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Congratulations to all of our 2017 education graduates! Convocation was held on Friday, May 12 at Wells Fargo Arena. Before you visit our Facebook page to relive the festivities, check out these fun facts:

  • 1,100 graduates
  • 415 bachelor’s degrees
  • 633 master’s degrees
  • 46 doctoral degrees
  • 119 — Most bachelor's degrees conferred in one content area (Elementary Education)
  • 404 — Most master’s degrees conferred in one area (Curriculum and Instruction)
  • 400 — Number of 36” maroon and gold balloons dropped on the crowd in Wells Fargo Arena

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Alfredo Artiles awarded AERA Presidential Citation

ASU’s dean of graduate education and Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College professor of special education is honored for a career of “unwavering dedication to promoting academic excellence for equity and change.”

PhD grad wins national award for exemplary research

David Hernández-Saca (PhD ’16) won the 2017 Outstanding Dissertation Award in Disability Studies in Education from the American Educational Research Association for “Re-Framing the Master Narratives of Dis/ability Through an Emotion Lens.”

Preparing indigenous educators to work in Indian Country

Affiliate faculty member Bryan Brayboy will receive the 2017 Rosa Parks Award from the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity for research and programs that have prepared more than 125 indigenous teachers in three states.

Student POV

 Helping students find joy through reading

Find out why Sarah Plitt (BAE ’12, MA ’16) followed up her bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a master’s in literacy, and how it’s helped make her a stronger educator.

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Disability through a 100-year lens of U.S. education

A chapter co-authored by Sherman Dorn and Alfredo Artiles has won a top award from AERA for “skillfully tracing the evolving nature of disability as a way of surfacing the intersectionality of disability, race and other forms of difference.”

Projects and Impact

After 20 years, what is the reach of iTeachAZ?

As ASU’s innovative model of teacher preparation enters its third decade, it’s time to measure how widely iTeachAZ is improving the World’s Most Important Profession.


 Career-switch teacher uses life to connect with students

Ray Utter (BA, BAE '14) has been a marine, a mechanic and machinist. Now, as an educator, he talks about why experiences from those previous lives are important parts of who he is in his high school classroom.

A family of educators

When Doris Welsh (BAE '68, MAE '71) and Gregory Wojtulewicz (BAE '68, MAE '71) married after meeting as students in ASU’s College of Education, they became the next generation of ASU-prepared teachers in Doris' family. But they wouldn’t be the last.

Calendar icon Online information session: Master of Physical Education (MPE)
Clock icon Date: Tuesday, May 30
Time: 5 – 6 p.m. (Arizona time)
Location: Online

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