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UTeach Job Fair – registration now open

UTeach Job Fair – registration now open!

April 9, 2018

8:00 – 4:00 pm

UT Student Union

Come and interview for your BEST teaching job!  School districts from across the country will be interviewing teacher candidates for positions for the 2018-19 academic year.

All teachers/candidates must register to attend. Admission is FREE, and open to all current student teachers, alumni, and community licensed-educators.  Click here to register.


To see the list of schools who will be attending, click here.

Please contact Amy Wexler at amy.wexler@utoledo.edu or 419-530-4341 with any questions.

US News 2018 – Increasing Rank

RISING IN RANK, again!  

The 2018 Best Online Education Programs rankings were just released from the U.S. News & World Reports.  The Master’s level online programs in the Judith Herb College of Education earned a rank of #107 (out of 219).  This ranking is an increase of two places since the previous year, and 29 places since 2016.

Our ability to rise in rank exemplifies our commitment to continuous improvements. U.S. News ranks schools based on five categories: Student engagement, student services and technology, admission selectivity, faculty credentials and training, and peer reputation. The Collage has online Master’s guess programs in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Educational Technology, and Higher Education.

Herb Scholars – new awards for 2018

Announcing the next cohort of Herb Scholars!

Congratulations to the following students who have just been identified as Herb Scholars. They will be entering freshman in Fall 2018.

Jannet Frias   

Immokalee High School

Immokalee, Florida

Haden Hiser

Canal Winchester High School

Canal Winchester, OH

Lauren Corie

Dundee High School

Dundee, MI

Cameo Wilson

Russia High School

Russia, OH

The University of Toledo Herb Scholars Program, the most prestigious scholarship awarded by the Judith Herb College of Education, honors Judith Herb and her family. The Herb family and The University of Toledo recognize, encourage and support teachers of the future as they make their way into classrooms that will generate the leaders of tomorrow. Herb Scholars throughout their academic experience will be invited to participate in activities that will deepen their leadership skills and offer opportunities for undergraduate research in areas of education.

The Herb Scholars Program is valued at full-time, in-state undergraduate tuition and general fees (up to 18 hours per semester), room and board for up to eight semesters of undergraduate enrollment. The scholarship is renewable, subject to scholarship policies and requirements and continued progress in an education major. The projected value of this scholarship is $82,000.


We are looking to increase our pool of supervisors for our teacher candidates. Do you know someone who could be a good mentor for young teachers?
Supervisors play an important role in the development of the next generation of educators. By making classroom visits to observe student teachers, supervisors have a great opportunity to support, guide, and assist future teachers.


  • Minimum three years teaching experience
  • Master’s degree in field
  • Minimum technology skills

Benefits of being a supervisor:

  • Staying connected to the field of education
  • Flexible schedule
  • Stipend and milage reimbursement

For additional information, contact
Kelsy Krise, Coordinator of Student Field Experiences

RESM Program Receives Ranking

The Master’s in Educational Research and Measurement program at the JHCOE has been ranked #19

University of Toledo is ranked by Top Master’s in Education for the Best Master’s in Educational Assessment, Measurement, and Evaluation Degrees for 2017.

This recognition is truly a testament to excellence!

If you like, you can see the list here: https://www.topmastersineducation.com/best-masters-educational-assessment-measurement/

The ranking is published by Top Master’s in Education. This site provides objective rankings, critical reviews, and other resources related to Master’s in Education programs.

Raffle Winners

and the winners are……

Congratulation to the following students who were randomly selected in the Homecoming Raffle:

Taylor M – Early Childhood Education

Amber C  – Early Childhood Education

Jessica S    – PhD Educational Sociology

Morgan C – Early Childhood Education

Yaohua H – LAMP Adolescent Young Adult

Debora B – PhD Curriculum Instruction

Amanda S – Middle Childhood Education

Ashley A    – Higher Education

Connor R – Intervention Specialist

Crystal F – Adolescent Young Adult

Each student received a Judith Herb College of Education beach towel in honor of the homecoming theme “Aloha Rockets”.  Thanks to all the students who submitted entries!



Launch into Literacy: Seven Years of Partnerships

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Educational partnerships between the Judith Herb College of Education and local school districts have provided quality preparation for our preservice teachers and improved public school student achievement for at-risk learners. Since 2010, seven university-school partnerships in three local school districts were developed. This has provided a win–win scenario for multiple constituents in ways that have exceeded expectations.


The Launch into Literacy with the UT Rockets program was created to increase the effectiveness of teacher candidates’ professional preparation while engaging in mutually beneficial partnerships with area schools. This program has provided the venue for teacher candidates to apply the required work in the course, Literacy Assessment and Remediation. The literacy class that previously met on-campus transformed into an on-site laboratory.

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Over 600 teacher candidates and 600 at-risk readers have benefitted from this work. The demand exceeds the supply as the university reaches out to the community. As professors, principals and classroom teachers pool efforts and work together toward common goals and priorities: implement what works and close the achievement gap. Having a shared vision, creating a viable communication system with partners and devising formative and quantitative assessments to measure achievement has been fundamental to sustain our partnerships.


In spring 2015, we serviced 54 students who were at-risk of failing third grade. The Ohio State tests revealed that 76.4% met the standards for the Third Grade Guarantee and moved to fourth grade. More recently, in Fall 2016- Spring 2017, we serviced 45 at-risk readers in third grade and 88% were promoted to fourth grade.


The very essence of the program has been to create an authentic experiential learning environment where preservice teachers link theory and research taught in the university classroom with practice in the local schools. We strive to optimize learning by teaching the course on site, delivering hands-on training and providing immediate feedback to preservice teachers.   Teacher candidates work with an at-risk reader for the semester. As part of the coursework, students learn how to conduct assessments, interpret data and determine appropriate instructional approaches based on assessment information.  Teacher candidates learn invaluable skills as struggling readers receive customized, one-on-one tutoring at no cost to parents.

Our preservice teachers have had substantial results with most at-risk readers increasing a grade level in their performance. Research is clear that our partnerships have proven to be invaluable for our teacher candidates and for students in our local schools.



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Undergraduate students in the Judith Herb College of Education who have NOT yet been admitted to professional education level


We want to share the UPDATED criteria and requirements, and answer any questions you may have


Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017,  4:30 pm,  Gillham Hall room 4600     


Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017, 4:30 pm,  Gillham Hall room 4700      


Hope to see you there…

WANTED: Student Ambassadors for 2017-18


Link to application:  ambassador application full

Application Process

Students will be selected to serve as a strong link between the Judith Herb College of Education and their alumni, current, and prospective students. Ambassador applicants must be enrolled in the Judith Herb College of Education. After reviewing applications, a brief interview will be conducted. This is a volunteer position.

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assist with recruitment events, presentations, and student panels
  • Serve as a reference for prospective students interested in shadowing a current University of Toledo student
  • Help distribute college materials
  • Assist faculty and staff during recruitment programs
  • Network with alumni


  • Recognition by the Judith Herb College of Education for service as an ambassador
  • Special name tag identifying you as a College Ambassador
  • Excellent activity for graduate school applications and future employment
  • Often times there is free food and swag!


Completed applications will be accepted in Student Services – 3100 Gillham Hall.

Preferred deadline is Monday, October 2, 2017 (but application review will be on-going).

For additional information or questions, please contact

Welsch at Richard.welsch@utoledo.edu or 419.530.7736.

Shoe, Sock & Underware Drive

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The Judith Herb College of Education Alumni Affiliate is holding its annual drive for items for students in Toledo Public Schools.
We are collecting new shoessocks, and underwear. Based on the feedback from school administrators, we are also collecting belts.

All students and staff are invited to donate any of these items to help our local students.


We are collecting both new gym shoes and new dress shoes in youth and small adult sizes. Shoe sizes needed the most are children’s sizes 1 – 6 or toddler sizes 10 – 13.


Donations may be dropped off in the Office of Student Services,
Gillham Hall, Room 3100 by Friday, Sept. 15.


“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill