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The School of Education provides a unique educational experience that is both inspiring and life-changing – and one of the best ways to learn more about what it’s like to be a part of our community of scholars is through the words of our faculty, students and alumni.
Cara Bliss - Making Sure Teachers are Ready to Teach

Cara Bliss - Making Sure Teachers are Ready to Teach

Cara Bliss, a doctoral student in the applied developmental psychology program , recently presented at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) 2014 Annual Convention in Washington, DC. NASP, which "empowers school psychologists by advancing effective practices to improve students’ l... Read More...
Maggie Gannon - Primary Plus Student Profile

Maggie Gannon - Primary Plus Student Profile

Maggie Gannon Can you talk about the journey to finding teaching as your career path? Since I can remember, I always wanted to teach children. I jumped at any chance to babysit, volunteer in classrooms, or work as a camp counselor with kids of all ages. I love being able to make a difference in the... Read More...
Emily Izzo - Primary Plus Student Profile

Emily Izzo - Primary Plus Student Profile

Can you talk about the journey to finding teaching as your career path? When I graduated from high school in 2007, I wanted to pursue music education. I began performing at a very young age and felt this would be the most natural direction to take. However, I decided, instead, to study communicatio... Read More...
Elizabeth Rimkus - Primary Plus Student Profile

Elizabeth Rimkus - Primary Plus Student Profile

Can you talk about the journey to finding teaching as your career path? I’ve always enjoyed spending time with children. However, I didn’t realize that teaching was my niche until I decided to spend a year teaching English in South Korea. I had just graduated with a major in environmental studies, ... Read More...
Joseph Pieri - Improving Social and Emotional Learning in Schools

Joseph Pieri - Improving Social and Emotional Learning in Schools

Joseph W. Pieri, a doctoral student in the applied developmental psychology (ADP) program, has 13 years of work experience in education. Most recently he worked as an assistant dean in the Office of Undergraduate Studies at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Before moving to higher educa... Read More...
Rachel Albright - Helping Teens During Tough Times

Rachel Albright - Helping Teens During Tough Times

It wasn’t until Rachel Albright was studying abroad in Australia during her undergrad that she became interested in working with teens, “because of the time I spent working with them in community service projects.” She eventually graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2012 with a bach... Read More...
Laura Bray - LSAP Testimonial

Laura Bray - LSAP Testimonial

LSAP is a dynamic and innovative graduate program that engages students in authentic, collaborative, rigorous, and hands-on learning opportunities. The program has provided me excellent coursework, rich research experiences, and close collaborative contact with the school’s great faculty. LSAP’s re... Read More...
Stacy Kehoe - LSAP Testimonial

Stacy Kehoe - LSAP Testimonial

The Learning Research and Development Center is alive with research activity and well connected to the larger educational community, including schools, districts, and out-of-school learning environments. The Learning Sciences and Policy program has connected me with graduate students and faculty wh... Read More...
Matthew Paterra - Developing Classroom and Life Skills

Matthew Paterra - Developing Classroom and Life Skills

Matthew Paterra is among 14 other students in the early stages of the School of Education’s new MOSAIC program, which is one of the first in the country to allow students to earn a master’s degree in special education as well as a dual teaching certificate in one year. After graduating in 2004, Pat... Read More...
Joshua C. Childs - LSAP Testimonial

Joshua C. Childs - LSAP Testimonial

LSAP has provided me many opportunities to conduct research, be involved in projects with prominent faculty, publish, present at national conferences, and engage with colleagues who share similar interests. LSAP provides someone like myself with a unique and particular focus on urban education and ... Read More...
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