Last month, we welcomed students back to the College of Education for in-person classes for the first time in more than a year and a half. The energy on campus has been fantastic, and we are excited to be able to safely provide our students with this integral part of their college experience. 

But it’s important to note that College of Education students and faculty are not just back on campus, they are also back in local schools, mental health clinics, private businesses, and nonprofits across the region. A return to in-person learning has also meant a return to servicing the community. It’s true that this time spent working in the field increases the quality of our students’ educational experience, but it accomplishes more than that, as well: because we have worked hard to align our expertise and resources with community needs, our return to in-person collaboration also provides vital resources to the people and organizations we work with each day.

At the same time, we’ve also begun to welcome back in-person field trips at programs like Worlds of Words and the Cooper Center for Environmental Learning, furthering our intention to deepen our relationships with educators and students throughout Arizona. It’s certainly a busy time! Please find more information about the many exciting projects happening within the College of Education: