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Gebhard receives 2012 College Outstanding Teaching Award

Mar 01, 2012

Meg Gebhard, associate professor, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, was named this year’s recipient of the College of Education’s College Outstanding Teaching Award. This award honors individual faculty members for the teaching accomplishments within their own colleges.

Rallis’ and Rossman’s new book fosters “inquiry-mindedness”

Feb 20, 2012

“The Research Journey: An Introduction to Inquiry”, by Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor Sharon F. Rallis and professor and chair Gretchen B. Rossman, both of the Department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration has been published by Guilford Press.

ACCELA receives AERA Award

Feb 15, 2012

Access to Critical Content and English Language Acquisition, (ACCELA) has received the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) DIVISION K award for “Innovations in Research on Diversity in Teacher Education.

Rallis leads workshop in Turkey

Jan 15, 2012

Sharon Rallis, Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor of Education Policy and Reform, was invited to lead a workshop, “Conducting Useful Evaluations”, in Istanbul, Turkey. The workshop, sponsored by Bahcesehir University, was attended by teams of teachers and school administrators, as well as teams from NGOs, foundations, and businesses. Co-facilitating the workshop with Rallis was her former advisee, Aysen Kose (Ed.D. 2010).

Dean McCormick elected to CADREI

Jan 10, 2012

Christine B. McCormick, Dean of the College of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council of Academic Deans from Research Education Institutions (CADREI). CADREI is an assembly of deans of education from research and land grant institutions throughout North America.

Woodland’s “Instructional Rounds” implemented in PA schools

Dec 30, 2011

Instructional Rounds, a process designed to analyze classroom achievement, has been introduced by Rebecca Woodland, associate professor, Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, to schools in Emmaus, PA, as reported in an article in the Lehigh Valley’s (PA) newspaper “The Morning Call.” Woodland has been working with the superintendent and assistant superintendent of the East Penn School District and the district's instructional leadership

Dean McCormick serving on the Massachusetts Special Commission on Civic Engagement and Learning

Dec 19, 2011

On December 19, College of Education Dean, Christine B. McCormick, will begin her service as a member of the Massachusetts Special Commission on Civic Engagement and Learning. Dean McCormick was appointed to the commission by Governor Deval Patrick. The Commission, established by the state legislature, has an ambitious charge, including “assessment of the status of civic education from kindergarten through undergraduate college education . . .

Please Join Us to Launch

Nov 25, 2011
The Masha Kabakow Rudman Issues in Children's Literature Collection at UMass Amherst Libraries

College of Education Professor Emerita DR. MASHA K. RUDMAN G’70 is one of the first scholars to have studied children's literature from an issues approach. She has donated her collection of more than 8,000 volumes of juvenile literature and related scholarly references to UMass Amherst Libraries.

Launching The Nieto/Rudman Endowed Scholarship Initiative

Oct 08, 2011
An opportunity to acknowledge two iconic SOE faculty

Help us launch an initiative to recognize two of our most respected faculty through a gift to the Nieto/ Rudman Scholarship Fund.

College of Education Professors Emerita Sonia Nieto (Ed.D. 1979) and Masha K. Rudman (Ed.D. 1970) have honored UMass Amherst and the College of Education with a combined 70 years of dedicated and exemplary leadership as they blazed paths to national prominence in their respective fields of multicultural education and children’s literature.

Doctoral Student Veloria Honored

Sep 15, 2011

College of Education doctoral student Carmen N. Veloria, who is an assistant professor of Education and Human Services at Suffolk University, was honored with the Creating the Dream Award at Suffolk University’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr., luncheon.

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