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Colleen Champ Receives Graduate School’s Boscov Scholarship

Feb 02, 2010

Colleen “Birdie” Champ, a doctoral student in the College of Education, was awarded the 2010 Joseph L. Boscov Scholarship by the UMass Amherst Graduate School. The scholarship is awarded annually to a current or incoming female graduate student whose work will “equip her for increased service to the needs of people and/or the environment.”

Springfield middle school students perform for School of Education TEAMS students

Jan 25, 2010

Danielle Johnson walked to the front of the room and turned to face her classmates. With emotion, the seventh grade student rehearsed her part, describing how she was “surrounded” in daily life by people who smoked.

“I don’t feel like dying because of the stupidity of people around me,” she said.

What prompted teacher Corrin Shulze to go back to school?

Dec 01, 2009
From The Centennial to the classroom, with Hip Hop on the way

Corrin Shulze walked into the room where the College of Education’s Centennial Marathon’s presentation on Hip Hop Culture was taking place and by the time she left, she knew she was going to make a career change.

Chavva Coordinates Farmer Water Schools in India

Nov 15, 2009

Konda Reddy Chavva, a CIE doctoral student, spent this past summer in Southern India working with World Education project staff and farmers to design participatory methodology for collection of baseline data on climatic variability.  World Education assists the Andhra Pradesh Farmer Managed Groundwater Systems Project in the design and implementation of

Recruitment for college doesn’t have to wait until high school

Nov 05, 2009
By Alison DeRito, School of Education graduate student, Bridges to the Future elementary education pathway

It isn’t everyday that a student-teacher has the opportunity to share her love for her alma mater with nearly 70 fourth graders.

“Career-changer” leaves corporate for classroom

Oct 30, 2009

With a B.A. in English literature from Elmira College and some time travelling after graduation behind him, Christian Austin was ready for his first job. He set out on an insurance career path. Then, feeling that there was something else in store for him, and remembering how he had enjoyed being a writing tutor while in college, he decided to “leave insurance and go back to school.” To be a teacher.

When teacher Mindy Eichhorn went to India to teach abandoned women life skills, her own life changed.

Oct 01, 2009
An Affinity with India

Her interest in India started when she was at the University of Tennessee where she earned a B.S. in Special Education and an M.S. in Education.

“I took a class about women and cross-cultural perspectives and something about India was a magnet. I felt pulled to the women of India,” said Mindy Eichhorn, a COE student currently working on her doctorate in international education. Upon graduation from UTenn, she moved to Hartford and started teaching for Hartford Public Schools in the summer of 2002. But her interest in India never flagged.

COE student mentors and elementary school pupils go to a Writing Party

Sep 01, 2009

Graduate and undergraduate students in Education 497I, Tutoring in Schools, recently joined pupils from Mark’s Meadow Elementary School’s After School day care program in a Writing Party.

“A writing party is an interactive, cross-age writing experience where individuals of different ages write together,” said Dr. Robert Maloy, senior lecturer in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies. Dr. Maloy and lecturer Sharon Edwards have held writing parties at schools and after-school programs all around the state.

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