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Department of Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education News

The Department of Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education (EMS) is designed and dedicated to prepare professionals for specialized services in schools, community agencies, and higher education settings. We promote and embrace the concept of cultural diversity and we affirm our commitment to the ethical standards of our respective disciplines.

Current Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education News

Woman carrying young child into preschool
Campus News | April 7, 2022

UNLV secures a U.S. Department of Education grant to remove the school vs. family conundrum for student-parents.

UNLV student Lushawn Threats stands at the head of the classroom and makes an X with her fingers while her students look up at her
Business and Community | February 1, 2022

 

 

Woman hold laptop and tossing an apple
Business and Community | February 5, 2021

Nevada Institute on Teaching and Educator Preparation finds home at UNLV and in the community.

7-year-old boy in blue shirt, 1st grader William Hawkins, 9-year-old 3rd grader Georgia Hawkins, and PhD student in microbiology Erin Cassin, all working/learning from home on the dining room table.
Business and Community | April 6, 2020

UNLV College of Education experts share tips, resources, and activities for parents thrust into the added role of schoolteacher, guidance counselor, and playground monitor.

Portrait of Sarah McCarthy
People | February 13, 2019

Ph.D. student Sarah McCarthy didn’t want to follow in her family members’ footsteps — until the day she visited a classroom.

Tracy Spies poses in front of flowers and bushes.
People | October 1, 2018

Helping bilingual students — and the teachers who educate them — succeed is a top priority for this associate professor.

Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education In The News

El Tiempo
October 19, 2021

In the latest in a series of courtroom losses over its special education program, a federal judge has ordered the Clark County School District to pay more than $450,000 to a prominent Las Vegas couple for failing to prepare an adequate study plan for their dyslexic daughter.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 19, 2021

In the latest in a series of courtroom losses over its special education program, a federal judge has ordered the Clark County School District to pay more than $450,000 to a prominent Las Vegas couple for failing to prepare an adequate study plan for their dyslexic daughter.

Nevada Current
June 18, 2021

And they aren’t the only Southern Nevada municipality taking a more hands-on approach to education.

Patch
June 18, 2021

The City of Las Vegas wants to open a charter school. And with it may come with an ask for $900,000 in federal covid relief funding.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 29, 2021

Twelve first-time state lawmakers will be among the 21 senators and 42 Assembly members when the 81st session of the Nevada Legislature convenes on Feb. 1. Two of the new members join the Senate, 10 join the Assembly; all 12 represent some part of Clark County.

El Tiempo
January 29, 2021

Twelve state legislators for the first time will be among the 21 senators and 42 members of the Assembly when the 81st session of the Nevada Legislature meets on February 1. Two of the new members join the Senate, 10 join the Assembly, and all 12 represent some part of Clark County.

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Recent Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education Accomplishments

December 2, 2022
Associate professor Alain Bengochea (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) published a manuscript in Journal of Early Childhood Literacy titled, “Morning circle as a community of practice: Co-teachers’ transmodality in a dual language bilingual education preschool classroom.” This study explores the nature of teachers’ transmodal…
November 28, 2022
College of Education faculty and doctoral students presented at the Council for Exceptional Children — Teacher Education Division (TED)'s annual conference November 8-11 in Richmond, VA. Associate professor Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education); doctoral student/visiting lecturer Scotia Hammond (Education);…
November 26, 2022
Gerilyn Slicker (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education), with co-authors Cara Kelly and Jason Hustedt from the University of Delaware, published an article, "Family Experiences, Parenting Behaviors, and Infants’ and Toddlers’ Social-Emotional Skills," in the Early Childhood Education Journal. Results suggest that certain family…
November 18, 2022
Monica R. Brown, Heather B. Van Ness (both Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education), and Robbie Marsh (Mercer) presented a paper titled, “Project PRAISER: Exploring the perceived value of an interdisciplinary personnel preparation program to support students with EBD,” at the Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders (…
November 15, 2022
Monica R. Brown (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) and Ayo Aborishade (Education) co-authored a recently published (online) article titled, "Using technology to coach culturally and linguistically diverse families in the behavior intervention plan process: Embedding funds of knowledge," in a special issue of the Journal of…
October 29, 2022
Third-year doctoral student Acacia Dorsey (Cultural Studies, International Education, and Multicultural Education) and third-year doctoral student Kamilah Bywaters (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) presented, "Not Black Like Me: Perspectives/Experiences of Black Women Doctoral Scholars at a PWI When There Are No Faculty Who…