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2021

May

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Two faculty members from the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences were recognized as exceptional mentors by Arizona State University's Faculty Women’s

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Arizona State University student veterans were able to celebrate their graduation in a special way this year — from the comfort of their cars.

April

Logo of the American Educational Research Association

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

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Fountain

Two MLFTC doctoral students — Valencia Clement (PhD: Educational Policy and Evaluation) and Amanda Riske (PhD: Learning, Literacies and Technologies) — were recently honored with awards based on th

diving board

As many schools prepare to reopen this fall, many educators are wondering what challenges to anticipate and what tools they’ll need to “get back to normal” — if that’s even possible.

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HYSA

The disruption of 2020 didn’t deter the students of Herberger Young Scholars Academy.

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Four Melikian Center affiliates have recently received grants from the National Center for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) to conduct research.

In fall 2020, after a renewed cry for social justice in America, Arizona State University President Michael Crow announced the university’s commitment to address social transformation by implementi

The ASU Graduate College has announced the awardees of the fifth annual Graduate College Knowledge Mobilization Awards.

Ron Beghetto hosts the Learning Futures podcast

What if education systems were doing more and thinking differently about preparing learners to thrive in the future? 

Education emergency fund

The American Rescue Plan allocates $129 billion to address severe disruptions to school life caused by COVID-19.

In the span of a century, students with autism have gone from being institutionalized in sanitariums to having careers in the STEM field.

March

ASU graduate in shadow holding "Forks Up" gesture

ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College placed No. 11 among 277 institutions that responded to the survey conducted by U.S.

Arizona State University has 14 graduate degree programs ranked in the top 10 nationwide, according to new rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College placed No. 11 among 277 institutions that responded to the survey conducted by U.S.

Graph of data on laptop computer screen

Education policy in the U.S. runs on data. Yet the amount and breadth of data available can outpace the ability of policymakers and administrators to digest it.

Next Education Workforce teaming models illustration

It’s “inspiring to be with so many like-minded educators trying new things with students,” says one educator at SPARK School at Kyrene de las Manitas in Phoenix, Arizona. 

President Joe Biden with students

The Biden administration must work to quickly reopen schools or else longer-term challenges, like improving learning outcomes and working conditions for teachers, will be overshadowed, says

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Young girl by a computer screen

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a globally disruptive force to our human systems for over a year. 

Maple Leaf

The Maple Leaf Partnership, which kicked off this semester, placed eight MLFTC Secondary Education master’s degree students in virtual classrooms in China to complete th

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a globally disruptive force to our human systems for over a year. 

Editor's note: In recognition of Women’s History Month, ASU is highlighting inspiring women and their stories.

Little girl working with teacher

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University was forced to move its annual Early Childhood Conference online this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. The result for the Feb.

Female teacher with students

Education systems in many countries struggle to provide enough teachers in the right places to meet growing demand and serve all learners.

Foyt gift

Fifty years after graduating from ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, her time at the college is still fresh in Elizabeth Foyt’s mind.

Arizona State University’s commitment to the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves is embedded in its charter.

February

Michelene Chi and Teresa Foulger

Regents Professor Michelene Chi was selected for the 2021

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School spotlight

At Riverview High School in Mesa, Arizona, teams of educators use technology to scale deeper and personalized learning for multi-age cohorts of students.

mindfulness

When students at Balsz Elementary School act out, they aren’t sent to detention.

For two days in January, more than 270 educators and education experts from around the country gathered virtually at the invitation of ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College to address a big questi

Next Education Workforce

For two days in January, more than 270 educators and education experts from around the country gathered virtually at the invitation of ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College to address a big

Arizona State University’s charter highlights a commitment to the well-being of communities, and that promise extends around the world.

Students in program

Beginning in fall 2021, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University will offer a

In the early 1970s, Steve Graham was a long-haired free-spirit hitchhiking across America, trying to find himself.

January

For most teens, the break between semesters is a relaxed time of unstructured adventure. Driving around with friends. Meeting at the mall. Lounging by the pool. 

Cristobal Rodriguez

Cristóbal Rodríguez joins Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College as associate dean of equity, inclusion and community engagement.

MLFTC

Six online master’s degrees in education offered by Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College are among the top five in the nation in their specialty areas, according to the

The Future Substance of STEM Education

Ariel Anbar and Punya Mishra are the principal investigators for “The Future Substance of STEM Education,” a research project based at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Dementia research. Coronavirus testing. Revitalizing communities. Giving more students access to education through scholarships.

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Six online master’s degrees in education offered by Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College are among the top five in the nation in their specialty areas, according to the U.S.

Learning Futures

“We live in uncertain times,” says Punya Mishra, associate dean of Scholarship and Innovation and p

From our journals

Note: Stephanie McBride-Schreiner, scholarly communications publications manager at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, reflects on MLFTC's jou

Few times in history have seen a more dire need to find solutions to a global societal crisis than the present.

Urban Collaborative

Teaching during Covid-19 has been a challenge for educators across the country.

Ariel Anbar, Lauren Harris, Leanna Archambault

Ariel Anbar, President's Professor in the School Of Earth and Space Exploration and an MLFTC affiliate faculty memb

Teacher resources

Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is offering a collection of resources to help education teams, schools and districts redesign intern and resident roles to better m

Eva Baker

Eva Baker is Distinguished Research Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and current director of th

2020

December

On Jan.

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Maria Teresa Tatto, Southwest Borderlands Professor of Comparative Education in Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, ha

Maggie Trupkiewicz and Dalia Uriostegui

Maggie Trupkiewicz and Dalia Uriostegui are two of the 1,281 educators who graduated this week from Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

MLFTC podcasts

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College launched two new podcasts that focus on education and feature education experts.

November

Steve Graham

Steve Graham, Mary Ellen Warner Professor of Education at Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, has been n

They are the best and brightest and have brought honor and distinguishment to their disciplines.

Professor Ray Buss

Ray Buss, a professor in the Educational Leadership and Innovation division at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers Coll

Veterans

After being on the Arizona State University campus for nearly two years, Kagan Sherman has learned how to identify a fellow military veteran.

Steve Graham

A meta-analysis study published by Steve Graham and two researchers from the University of Utah found that writing about content reliably enhanced learning, even for content in diverse subjects suc

Amanda Riske

Amanda Riske (BA ’03), a PhD student in the

Woman and man having remote conversation

Molly Ott, associate professor at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, penned an article for

Poster session

The research of 10 graduate education students from Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College was featured in ASU’s virtual Institute for Social Science Research.

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Vanessa Arredondo

Vanessa Arredondo (BAE Elementary Education, Bilingual Education, ’14; MEd Curriculum and Instruction, ’16) was named

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Moroccan skyline

Over the next five years, Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College will work with Morocco’s Ministry of Education, universities within the kingdom and teacher training inst

Arizona State University has announced the 

Abstract design

iA little over two years ago, Punya Mishra, professor and associate dean of scholarship and innovat

Throughout his career, Neil Giuliano, an alumnus of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, has worn many hats.

October

Nancy Mather

The annual Cathy Sanchez-Cañez Memorial Lecture Series was hosted by Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College throughout October.

Problem solving huddles for leaders

Twice a month, Arizona school and system leaders gather for rapid-fire crowdsourcing of solutions to immediate problems. 

Lego blocks around an Adidas shoe

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Professor, Pinnacle West Presidential Chair and Creativity Advisor for the LEGO Foundation

Mastercard scholars at Arizona State University

Like most things this year, the Mastercard Foundation Scholars reception looked a little different. This year’s theme, Resilience in Action, was nothing less than fitting. 

community educators illustration

Communities are rich in experienced adults who have knowledge and expertise but lack the instructional skills of professional teachers.

Three organizations have committed to collaborate with Mesa Public Schools, the largest school district in Arizona with more than 64,000 students, to support district leaders in efforts to create e

A sketch of a classroom

Many of the challenges confronting education and impeding its progress don’t have borders.

A futuristic lighted tunnel

UNESCO — the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization — commissioned a series of background papers for its Futures of Education initiative and “

remote learning

Students with disabilities could benefit if schools used what they’re learning about remote education to improve in-person instruction, says

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NEW

MLFTC will host Building the Next Normal, a two-day virtual convening about the Next Education Workforce

Arizona State University Professor Geoffrey D. Borman has great empathy for middle schoolers.

Illustration of Next Education Workforce models

How can schools better serve learners and create more rewarding working environments and, ultimately, career paths for educators? 

September

Maria Teresa Tatto

Maria Teresa Tatto, Southwest Borderlands Professor of Comparative Education, was named a fellow of the American Educational R

IgnitED Labs

In today’s world of online learning, making the process of thinking visible becomes challenging.

video broadcast of Sun Devil Learning Labs

FOX 10 Phoenix featured Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College’s new partnership with Mesa Public Schools, which provides free, small-

COVID

Mina Johnson-Glenberg, a research scientist in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology and an affiliate facult

PhD student and Fulbright-Hays fellow Atota Halkiyo

Atota Halkiyo (PhD Education Policy and Evaluation, ’22) has been awarded the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fello

Professor Michelene Chi of Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Michelene Chi has been awarded the 2020 McGraw Prize in Learning Science Research.

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Middle school student alone in hallway

Jennifer Holm spoke for many Americans when she titled her 2011 fiction book for young readers, “Middle School is Worse than Meatloaf.”

Professor Ronald Beghetto, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University

Ronald Beghetto, Pinnacle West Presidential Chair Professor for Teacher Education, has been selected as co-editor of the

Pedro Noguera

Pedro Noguera, dean of the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education, credits a large chunk of his educational success to his immigrant parents, who never r

SD 100

Sun Devil 100 celebrates the achievements of Arizona State University alumni who own or lead successful, innovative businesses.

August

remote learning and teaching with educators on a Zoom call

In 2018, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College placed its first students in

Fountain in the Farmer Education Building

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University is offering five new degree programs beginning fall 2020: three master’s degrees and two bachelor’s, including one that leads to teacher

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Chalkboard and lightbulb

With the start of the 2020–21 academic year, several faculty members at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College are continuing or commencing research studies with the support of

Journals

This month, we dive into the challenge of educating global citizens, and take a look at the motivations of emergency certified teachers.

books

Next month, Assistant Professor Mildred Boveda is launching the virtual learning community, “Starting from Com

Arizona State University offers more than 800 fully accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs — not to mention more than 270 minors and c

Kids in school

When the pandemic hit, parents and educators panicked over how children would get an education. Most schools and classes moved online.

Morocco

Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College hosted the first in a series of trainings engaging Moroccan educators about Next Education Workforce models.

MLFTC

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College adds faculty with expertise in social justice, privilege, oppression, and race and colorism, among others.

July

Problem-Based Enhanced Language Learning

Common Core Mathematics Standards and Standards for Mathematical Practice

“The Friz” has stepped off the bus and is off on another adventure.

Associate Professor Leanna Archambault

Associate Professor Leanna Archambault was the guest for the July 7 “Ask an Expert” segment on KCBS radio in San Francisco.

Book cover from "Stories from the Field"

The transition from in-person to online learning required by the coronavirus pandemic left the education community rushing to find ways to meet the needs of all learners.

Michael Piburn with his wife and infant daughter

Michael Piburn’s social media pages are rich with photos of what he loved: cactuses and hollyhocks in bloom, sunsets over the Phoenix dessert, his many friends and children of friends, and gl

SDLL

Phoenix’s Creighton School District and Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College partner regularly during the school year on internships and residencies that prepare ASU st

Silver Lining

It started with a single tweet: What happens if schools close for a year? 

Assistant Professor Carrie Sampson

Assistant Professor Carrie Sampson is the recipient of the 2020 William J.

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Brooklyn Labs

Update: After conversations and design sessions with organizations including Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools pub

From our journals

This month, we focus on the nation’s most pressing issues. The COVID-19 crisis has altered the lives and realities of most people. Pandemics, says Michael W.

COVID-19 forced all teaching in Arizona to go to an all-online format this past spring, including special education supports and services.

NEW Workshop

“The world has changed,” Lisa Wyatt, senior program strategist,

Problem-Based Enhanced Language Learning

One of the most challenging parts of developing a PBELL lesson plan is where to find inspiration.

June

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Problem-Based Enhanced Language Learning

Searching for a meaningful problem can be tricky. What might be meaningful for me, as the teacher, may not be as meaningful to my students.

May

Arizona educators and concerned parents are eagerly anticipating direction from state officials on how and when K-12 schools should proceed as their communities continue opening up amid the coronav

A teacher wipes the door handle in the classroom before students return to school after the coronovirus pandemic.

Due to the global pandemic, many families are wondering whether and how schools will reopen this fall.

Wendy Peia Oakes has been an assistant professor at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University since 2012.

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Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with medical researchers in the efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, social scientists are taking the pulse of society and examining underlying c

From our journals

Relaunching in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the journal Current Issues in Education returns thi

Stephen Santa-Ramirez and Dawn Demps

Stephen Santa-Ramirez (PhD ’20) will be joining the faculty at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, as a t

Whether you’re going camping in the Superstition Mountains for the weekend or spending two months in the Himalayas, you’re going to need some basic skills: pitching a tent, cooking on a tiny stove

Problem-Based Enhanced Language Learning

Working with dually classified learners can pose distinctive challenges for educators.

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The joys of gardening: head in the sun, hands in the dirt, something living where nothing lived before, and finally the crunch and snap and taste of what you and nature have created together.

April

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educator with student

What is the Next Education Workforce? Is your school ready for a new workforce model?

Maria Teresa Tatto, Carrie Sampson, Juan Carrillo and Shawn Loescher

The annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, held each spring, is a gathering of more than 14,000 members of the world’s leading organiza

mildred shaw

The stock market crashed. The Dust Bowl happened. Women couldn’t find jobs. They called it the Dirty Thirties.

When the spring 2020 semester started, Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College had over 1,500 undergraduate and graduate teacher candidates placed in internships and residencies

Problem-Based Enhanced Language Learning

In this era of high stakes testing and school accountability grades, there is increased pressure on teachers to ensure lessons can be directly connected to standards.

College student teaching via webcam

When the Spring 2020 semester started, ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College had over 1,500 undergraduate and graduate teacher candidates placed in internships and residencies in over 450 schools.

March

In the last four years, Lennon Audrain has earned an associate degree in elementary education from Rio Salado College, a bachelor’s degree in classics (concentrating in Latin) from

ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College placed No. 13 among 393 institutions surveyed in U.S.

With schools across the nation closing amid concerns over the developing COVID-19 crisis, parents everywhere are finding themselves in a perplexing situation when it comes to ensuring their childre

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grads

ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College placed No. 13 among 393 institutions surveyed in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of America’s graduate schools of education. 

Michael Robert

Alumnus Michael Robert (EdD ’11), superintendent of Osborn School District has been selected to participate in the

Arizona State University’s graduate schools continue to hold high positions in the latest U.S. News and World Report annual rankings.

HYSA

Sixteen Herberger Young Scholars Academy students were recognized with prestigious awards from

Headshots

Update: Due to the novel coronavirus we are not able to share the same space, but we can still share the same spirit of wellness virtually.

Problem-Based Enhanced Language Learning

You’ve attended a PBELL training and you are now ready to put that knowledge into action.  You may be asking yourself, “What can I do to set my students up for success for their first PBELL e

Last year, Arizona State University alumnus Shawn Loescher presented his TED-Ed talk at the TEDSummit in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Shawn Loescher

Last year, Shawn Loescher (EdD ’18) presented his TED-Ed Talk at the TEDSummit in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Martin Carnoy and attendees of the CASGE Distinguished Lecture

Martin Carnoy (back row, center left) and attendees of the February CASGE Distinguished Lecture

February

Professor Steve Graham

Steve Graham, a Mary Ellen Warner Professor of Education at Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, won the 2018 Sylvia Scribner Award, presented by the American Educational Re

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Faculty accolades gallery, February 2020

Mirka Koro — ASU Graduate College Outstanding Doctoral Mentor

Mastercard Foundation Faculty Development Seminar participants

By 2035, there will be more young people entering Africa's workforce each year than in the rest of the globe combined.

Workforce speakers

UPDATE: We’ve made the decision to cancel our convening, The Next Education Workforce: From Thought to Action, on April 22-24 in Scottsdale. We are disappointed that we

Problem-Based Enhanced Language Learning

iTeachELLs was featured on an international platform called HundrED – a not-for-profit organization, which seeks and shares inspiring innovations in K12 e

Problem-Based Enhanced Language Learning

One of the most common questions we get about Problem-Based Enhanced Language Learning (PBELL) lessons is how long should they be?  There is no right answer to this question.  A PBELL can be as sho

Block Chronicles

ASU Associate Professor Juan Carillo found an academic brother in University of Pittsburgh Assistant Professor Jason Méndez, and the two

January

For 32 years, the Graduate College has asked Arizona State University graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to nominate their mentors for what has become a prestigious and time-honored a

Juan Carrillo and Jason Méndez came from opposite sides of the country, taught at rival colleges, cheered for clashing NBA teams and even liste

Faculty accolades gallery, January 2019

Juliet Hart Barnett — CEC DADD Research Award 

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Graduating Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College master's degree students at Arizona State University

Five online master’s degrees in education offered by Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College are among the top 10 in the nation in their specialty areas, according to the U.S.

Five online master’s degrees in education offered by Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College are among the top 10 in the nation in their specialty areas, according to the U.S.

2019

December

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November

keynote speaker Pedro Noguera

Pedro Noguera, distinguished professor of education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, was the keynote speaker. 

Andrea Weinberg and Mildred Boveda

MLFTC assistant professors Andrea Weinberg and Mildred Boveda

School bus in rural Arizona

Students in rural high schools often don’t have access to advanced courses that can help them succeed in college, or even simply get accepted to the colleges they hope to attend.

DNUE partnerhsip

Daegu National University of Education, located in Daegu Metropolitan City — South Korea’s third-largest — is one

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October

Urban Collaborative logo

California’s Pasadena Unified School District has reached a settlement that will spur changes to its special education programs under the recommendations and guidance of

Doctoral students graduating

Arizona State University, in conjunction with Syracuse University and Florida International University, is launching a $7.5 million program to support a distinct group of doctoral students pu

One of the foremost Swedish universities recognized Arizona State University Graduate College Dean Alfredo J. Artiles with an honorary doctoral

Lilyann Myers and Phyllis Saylor

On October 10, 21 students earning degrees from Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College with the help of scholarships had the opportunity to thank their benefactors face-to-face.

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Boy at school

Next week, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College will host the Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders Confe

When Jaime Martinez and Bret Larsen graduated from Arizona State University, they each wanted to make an impact in their communities.

September

Ribbon cutting at SPARK School

On Sept.

creative genius

In an episode of Fast Company‘s podcast, Creative Conversation, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Professor and Pinnacle West Presidential Chair 

Craig Mertler speaking at TEDx Lakeland University

Education is like many fields: Practitioners can struggle to connect the theoretical — research — with the actual. In education, the practice of action research provides a path between the two.

Win and Roe

Douglas Roe and U Kyaw Win met on a tennis court at Phoenix College in January 1952. They were both in a required physical education class.

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Teachers at STEM Camp 2019

iTeachELLs Project Director Wendy Farr wrote an article for ARISE in which she explains the instructional model of PBELL — Problem-based Enhanced Language Learning — developed by the iTeachEL

Jessica Campos

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation announced the 2019 class of Woodrow Wilson Pennsylvania Teaching Fellows.

IgnitEd Labs

IgnitED Labs — located at Tempe, P

Faculty accolades headline image


MLFTC sign

Division of Teacher Preparation

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August

AmeriCorps

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is partnering with AmeriCorps to recr

Nothing gives Arizona State University freshman Larissa Lopez greater satisfaction than giving back to society.

Map of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College global projects

Carole Basile is dean of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University

James A. Banks

Over 70 years ago, James A. Banks was on an Arkansas farm, picking cotton.

Third-plus generation students — those born in the U.S. to U.S.-born parents — attend better-resourced schools compared to first- and second-generation students from immigrant families.

graduates at reception

May’s commencement ceremony, like most, marked a beginning and an end.

Hand holding a globe

A new degree program offered by ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College combines the college’s prowess in global education research with ASU’s innovative online platform.

Map of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College projects around  the world

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College embraces its role in changing systems, structures and cultures of education organizations.

Saudi scholar

The Ministry of Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has ambitions of restructuring the country’s educational landscape and has sought educational reform ideas from foreign countries.

July

This summer, the ASU Alumni Association is helping Sun Devil educators get ready for back-to-school season with a maroon and gold Back to School Pack.

Group meeting to plan Kyrene school

This fall, nearly 100 third and fourth grade students in the Kyrene School District in Phoenix, Arizona, will experience the start of a s

Floor plan of the school-within-a-school at Kyrene de las Manitas

After a two-year design collaboration between Phoenix’s Kyrene School District and ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, a new Kyrene program will open this fall in Kyrene de las Manitas Elementa

Professional Pathways illustration

Building on the success and strong reputation of its teacher preparation program, known as iTeachAZ, ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is moving on to its next generation of teacher-prep, whic

Puzzle pieces and a brain

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

How much of what you learned in high school do you still use 20 years later? Probably not a lot.

Richard Anderson

Richard C. Anderson is an educational psychologist who has published influential research on children’s reading, vocabulary growth and story discussions that promote thinking.

June

Group members at the workforce conference

A cross-sector group of more than 100 leaders from K–12 district schools, higher education, educational nonprofits, school design, philanthropy and policy came together to contemplate

Worktable at Educators Workforce Conference

Brent Maddin is executive director of the Next Education Workforce initiative at ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Faculty members

Alfredo Artiles honored with inaugural Spencer Mentor Award

Teaching

Arizona’s new state budget includes $15 million for the Arizona Teachers Academy, which provides tuition scholarships to students pursuing teacher certification at Arizona’s three public univ

Word ideas on an anvil

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

Arizona’s new state budget includes $15 million for the Arizona Teachers Academy, which provides tuition scholarships to students pursuing teacher certification at Arizona’s three public univ

Sun Devil

Sun Devil 100 celebrates the achievements of Arizona State University alumni who own or lead successful, innovative busi

Children in a preschool classroom

“Special education is an excellent field to get into,” said Jay Johnson, recruitment and retention specialist in the Arizona Department of Education.

Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond is Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University and co-director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education.

Paul Morrison

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College has helped countless students realize their dream of becoming an educator.

Elliot Eisner

“The role of education might be conceived as the invention of yourself,” Elliot W.

Two years ago, Arizona State University and Helios Education Foundation began conversations about how the two organizations could work toget

May

Kids in classroom

iTeachELLs, a Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College project to prepare educators to teach culturally and linguistically diverse stud

Group of Fulbright DAI scholars at ASU

In January, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College welcomed 18 visiting educators from around the globe.

Keon McGuire, assistant professor at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, is having quite a year.

Lightbulb and blackboard

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College faculty and graduate students do groundbreaking work in research and curriculum development, and ASU and MLFTC support this work through competitive internal grants

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College sign

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College announced these externally funded projects, currently underway or soon to begin by MLFTC researchers.

Lightghouse at night

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Graduation

On May 9, the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College convocation ceremony graduated 745 graduates into the world’s most important profession.

Keon McGuire

Keon McGuire, assistant professor at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is having quite a year.

Cinthia Garcia

Cinthia Garcia (BAE '19) found her calling as a teacher in high school, but she didn’t discover her niche until she was in college.

Summit/Rhodes

When Rhodes Junior High in Mesa, Arizona, started the Rhodes to Success pilot program, it sought to improve the education experience for all stud

Roman Rozell's family

“If not for teachers, especially my physical education teachers, I wouldn’t be here. They made me feel like a superstar.

April

A pile of jigsaw puzzle pieces

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Young boy walking to school

The editors of ASU Now frequently call upon ASU experts to help explain terms and concepts inside important issues.

Students at school

While many U.S. communities suffer a general shortage of teachers, the crisis in special education is particularly acute.

Fountain in the Farmer Education Building, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

On April 13, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College hosted its virtual Doctoral Research Conference.

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Professor Steve Graham

Steve Graham is the winner of the Sylvia Scribner Award for 2018, presented by the American Ed

Hyatt Regency San Francisco

The Comparative and International Education Society is dedicated to increasing understanding of educational issues, trends and policies through co

Finding the “right” job can be tough for anyone, but for military veterans transitioning to civilian life, it can be daunting as they part ways from a highly structured, team-centric environment wi

March

MLFTC doctoral graduate Shawn Loescher, CEO of Urban Discovery Schools

While a doctoral candidate at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Shawn Loescher (EdD ’18) made an impression on everyone with whom he worked, including MLFTC fa

Hanging light bulbs

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Two teachers with a small group of elementary school students

When 300 Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College students begin their senior-year residencies this fall, they will be embarking on a student teaching experience vastly different from what other teacher pr

Toronto skyline at night

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

Denis Alvarez (BAE '21) with her family.

Denis Alvarez knew that she wanted to become a teacher and that she wanted to go to ASU.

Assistant Professor Keon McGuire

Image by Imani Randle/The State Press

Sesame Street

Arizona native Joan Ganz Cooney created the iconic children’s educational program “Sesame Street” and the Children’s Television Workshop when she worked in television in New York City in the

Arizona’s K–12 education system appears to be fairly straightforward at first glance. But it’s easy to get into the weeds when you start digging.

3D microscopic view of cells

A $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education is funding a major collaboration to improve education.

A $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education is funding a major collaboration to improve education.

Sign outside Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College placed No. 16 among 392 institutions surveyed in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of America’s graduate schools of education.

Floods, fires, earthquakes and hurricanes. An Arizona State University graduate program sending professionals into the teeth of disasters was ranked the top in the nation this week by U.S.

Kristin Hadeed

Last August, the iTeachELLs Teacher Quality Partnership Project sponsored a visit from Kristen Hadeed, founder of Student Maid and author of the book “Permission to Screw Up.” Kristen gave

Kids playing with a ball

iTeachELLs Project Director, Wendy Farr was recently featured in the Arizona Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (AZTESOL) Newsletter where she shares information on materials that c

Kids playing with a ball

iTeachELLs Project Director, Wendy Farr was recently featured in the Arizona Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (AZTESOL) Newsletter where she shares information on materials that c

HYSA award winnders

Late last month, 12 Herberger Young Scholars Academy students were recognized with prestigious awards from

Money

EdBuild, a nonprofit studying education funding, recently published a report citing that nationwide and in Arizona, predomina

Kids in a huddle

iTeachELLs Project Director, Wendy Farr wrote an article for Edutopia outlining the challenge teachers are facing supporting dually classified l

February

“For each man sees himself in the Grand Canyon.” 
— poet Carl Sandburg.

Group of educators from Saudi Arabia on ASU campus

This month, 46 visiting scholars from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia returned home after a year of professional development in Phoenix, Arizona.

Airplanes

“We weren’t meeting all of our students’ needs,” says Erica Mitchell, executive director, academic services.

Kristin Elwood PhD

Kristin Elwood (PhD ’18) is a postdoctoral scholar at two National Science Foundation-funded research centers at Arizona State Un

Hand holding a sparkler in tall grass

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Carole Basile on Arizona Horizon

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Dean Carole Basile talked with Ted Simons on PBS’ “Arizona Horizon” about how Arizona’s teacher shortage is

Arizona State University President Michael Crow on Tuesday addressed 46 scholars from Saudi Arabia who spent a year at ASU as part of a teacher leadership program and will be returning to their nat

Inside the Academy

Maybe you’ve heard of the TV show, “Inside the Actors Studio”? The show, hosted by James Lipton, airs on Bravo.

Alfredo Artiles

Yesterday Alfredo J. Artiles, dean of ASU’s Graduate College and Ryan C.

Abstract art

Danah Henriksen, assistant professor, says using creativity in the classroom can help a teacher be more effective.

Michelene Chi has tackled one of the thorniest problems in education: finding a way to get children to learn complex concepts.

January

Research illustration of lightbulb and blackboard

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Preschool teacher and class using EYEPlay

Last fall the U.S.

Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College has jumped from No. 36 to No.

Smiling young woman with laptop computer

Today, ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College jumped from No. 36 to No. 13 in U.S.

The online undergraduate program at Arizona State University has been ranked No. 2 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, earning a score of 98 out of 100.

Berliner, Artiles and Glass

Today, American Enterprise Institute director of education policy studies and Education Week blogger Frederick M.

2018

December

Washington District

Back in November, college leaders and local school administration members gathered to watch a presentation of what could be part of the future of how MLFTC student teachers learn how to creat

Thought leadership illustration

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Jeongeun Kim

Research by Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Assistant Professor Jeongeun Kim has received increased attention in recent months, thanks to two respected sources.

Greg Pereira
Nonprofit work does have its rewards, but it also has its frustrations.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Steve Graham

Steve Graham, the Mary Emily Warner Professor of Education in the Division of Leadership and Innovation at ASU’s Mary Lou F

November

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Marble Canyon, Arizona

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

QESST research in Monument Valley

The National Science Foundation established its engineering research center initiative in 1984 to un

Michelene Chi

Michelene Chi, a Foundation Professor and the Dorothy Bray Endowed Professor of Science and Teaching at Arizona State Univers

Teaching at Avondale

In partnership with the Avondale Elementary School District and the Pendergast Elementary School District, MLFTC is piloting new ways to support ASU teacher candidates while they perform their prof

While the nation’s schools continue to struggle to retain teachers, many Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College alumni are finding reasons to stay, advancing their careers and finding joy in classrooms.

Clinton Global Initiative University

This year, two Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College students were invited to attend Clinton Global Initiative University, a prestigious meeting of university students from around the globe.

View of Hayden Library

Regents’ Professors are the elite of the academic world.

Arizona State University junior Grant Navakuku joined the Arizona Army National Guard to fulfill a family legacy of service but discovered it offered wonderful benefits — a chance to enhance his ed

October

CPED video slide

When Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College welcomed members of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate to ASU’s West campus from Oct

Balance

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is dedicated to working with schools and communities to confront a wide range of challenges in education; an imperative in keeping with ASU’s mandate to assume fund

The ASU Alumni Association will honor Sun Devil leadership during the upcoming Nov. 3 Homecoming game, which will pit Arizona State University against the University of Utah.

For the fourth consecutive year, Arizona State University has been named among the top producers of Teach for America corps members, according to 2018 ranking

Desert sky at night

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World on hands

Many people view education as fundamentally a local phenomenon, especially in the United States.

High school math teacher Andrew Strom felt thrilled when he was recruited for an eight-week stretch working with Arizona State University engineering researchers this past summer.

September

books

Arizona Superintendent, Diane Douglas, proposed new standards developed by Hillsdale College, a private Christian college. However, not all members of the education community are on board.

Arizona State University Associate Professor Craig A. Mertler is a man of action — and research.

Christine Kajikawa Wilkinson recently has received two honors recognizing her career that has been dedicated to education and leadership with an extensive history of community service. 

Desert road

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

A feathery seed pod

This semester, four Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College researchers are utilizing grants awarded by the Institute for Social Science Research at Ari

technology has been getting more modern and schools haven't changed.

A year ago, we announced we were reimagining our college of education.  Big words, admittedly.

Urban Discovery Academy

How a doctoral student is solving wicked problems in an urban environment

Afternoon glow

“I have always seen education as a key to moving our society move forward,” alumna Angel Jannasch-Pennell (PhD '96) says of earning her degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education.

spilled ice cream

Earlier this month, Kristen Hadeed, founder of Student Maid and author of “Permission to Screw Up,” visited A

Joel Westheimer

Last April, the iTeachELLs Teacher Quality Partnership Project, an initiative of ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, sponsored

Arizona State University has welcomed 52 Saudi Arabian educators to the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College as part of the yearlong Building Leadership f

The pitchfork symbol is ubiquitous around Arizona State University, and now there is finally a sculpture of the iconic representation of the Sun Devils, unveiled last week.

August

Fireworks

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

Through hard work and dedication, 27 Arizona State University students have qualified for the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Incoming Arizona State University freshman Aquarie Doyle readily admits she didn’t have an idyllic childhood.

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


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

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

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Girl being silly

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

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.

Herberger Young Scholars Academy

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

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

Katie Bernstein: article (author) — “

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.

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

Faculty recognition

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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There’s change in the air this summer.

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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

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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.

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.

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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

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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

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

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.

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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.

 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

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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

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

Mastercard Foundation scholars

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.

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

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

Personalized mortarboard at graduation

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.

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.

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

AZRFR award-winners

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

Mortarboard at graduation

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

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.

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

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.”

Farmer Education Building fountain

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