Articles from March 2016

Ted Neil leads a school science night with his science education students.

STEM Leadership in Iowa

College of Education faculty and alumni envision science standards for future global citizens.

Independence After Reach

There was a time in Ali Heath’s life when she believed that living independently and attending college were unattainable goals.
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Why College Matters

Nicholas Bowman, director of the Center for Research on Undergraduate Education (CRUE), is examining the reasons that students do not complete college and the importance of college success.
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Teaching Race

Nathan Fulcher is a self-identified “white guy from Iowa.” He grew up in a small town and went to a Catholic high school with only 100 students in the whole building. The world of Fulcher’s upbringing couldn’t be any further from that of Santa Monica High School on Los Angeles’ west side, where today he teaches language and literature. With roughly 3,100 students in all nine-12th grades, Fulcher...

Award-winning administrator's path started at UI

In 2015, the School Administrators of Iowa recognized Julie Trepa, principal at Paul Norton Elementary in Bettendorf, as the Elementary Principal of the Year, no small feat in a state with more than 1,200 elementary schools. Trepa received her master’s degree in 1999 and her specialist in education degree in 2015, both in the Educational Leadership program at the UI College of Education. “The...

UI Grad Dedicates Life to Music Education

As one of the College of Education’s oldest alumni, Gracka Gerardi, who received her bachelor’s degree in Music Education in 1936, has seen quite a bit of change over the years, but consistent has been her profound love of music and joy of sharing it with others through her work as an educator. Gerardi says things were a little different when she was a student at the University of Iowa in the...

2016 MLK Research Symposium showcases diversity-related research

The College of Education Diversity Committee hosted its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Research Symposium on Friday, February 19, 2016. The annual symposium includes a showcase of graduate and undergraduate research projects related to diversity.

Student Spotlight: Emily Guenther

Emily Guenther enrolled as a Master’s student in Schools, Culture, and Society because of her interest in studying education in context, noting that the SCS program has been very useful in putting her work in context of historical trends and conflicts.