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Wright receives Noyce Scholar Alumni Award

May 05, 2015

Keith Wright (M.Ed 2007), a chemistry teacher at Springfield Renaissance High School and a Master Teaching Fellow for the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce S2TLC project at UMass Amherst’s College of Education, has been selected as one of seven participants nationally in the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s “Voices from the Field” video series.

Crosson receives Distinguished Achievement Award

May 05, 2015

Professor emerita Patricia Crosson, (MEd 1972, EdD 1974) who served as department chair in the College of Education, director of the Institute for Education Policy, deputy provost, and interim provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at UMass Amherst, is among three to receive the Distinguished Achievement Awards at the May 8, 2015 undergraduate commencement. She retired in 2001 and is now Senior Advisor for Academic Policy for the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.

Nieto Elected to National Academy of Education

Apr 03, 2015

Professor emerita Sonia Nieto has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education, an honorific society consisting of U.S. members and foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education.

Irizarry Honored for Contributions to Educating Diverse Learners

Mar 29, 2015

Jason Irizarry, associate professor and director of urban education in the College of Education, has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from the John Dewey Society in recognition of “his work as a contribution to the theory and practice of educating diverse learners in a democracy.”The award is the highest honor that the society bestows upon educators in its field.

Management, Education, Nursing, Engineering, Public Health Pace UMass Amherst Graduate Programs in National Rankings by U.S. News & World Report

Mar 17, 2015
March 10, 2015
 
Contact: Ed Blaguszewski [2] 413/545-0444
 
AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management’s Part-Time MBA program is ranked 16th in the nation in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.”
 
The public health program in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences is ranked 25th.
 
The College of Education ranks 50th and the College of Nursing’s master’s program is ranked 54th.
 

Yu named ISSR scholar

Mar 15, 2015

Seong Yeong Yu, assistant professor, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, has been named one of six 2015-2016 Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) scholars. This year’s scholars represent four colleges and six departments on the UMass Amherst campus. ISSR Scholars participate in a year-long seminar that helps them develop a strong research grant proposal and they will have opportunities to consult with nationally-recognized experts about their proposals.

Faculty develop community college model for Pakistan

Jan 14, 2015

Aligning with the College of Education’s work to develop higher education leadership capacity in countries where higher education has been under-developed and has the opportunity to make significant impact, faculty members Benita Barnes and Joseph B. Berger, in a two-year sub-contract with the Institute for Training and Development (ITD), will conduct programming for community college administrators from Pakistan.

One Building, One College, One Learning Community

Dec 14, 2014

With university support and the leadership of Dean McCormick, plans are in the works to revitalize and renovate the College’s physical environment to reflect its reputation as one of the top graduate Colleges of Education in the country.

NSF Funds UMass Amherst College of Education Project to Boost Science Study for Incarcerated Youth

Oct 31, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. – The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded nearly $3 million to two members of the College of Education faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to study and develop an innovative new model for teaching science to young people who are incarcerated.
 

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