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Department of Teaching and Learning News

The Department of Teaching & Learning holds as its central mission educational research and the preparation of educators at all levels. The department ensures that its professional education programs are based on essential knowledge, established and current research findings, and sound professional practice.

Current Teaching and Learning News

Erica Mosca seated at a table
People | August 7, 2019

Through a nonprofit she founded, alumna Erica Mosca helps low-income high school students get to — and then succeed — in college.

Campus News | May 1, 2019

UNLV faculty and students honored with Service-Learning, Community-Based Research, Faculty/Staff Outreach, and Student Service awards.

UNLV assistant professor Sophie Ladd reads a book to a group of students.
Business and Community | January 7, 2019

UNLV assistant professor encourages teachers-to-be to keep diversity front and center in the classroom.

Meagan Madriaga-Hopkins a Professional Writing Consultant poses.
People | October 22, 2018

Helping engineering students channel their inner Shakespeare

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Campus News | March 27, 2018

Awards recognize those on campus who demonstrate a commitment to community partnership

Marissa Nichols in cap and gown
Campus News | May 11, 2017

Commencement speaker Marissa Nichols embraces the anxiety of public speaking as she accepts her doctoral degree.

Teaching and Learning In The News

June 11, 2019

Most children begin the reading journey with their parents reading them bedtime stories. For a lot of children a crucial bonding moment occurs when the child is introduced to the page turn and the excitement of stories.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 21, 2019

Sophie Ladd used a book about love and loss to help her undergraduate UNLV students open up about their feelings after the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting. She read “The Heart and The Bottle,” by Oliver Jeffers.

Las Vegas Sun
November 30, 2015

Nathan Carter played football for four years at Las Vegas High, four years at UNLV and even one year on an independent-league indoor football team in Kansas before he realized he wanted to be a teacher.

Las Vegas Weekly
April 10, 2015
Hello? Can you read this? Could you have read it in cursive?
Desert Companion
April 1, 2015
Actually, it kind of is. STEM education is all the rage—and as important as ever. Are our schools ready to shape tomorrow's scientists and engineers?

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Recent Teaching and Learning Accomplishments

October 22, 2019
Katrina Liu (Teaching & Learning) and Richard Miller (Music) gave an invited presentation at the Race, Inequality and Language conference at Stanford University earlier this month. Their presentation, titled "Reflection, Transformative Praxis & Generative Change: Critical Counter-Narrative in Preparing Future Teachers of Color," is part of...
October 3, 2019
Howard R. D. Gordon, Xue Xing,  Sara A. Shaw, and Mark C. Carroll (all Teaching and Learning) coauthored an article, "Why Apprenticeship Programs Matter to the 21st Century Postsecondary Education," in The CTE Journal. Shaw and Carroll are doctoral students. Additionally, Gordon, Xing, and Shaw wrote a second article, "Analysis of Subject Matter...
October 1, 2019
Samantha Godbey (Libraries) and Howard R. D. Gordon (Teaching and Learning) recently published "Career Exploration at the Middle School Level: Barriers and Opportunities" in Middle Grades Review. The authors discuss the theoretical and empirical basis for career exploration at the middle school level and identify selected barriers to its effective...
September 30, 2019
Monserrath Hernández (Journalism and Media Studies), Maribel Estrada Calderón (History), Marcela Rodriguez-Campo (Teaching and Learning), Elsa Lopez (Education), Laurents Bañuelos-Benitez (Education), Rodrigo Vazquez (Economics), and Nathalie Martinez (Honors) were each recently awarded a student scholarship from the city of Las Vegas and the...
August 27, 2019
Jared Lau, Ching-Chen Chen (both Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services), and Chia-Liang Dai (Teaching & Learning), along with Yi-Wen Su of the University of Florida, recently published their article, "Using a Collaborative Model in Supervision With International Counseling Students" in the Journal of Humanistic Counseling...
July 26, 2019
Howard R. D. Gordon (Teaching and Learning) recently was appointed to serve on the American Educational Research Association Division  D Editorial Committee for a two-term position. Division D focuses on educational measurement, psychometrics, and assessment; quantitative methods and statistical theory as applied to educational research; and...