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College of Education News

The College of Education creates an intellectual environment that promotes quality instruction, significant research, and professional service. With four unique departments, graduates receive the necessary tools and experiences to make an impact on local, national, and global scales.

Current Education News

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Athletics |

Nearly 35 years after shining on the softball diamond, Christine Parris returns to campus for a well-deserved induction into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame.

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People |

The longtime student advisor is the 2024 Senior Administrative Faculty of the Year.

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Campus News |

The program helps Nevada high school juniors and seniors develop skills in growing fields like information technology, computer science, and cybersecurity.

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Athletics |

Legendary men’s golf coach Dwaine Knight and former NFL standout Talance Sawyer are among those enshrined as part of class of 2024.

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Campus News |

MGM Resorts International helps UNLV resolve bottlenecks in internships for future practitioners.

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People |

The longtime psychologist opens up about groundbreaking research on inner experience and why the award was a surprise.

Education In The News


It’s been a year of missteps, miscalculations, confusion, delays, glitches, and frustration after the botched launch of the simplified FAFSA, which has prevented financial aid packages from being awarded to students with ample time to make plans for their future.


Five defeats and no wins - that's how the first professional season for basketball star Caitlin Clark started. She didn't score as she usually does and rarely found a rhythm with her teammates. And the criticism of the 22-year-old player is already piling up - with no grace period: Is she too small for the professional league? Too delicate? Too weak? Can she not handle the pressure of expectations? Is there racism behind all the hype about the white player, which deliberately overlooks black players with greater talent?

Nevada Business

For the longest time, we’ve thought about the marriage between sports and educational institutions on a competitive level. From Friday Night Lights with high school football, to Saturday afternoons in college, to the madness in March with NCAA basketball. The representation of schools in the form of athletic competition has always united student bodies, but even more so, has been an added source of entertainment.

City Cast Las Vegas

On Friday, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced an unprecedented new sponsorship program: $100k to each of the Las Vegas Aces players, from superstars to rookies. On the heels of that announcement, however, the WNBA confirmed that it would be investigating this sponsorship deal for possible violation of league rules. But why? Today, executive producer Sonja Cho Swanson talks with professor Nancy Lough, co-director of the UNLV Sports Innovation Institute, about the complicated rules of endorsements, sponsorships, and pay-to-play in pro sports — and how we can get to pay parity for female athletes.


Las Vegas Aces star A'ja Wilson says members of her team had no idea about the surprise they were set to receive on Friday. "I don't think people really understand, but we didn't know what was going on," Wilson said after practice at the team's facility in Henderson on Monday. "Our city is behind us 100% and they're giving us what we deserve."

Christian Science Monitor

Where’s the best place to look for an aspiring teacher? These days, school leaders are launching talent searches inside their own buildings. In Nevada, districts are increasingly turning to their support staff members – such as bus drivers, substitute teachers, cafeteria workers – as possible recruits.

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Recent Education Accomplishments

S. Kathleen Krach (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) recently co-authored an article on the well-being of school psychology faculty as part of a retention/recruitment effort to discover why there is a shortage in this area. It was published in Contemporary School Psychology.
LeAnne Salazar Montoya's (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) recent publication, "Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: What’s in a Name?", examines the intricate meanings and implications behind the terms equity, diversity, and inclusion within contemporary discussions and practices. The work delves into how these concepts are…
Associate professor Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) provided commentary on issues with new FAFSA implementation in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Last week, Secretary of Education Miguel A. Cardona released a letter to Federal Student Aid (FSA) staff which acknowledged the errors made and a need…
Danica G. Hays (Education) co-presented with Jhone Ebert, Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction and Education alumni, at the U.S. Department of Education Regional Convening to Support State Action to Advance Education Professions in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Their presentation titled, "Innovations in Educator Preparation: NV Forward,"…
Nancy Lough (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education; UNLV Sports Innovation Institute) was featured in episode 10 of the City Cast Las Vegas podcast. In this episode she does a deep dive into the complexities of endorsements, sponsorships, pay-to-play in pro sports, and how we can get to pay parity for women's sports.
E. Michael Nussbaum (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education), Ph.D., published an article in Science Education detailing a year-long professional development for middle school science teachers in Clark County School District. The study, led by Dr. Nussbaum, Ian Dove (Philosophy), Ph.D., and LeAnn Putney (Educational…