Accomplishments: College of Education

June 6, 2019
Jared Lau (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services), David Vallett (Teaching and Learning), and Kok-Mun Ng of Oregon State University, and co-authored an article, "The Counseling Training Environment Scale: Initial Development and Validity of a Self-Report Measure to Assess the Counseling Training Environment" in Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development.  Their article features the development and validation of the CTES, an instrument designed to assess the...
May 23, 2019
Danica G. Hays (Education) has been selected as associate editor of qualitative research for the Journal of Counseling and Development (JCD). JCD is the flagship journal of the American Counseling Association, a national organization of more than 60,000 professional counselors in 18 specialty areas and work settings.
May 14, 2019
Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) recently published Collaboration in Childcare Setting: Using Teaming to Support Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities in the latest issue from the Division for Early Childhood Recommended Practices Monograph Series. Based upon her research and professional experiences, this article provides practical information for administrators and professionals working in childcare and early intervention settings to collaborate...
May 9, 2019
Margarita Huerta (Early Childhood, Multilingual & Special Education) and Tiberio Garza (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) published "Writing in Science: Why, How, and for Whom? A Systematic Literature Review of 20 Years of Intervention Research (1996–2016)" in Educational Psychology Review. Findings include an overall validation of writing-to-learn theories in science learning contexts as well as notable differences between articles containing studies that include English...
May 8, 2019
Gwen Marchand (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) and co-editors Matthew T. McCrudden (Pennsylvania State University) and Paul Schutz (University of Texas-San Antonio) published Mixed Methods in Educational Psychology, a special issue of Contemporary Educational Psychology. The publication aims to support the development of mixed methods research as an approach to inquiry by showcasing high-quality mixed methods research studies conducted by educational psychologists across a range...
May 6, 2019
Clarissa Otoo (Hospitality), Zulma Arceo (Public Health), Caroline Farah (Teaching and Learning), Cambria Del Castillo (Theatre), and Camisha Fagan (Sociology and English) successfully completed their involvement in UNLV’s Grad Rebel Advantage Program. All five are undergraduates. The Grad Rebel Advantage Program helps prepares students for graduate school. This program is within the Graduate College.
May 3, 2019
Courtney Jones (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) was awarded the Student Commitment to Diversity and Social Justice honor at the 2019 Rebel Awards. This award recognizes a student who promotes diversity and cross-cultural sensitivity within the campus community and has a commitment to transcending cultural and racial boundaries through education. The award goes to a student who excels in community outreach, community engagement, and activism, working for positive...
April 24, 2019
Rachel Part and co-author Celeste Calkins (both Office of Decision Support) presented at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting in Toronto earlier this month. Part presented Teacher Self-Efficacy Profiles: Outcomes and Generalizability Across Teaching Level on behalf of Harsha Perera (Education); A Multidimensional, Person-Centered Perspective on Teacher Engagement: Evidence from Canadian and Australian Teachers on behalf of co-authors Perera, Sündüs Yerdelen of Kafkas...
April 19, 2019
Xue Xing and Howard R. D. Gordon (Teaching and Learning) co-authored a peer-reviewed journal article, entitled “The Status of High-Quality Career and Technical Education in Nevada.” The article overviews important issues pertaining to career and technical education program development and policy changes in Nevada and discusses characteristics and future directions of high-quality CTE programs in the state. This article appears in the 2018 fall issue of the Workforce Education Forum.
April 17, 2019
Naoka Foreman (Journalism and Media Studies) moderated a panel discussion hosted by the Black Graduate Student Association.  Monica Brown (Education), Sebern Coleman (Graduate College), and Kevin Wright (Student Diversity and Social Justice) served as panelists for this discussion.  The topic was "The Color of Academia: A Panel on Navigating Higher Education in Black Skin."
March 29, 2019
Sam Song (Counselor Education, School Psychology & Human Services) and co-authors published School Psychology in a Global Society: Rules and Functions. Recognizing, now more than ever, the critical need to prepare students to enter the school psychology profession prepared to meet the needs of increasingly diverse populations, their work places emphasis on advocacy, prevention, and intervention through the lens of social justice. The text also includes relevant history, critical foundations...
March 21, 2019
Steven T. Bickmore (Teaching & Learning) and co-editor Michelle M. Falter published When Loss Gets Personal: Discussing Death through Literature in the Secondary ELA Classroom and Moving Beyond Personal Loss to Societal Grieving: Discussing Death's Social Impact through Literature in the Secondary ELA Classroom. The texts consider how secondary language arts educators can thoughtfully teach literature in which topics like personal deaths, suicide, cancer, accidents, and large-scale deaths...