Lorie Lee never imagined she’d make it to university; she is now graduating with two degrees, having won the prestigious President’s Prize. A mother of three and non-traditional student, her inspiring tale begins earlier than her first day at NAU. As a child, Lee experienced poverty, a mother with substance abuse issues and a father unwilling to care for her. Through the support of her friends and teachers, Lee found a love and passion for education and excelled academically.… Read more
Teaching and Learning News
NAU’s Office of the Dean of Students recently announced the Higher Education Child Care Project (HECCP), a pilot program funded by the Arizona Department of Economic Security that will provide qualified child care assistance to full-time, undergraduate student-parents of children from birth to age 12. This program will be available to students who are enrolled in the School of Nursing, early childhood education, K-12 education (PEP included). Additionally, student-parents also are required to have an adjusted gross income… Read more
NAU Communications sat down with retired Col. Rebecca Seeger, a doctoral student in curriculum and instruction in the College of Education, a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and president of the Graduate Student Government, to get to know her on a more personal level. Read our questions and her answers below. Read more here from the NAU Review.
The need for strong teachers has never been greater, but the pathway to becoming a teacher doesn’t have to be the same for everyone.
Whitney Brandon teaches second grade at Westar Elementary School, but she has taken a different path than some of her peers. “So when I started the year (2019) I was a stay-at-home mom, the year my daughter started kindergarten. I got my sub certificate looking for something to do. I liked the flexibility of… Read more
NAU Communications sat down with Marti Canipe, an assistant professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning and recent competitor on “Jeopardy!,” to get to know her on a more personal level. Read more here from The NAU Review.
A Northern Arizona University (NAU) professor recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop a new course for elementary education majors. The course, which will be piloted in the 2022/2023 school year, focuses on teaching the science content students will need to succeed in their own teaching.
The new course is designed to be taken in the first two years of NAU’s elementary education… Read more