachers.

School's almost out, kids. Be sure to thank your teachers as you head off to summer.

School’s almost out, kids — be sure to thank your teachers as you head off to summer.

Nobel laureate Edward Prescott got The Phone Call at 4 a.m., an hour typically not a harbinger of good tidings.

Nobel laureate Edward Prescott got The Phone Call at 4 a.m., an hour typically not a harbinger of good tidings.

Parker Hensley knows how to make the best of a situation.

Brittany Berry graduated in spring 2016 with a BAE in elementary education.

Carole Basile, the new dean of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, used to work for oil giant Amoco at a Houston refinery.

On May 4, Maria Harper-Marinick, a two-time graduate of ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, was named chancellor of the Maricopa Community Colleges (MCC).

On May 4, Maria Harper-Marinick, a two-time graduate of ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, was named chancellor of the Maricopa Community Colleges (MCC).

Before Prop. 123's scant passage, Sherman Dorn explained what the measure may, or may not, mean for public education in Arizona.

Four graduates from Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Class of 2016 have received Fulbright grants.

Carole Basile, the new dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, used to work for oil giant Amoco at a H

Four graduates from Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Class of 2016 have received Fulbright grants.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Mitzi Vilchis, a secondary education major, was recently named a Fulbright grantee and will be teaching English to school children in Mexico this fall.

Ulises Aragon (BAE, '16) feels a kinship with the students he has been teaching at Central High School in Phoenix for the past year.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

April

Professor Michelene (Micki) Chi, the Dorothy Bray Endowed Professor in Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College , has been inducted into

Each year, future educators in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College gather to meet Ira A. Fulton and thank him for his namesake awards that help them pay for their degrees.

Professor Michelene (Micki) Chi, the Dorothy Bray Endowed Professor in Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College , has been inducted into

Michelene "Micki" Chi, Dorothy Bray Endowed Professor in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, has been inducted into an organization whose members include Benjamin Franklin, Jonas Salk and Georgia O’K

The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Tuesday honored the tenth anniversary of Ira and Mary Lou Fulton’s gift to endow the school and recognized the college’s rise as a national model for teacher pr

The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Tuesday honored the tenth anniversary of Ira and Mary Lou Fulton’s gift to endow the school and recognized the college’s rise as a national model for teacher pr

Arizona State University alumnus Ed Sloat (EdD, ‘15) was awarded the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2016 Division H Outstanding Publication Award in Category 4, Outstanding Disser

How can we improve teacher effectiveness and attitudes to increase student achievement in Arizona’s high-needs K–12 public schools?

Classroom teachers are more crunched than ever, and many see time spent on professional development as inefficient and a waste of resources.

The Sanford Inspire Program at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College was honored with a

Karen Harris, the Mary Emily Warner Professor in the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers Colle

Faculty members, researchers and recent graduates of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College will be honored with research awards at the annual American Educ

Why is learning science so hard?

Why is learning science so hard?

Margarita Pivovarova, assistant professor, and Jeanne Powers, associate professor, were honored with a 2016 Education Research Service Project award from the

ASU Regents' Professor David Berliner is the first scholar to be recognized by the American Educational Research Association with the Outstanding Public Communica

March

Faculty members, researchers and recent graduates of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College were honored with awards at the annual American Educational Rese

Ed Sloat (EdD, '15) was awarded the American Educational Research Association 2016 Division H Outstanding Publication Award in Category 4, Outstanding Dissertation, for his work, "Examining the Val

Arizona State University is partnering with a premier university in Ghana to equip the next generation of business and engineering leaders to solve problems and help guide the West African nation’s

Arizona State University is partnering with a premier university in Ghana to equip the next generation of business and engineering leaders to solve problems and help guide the West African nation’s

Noah Brown has always loved literature and is an avid fan of Shakespeare.

“I realized I didn’t just want to read it, I wanted to talk to people about it,” he said.

Noah Brown has always loved literature and is an avid fan of Shakespeare.

“I realized I didn’t just want to read it, I wanted to talk to people about it,” he said.

Scott Blamer wants to be a doctor and is eager to develop the critical-thinking skills he’ll need for that demanding profession.

Scott Blamer wants to be a doctor and is eager to develop the critical-thinking skills he’ll need for that demanding profession.

Olena Aydarova, postdoctoral scholar, and Amelia Marcetti Topper (PhD, '15) were recognized with prestigious dissertation awards from the American Educational Research Association.

The 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings place Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College 14th among 255 public and private graduate programs of education.

Writing can be difficult. Teaching writing can be even more difficult.

Arizona State University’s education and public affairs graduate programs broke into the top 15 and joined the university’s law school and fine arts program in jumping to higher spots in the latest

Arizona State University’s education and public affairs graduate programs broke into the top 15 and joined the university’s law school and fine arts program in jumping to higher spots in the latest

Deans for Impact is a new advocacy group of leaders from 20 teacher-preparation programs across the country, including Mari Koerner, dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU.

Punya Mishra will join ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College as associate dean of scholarship in August.

Mari Koerner, dean of Mary Lou Fulton Techers College, has been named the college's Alice Wiley Snell Professor of Education.

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College instructor Ashleigh King was named the 2016 Teacher of the Year, Initial Teacher Preparation by the Arizona Technology in Education Association.

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College alumnus Diego Gastelum (BA, '14) was featured in an article in the Nogales International about schools hiring teachers with ties to local districts.

Michael Meaney, a graduate of Arizona State University, was selected as a Gates Cambridge Scholar.

Michael Meaney, a graduate of Arizona State University, was selected as a Gates Cambridge Scholar.

Eugene Garcia, professor emeritus, research professor and dean of ASU's College of Education from 2002 to 2006, is the latest faculty member of ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College to be named a

Arizona State University is part of a nationwide push to improve the way data is collected about teachers and to use it to improve learning — especially for poor children.

February

The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Preschool at Arizona State University will have part time and full time openings for fall 2016.

Professor Alfredo Artiles has made a career of improving education and opening new avenues in learning for students across cultures as the associate dean of academic affairs and the Ryan C.

Professor Alfredo Artiles has made a career of improving education and opening new avenues in learning for students across cultures as the associate dean of academic affairs and the Ryan C.

Cassandra Graffious and Sarah Schaffran, both iTeachAZ students in ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, were each awarded a $10,000 scholarship by the Pendergast District Community Foundation.

If it looks like fun, can they actually be learning? Yes! This is true for students as well as teachers.

Universities can be key players in getting good education to poor students, and several experts said that innovation as promoted at Arizona State University is the way to do it.

January

The ASU School Partnership Grant Programs Advisory Council honored nine K–12 schools from five Arizona districts with its third annual Educational Excellence Impact Awards.

A few years ago, students in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College took a three-credit course on how to use technology in the classroom.

Editor's note: This is part of a series highlighting new faculty members at Arizona State University.

To address the national need for greater numbers of students to enter STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, Project AMP at Arizona State University is conducting a three-y

The Rodel Foundation of Arizona recognized eight outstanding Arizona school leaders with its 2016 Exemplary Principal Award.

Students graduating from ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College online programs gathered with family, friends and professors for lunch before convocation last week.

2015

December

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of student profiles that are pa

Being a fourth-generation Sun Devil is just one thing Samantha Moffitt is proud to share about her personal history. “I’ve always loved teachers, and teaching, and being around teachers.

ASU graduate student Jasleen Rooprai's first teacher is the one who most inspired her to become a teacher herself: her mother.

Carolina Moreno takes her role in the lives of students very seriously.

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of student profiles that are p

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of student profiles that are p

November

A panel of experts gathered at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College for a provocative discussion about the future of education in Arizona. Watch the complete panel discussion here.

For their leadership in increasing student and school achievement, more than 2,200 educators from 58 schools in 10 districts received more than $5.25 million in performance-based payouts for partic

Nicki Derryberry, a 2009 master’s degree graduate of ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, and Brittany Matsushino, a 2008 bachelor’s degree graduate, join a prestigious group of fewer than 40 ed

Nicki Derryberry, a 2009 master’s graduate of ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, and Brittany Matsushino, a 2008 bachelor’s graduate, join a prestigious group of 19 educators across the countr

Editor's note: This is part of a series on ASU alumni. Find more stories here .

As the critical nature of police-community relations dominates headlines, Arizona State University graduate Arielle Miller believes her education training is making her a better law enforcement off

Three Arizona State University students are finalists for three prestigious international scholarships.

The debate over high-stakes testing for students was highlighted last month when President Barack Obama said that schools should have fewer, but better quality exams.

Civics education is not just for aspiring political scientists.

Phoenix native James Agee was in high school when Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941. Two months after he graduated, Agee became an Army Air Force cadet and began fighting in World War II.

October

Jessica Schreiber may have gotten a late start on recycling — she never heard of it until college — but you wouldn't know that by her profession today: overseeing recycling programs for the biggest

Arizona State University President Michael Crow joined Arizona Western College President Glenn Mayle in Yuma Tuesday to announce a new partnership between the schools.

Zak Ringelstein didn’t set out to be an entrepreneur or a teacher. He wanted to be a doctor.

It is with great sadness that I share news of the passing of Mary Lou Fulton. It was a joy to know this wonderful woman.

Mary Lou Fulton, an alumna of Arizona State University and one of its most generous supporters, died Thursday. She was 82.

September

“It’s going to be messy,” Sarah Beal told the room full of educators on Wednesday morning.

“But you have to create that sense of urgency to make the changes that need to happen.”

Expect More Arizona, an education advocacy group, called out the role of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College in ASU’s No. 1 ranking on the U.S.

When he was included in the Forbes 2015 "30 Under 30" list of influential names in education, Zak Ringelstein (MEd '10) reflected that he didn't set out to be an entrepreneur or a teacher.

The students quivered as they stood at the front of the classroom, before their peers, speaking out loud about their research projects.

Sixty-six percent of fourth-graders in the U.S. could not read at grade level in 2013, according to the National Assessment of Education Progress.

August

Editor's note: This story is part of our back-to-school spotlight on notable incoming students. The series will run during the first two weeks of the fall semester.

2014

November

Greg and Doris Wojtulewicz

The night Greg Wojtulewicz (BAE '68, MAE '71) proposed to Doris Welsh (MAE '71) at the foot of University Bridge, the young couple ran across campus to tell her parents who lived at Broadway and Ru

2013

February

Teachers College associate professor Sarup Mathur and Heather Griller Clark, principal research specialist, received a $1.5M grant for P