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Woodland and Hannahan awarded State Dept grant

Rebecca Woodland, associate professor, educational policy, research and administration, and Mike Hannahan, UMass Donahue Institute, were awarded a $471,575 U.S. Department of State grant to deliver the Instructional Leadership Institute for Pakistani Educators, which entails 5 days of instructional leadership training in Pakistan and 5 weeks of professional development in the UMass Amherst College of Education for a group of Pakistani educators.

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Working with College of Education researchers, incarcerated youth co-design their own iPad accessible STEM curriculum

Researchers in the College of Education’s Center for Youth Engagement along with partners from the Massachusetts-based Center for Applied Special Technologies (CAST) and the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (DYS) are collaborating in a $3 million National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project to create a digital Project Based Inquiry Science curriculum designed within the Universal Design for Learning framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for learners living in juvenile corrections facilities.

Nieto will receive Squire Award

Professor emerita Sonia Nieto has been named the recipient of the James R. Squire Award by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).  One of NCTE’s most distinguished awards, it is given in recognition of outstanding service, not only to the stature and development of the council and the discipline which it represents, but also to the profession of education as a whole. It is reserved for an NCTE member who has had a transforming influence and has made a lasting intellectual contribution to the profession.

Galman named journal editor

Sally Campbell Galman has been named incoming editor of Jeunesse:Young People, Texts, Cultures, an interdisciplinary, refereed academic journal that publishes research on and provides a forum for discussion about cultural productions for, by and about young people.

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Krezmien appointed to research post

Michael Krezmien has been named the college’s Associate Dean for Research and Engagement (ORE.) Krezmien is an associate professor in the Department of Student Development and
the director of the Center for Youth Engagement, an interdisciplinary effort dedicated to the advancement of successful and post school outcomes for underserved and at-risk youth. His research interests are in emotional and behavioral disorders, juvenile justice, mental health, social and educational inequities associate with race and disability status.


Sireci named Distinguished Professor

Stephen G. Sireci was among three appointed Distinguished Professor following approval by the Board of Trustees at its June 20 meeting.
The title “Distinguished Professor” is conferred on select, highly accomplished faculty who have already achieved the rank of professor and who meet a demanding set of

New partnership works to offer associate degrees in business in Afghanistan

The college’s Center for International Education (CIE) hosted a meeting in Montague House to jumpstart a new partnership between the College of Education, the universities of Herat, Balkh and Nangahar in Afghanistan, and Greenfield and Holyoke Community Colleges that will work to develop associate degree programs in business marketing, business administration and business accounting to be offered in Afghanistan. The partnership is coordinated by Matt Glennon from the UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management.

TWO College of Education Commencement EVENTS

Thursday, May 11

It’s our Graduation Celebration!
Campus Center Auditorium 5 p.m.

All College of Education graduating students are invited –
family and guests welcome. Faculty and staff attend, too! Wear party clothes!


Center for Youth Engagement & partners awarded $2.7 million NSF STEM grant

UMass Amherst College of Education Awarded Grant to Develop STEM Skills Among Unemployed Youth Not in School
April 19, 2017
Daniel J. Ftizgibbons, UMass News & Media Relations

Barnes receives TIDE fellowship

The Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development (TEFD) announced that Benita Barnes, associate professor and College of Education’s director of diverslty advancement, has been selected as one of the 12 TIDE (Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity, & Equity) Ambassadors of the 2017-18 cohort.


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