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Education, Advocacy and Justice for All Scholarship Honors Special Education Department Chair Ruth Luckasson
November 10, 2020

The Los Lunas Hospital and Training School was once the primary institution in New Mexico to care for people with developmental disabilities. It opened in 1929, and no longer exists, but it played a major role in setting the course of Ruth Luckasson’s life and career. When she was a young child, her family worked and lived on the school grounds. Her observations awakened a compassion that has echoed through decades of profound commitment to citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Read More...

PE Teacher Program Innovates to Supervise Student Teachers Virtually
October 15, 2020

As a result of COVID-19, many schools and teachers in Albuquerque and across New Mexico are limiting pre-service teachers and university supervisors allowed in PK-12 schools. In addition, many districts have gone completely virtual. In response to this, the University of New Mexico Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program is piloting innovative strategies to supervise pre-service teachers during student teaching and early field experiences using virtual supervision technology.  Read More...

College of Education & Human Sciences Welcomes Dean Burley
September 3, 2020

Dr. Hansel Burley, the new Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences, came from a family of educators. His father, Ecomet, was a school principal, and his mother, Willie Mae, was a teacher. Burley Primary School in Lufkin, TX, was named to honor their years of dedication. As a young student, Burley took his parents’ love of learning to heart, spending hours happily reading through the family’s encyclopedias. Read More...

2020 Alumni & Community Awards
August 19, 2020

Alumni of the College of Education and Human Sciences (COEHS) understand the magnitude of challenges facing educators, administrators, counselors and wellness specialists today. Uncertainties abound, as do shifting paradigms and pedagogies, yet through every crisis in history the commitment of education professionals to their critical work in our society has never wavered. Read More...

Campus, Community and Coursework
July 17, 2020

Sonia Ramirez, a Spring 2020 graduate of the College of Education and Human Sciences, received university-wide recognition as a Clauve Outstanding Senior, one of seven UNM students chosen for this honor. This award acknowledges high academic achievement, and campus and community engagement. Read More...

Winslow Receives 1st Annual SOAR Award
May 2, 2020

On April 17, 2020, Audrea Winslow was honored with the first annual Staff Outstanding Achievement and Recognition award (SOAR) by the College of Education Staff Council, acknowledging her exemplary performance, productivity, and service. Winslow was honored at the spring meeting of the College of Education and Human Sciences Alumni Chapter and Friends Board, held via video conference. Read More...