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NMSU recognizes faculty for excellence in online education

New Mexico State University’s Instructional Innovation and Quality hosted its annual Quality in Distance Education Awards event Oct. 10. The gathering marked five years of recognizing NMSU’s faculty and administrators of the Las Cruces campus for their work towards improving online education. Special recognition was given to all members of the Course Development Institute, the…
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NMSU assessment program manager selected to attend national teacher prep conference

Date: 10/15/2018 Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu Rachel Boren, assessment program manager for the College of Education at New Mexico State University, was among a select group of people from New Mexico to attend a conference, hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and learn about innovations in teacher preparation programs. The conference,…
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Distinguished Alumni reception

The NMSU College of Education invited the campus community to the NMSU College of Education’s Distinguished Alumni reception in honor of alumna Tara Jaramillo.  The reception was held Friday, October. 5, in the atrium of O’Donnell Hall. (Photos by Ayman Alzaid @ Las Cruces, New Mexico)

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Retired New Mexico educator backs future K-12 teachers with NMSU scholarship

Retired New Mexico educator and administrator Deborah Detorie wants to make sure future leaders in New Mexico’s K-12 schools understand they are truly valued. Detorie, who graduated from New Mexico State University in 1972, received a scholarship to help her pursue her degree in education. She explained that having a scholarship made her feel appreciated…
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NMSU study finds Hurricane Maria aid workers healed selves by helping others

Adriana M. Chavez, For the Sun-News Published 3:24 p.m. MT Sept. 1, 2018 LAS CRUCES – Nearly a year to the day Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, devastating the U.S. commonwealth and its people, a New Mexico State University assistant professor shared some of the preliminary findings of her study on the mental health…
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Seeking fourth- and fifth-graders for game testing

The Learning Games Lab will host fourth- and fifth-graders to test a Math Snacks game in development during Las Cruces Public Schools’ half school day Sept. 12. Participants will play our game and give designers feedback to improve the game’s design. Lunch will be provided, and game testing will start at 1 p.m. and end…
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Brown named interim dean of NMSU College of Education

Date: 08/08/2018 Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu Susan Brown, research professor and director of the STEM Outreach Center at New Mexico State University, has been named interim dean of the NMSU College of Education, NMSU President John Floros announced Tuesday. Brown, who has also served as the college’s interim associate dean of research, will…
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NMSU College of Education merges departments into School of Teacher Preparation, Administration and Leadership

Date: 07/10/2018 Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University’s College of Education has recently merged the departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Administration, and Special Education into a single School of Teacher Preparation, Administration and Leadership, which will better prepare master educators, administrators and leaders for public, private and governmental…
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Students examine development programs for math teachers

Adriana M. Chavez, For the Sun-News Published 10:59 a.m. MT Aug. 4, 2018 LAS CRUCES – A group of student researchers at the New Mexico State University College of Education have found that New Mexico math teachers who participated in the MathLab professional development program gained knowledge and confidence that ultimately changed their classroom practice…
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NMSU College of Education passes national, state accreditations

Date: 06/26/2018 Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu The New Mexico State University College of Education has received accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation for its educator preparation programs, the first college in the state to earn accreditation from CAEP. The accreditation, which lasts seven years and was granted with no…
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