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Graduate Assistant Opportunities

Graduate Assistant Opportunities

The College of Education and The College of Engineering

The University of Toledo

Dr. Charlene Czerniak

The University of Toledo is seeking four full time doctoral students from the College of Education and/or the College of Engineering to work on educational programming and research within the National Science Foundation-funded grant called NURTURES. The position will be available beginning in the Fall semester of 2017, pending full award notification.

NURTURES focuses on early childhood science, mathematics and literacy within the context of science inquiry. Pending full award notification, the Discovery Research Prek-12 (DRK-12) grant is anticipated to be funded through Summer 2021 and will cover full time graduate assistantships for both the academic year and summers. Summers are required for anyone accepting the assistantship.

Doctoral students will be required to participate in both the educational programming and research components of this program. Money may be available for travel to conferences when presenting research studies related to grant-supported activities. The assistantship covers full time tuition and the college-specific standard stipend for the academic year and summer. Assistantships are awarded contractually for fall/spring and summer separately; renewal is contingent upon availability of funding and student performance on the project.

Preference will be given to doctoral students who are in science education, early childhood education, literacy, and engineering. Students in mathematics or technology education or other teacher education backgrounds will also be considered. Preference will also be given to students who have either attended or worked at our partnering school districts: Airport Community Schools, Elmwood Local Schools, Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West, Genoa Area Local Schools, Ida Public Schools, Monroe County Intermediate School District, Monroe Public Schools, Otsego Local Schools, Pettisville Schools, Seneca East Local Schools, Tiffin City Schools, Washington Local Schools and WSOS Community Action Schools.

For more information about the doctoral degree programs offered within the College of Education or the College of Engineering at The University of Toledo, please visit the links below:

College of Engineering: http://www.utoledo.edu/engineering/

For more information about NURTURES, please visit our website at www.nurtures.utoledo.edu.

If you are interested in applying for these graduate assistant opportunities, please send your CV and letter of interest to Deanna Bobak at deanna.bobak@utoledo.edu.

Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award

UT’s Nurtures Early Childhood Science program has been selected to receive the American Association of State Colleges and University’s (AASCU) Excellence and Innovation Award for the Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award. The selection committee stated that the Nurtures program can serve as a model for other institutions and help to advance practices in the field of science education.

Drs. Charlene Czerniak and Joan Kaderavek, distinguished professors from the College were part of the team leading this grant. Click here for more information about Nurtures.

The award will be presented at the upcoming AASCU’s annual meeting on October.

Online Doctoral Program Approved


This Spring, the Chancellor’s Council on Graduate Studies has approved our Doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction: Special Education program to be offered in an online format. This is the first online doctoral education degree program in the state.
Dr. Laurie Dinnebeil, department chair, states: “This program represents an effort to find ways to meet the needs of the field by incorporating an innovative way to provide opportunities for advanced graduate study to special educators in Ohio and the rest of the country.” The online degree extends the College’s history with providing advanced learning. The first doctoral program at The University of Toledo began in 1960 and was in the field of education. The Judith Herb College of Education is proud of our legacy of learning.

JHCOE Improves National Ranking by 18 Spots in One Year

The University of Toledo’s Judith Herb College of Education  improved its national ranking by 18 spots in one year.

U.S. News & World Report ranked UT’s Judith Herb College of Education No. 172 out of 256 schools as part of its 2018 Best Graduate Schools edition. That is up from No. 190 last year.

 Contributing factors are higher research expenditure and higher selectivity.

“The Judith Herb College of Education continues to strive to improve the quality of all of our programs,” said Dr. Virginia Keil, interim dean of the college. “This recognition validates the quality of our faculty and the excellence of our students. Our increase in rank mirrors our upturn in graduate-level enrollment, both of which reflects the college’s rising reputation.”

The rankings are based on fall 2016 data.

Since her arrival in July 2015, UT President Sharon L. Gaber has made boosting the University’s national reputation one of her main goals.

“I am proud that the U.S. News rankings reflect the progress being made in the Colleges of Law and Education,” Gaber said. “These are important measures that contribute to student success, and a double-digit climb in one year is a significant accomplishment.”

Visiting Scholar: Aurora Chang, PhD


intersectional story-telling, educational agency, and mindful resistance under a US autocracy

Join the Judith Herb College of Education in welcoming Dra. Aurora Chang for a dynamic and interactive speaking engagement.

March 15, 2017

7:00 pm

Health & Human Sciences Building (Main Campus), room 1711


 Aurora Chang, PhD is an assistant professor at Loyola University, where she teaches coursework on multicultural education, school reform, undocumented students, Chicana Feminist Epistemology, and urban schooling.  Chang’s research focuses on the intersection of education, identity, and agency within traditionally marginalized communities. View vita.


Free and Open to All

Free Parking in Area 1S

Sponsored through the Graduate Student Association

TECH TOOLS for Classroom Engagement

Thursday, February 23, 2017

5:30 pm

Gillham Hall 3050

Presenter:  Josh Spieles, Director of the Carver Center

Are you interested in learning more about SMART Boards and the SMART notebook software? Would you like to find out about other interactive applications and some free or low cost alternatives to SMART Notebook?

Then join Josh for an in-depth look at SMART Notebook software, and alternatives like Promethean, Gynzy, Kahoot, and others. Bring your questions as we explore a variety of classroom tools.

Space is limited – RSVP to joshua.spieles@utoledo.edu


Popcorn, water, & giveaways!

Event sponsored by the Student Affairs Committee

Now Hiring – Field Supervisors

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
Jennifer Fulwider, Coordinator of Student Field Experiences

UTeach Job Fair – registration open



UTeach Job Fair

April 7, 2017

8:00 – 4:00 pm

UT’s Student Union

John school districts from across Ohio, and across the country, as they interview teachers for next school year. The Teach Job fair is FREE and open to all current student teachers, alumni, and community licensed-teachers.

Registration required at utole.do/uteach 

Please contact Libbey McKnight for information or questions.
Contact information is:  elizabeth.mcknight@utoledo.edu or call 419-530-4967.

An evening with Gloria Ladson-Billings

Join us……

An evening with Gloria Ladson-Billings, PhD
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017
7 p.m.
The University of Toledo
Scott Park Campus Auditorium
2225 Nebraska Ave.
Join The University of Toledo’s Judith Herb College of Education and Office of Diversity and Inclusion, with Toledo Public Schools, for an evening with Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, national expert on urban education. Ladson-Billings will discuss why diverse teachers matter to the success of all students and how the community can play a role in supporting current teachers and building a diverse teaching force for the future.


Click here to learn more.

Kappa Delta Pi – 2016 initiation

Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education, recently added twenty-one new members to it’s Zeta Epsilon (UT) chapter.  Membership into Kappa Delta Pi is by invitation only and is based on high academic achievement, commitment, and professional attitude.


Congratulations to Allison Ahrens, Analese Alvarez, Alysse Augsburger, Akili Barnes, Kaela Bilski, Cassidy Boyden, Carmen Clarke-Davis, Angela Giovannucci, Jeremey Holloway, Elijah Jones, Kayla Justice, Karen Krepps, Brittany Layden, Jasmine Madison, Rebecca McVicker, John Meadows, Miranda Niese, Laura Nelson, Rebecca Roupe, Lexus Townsend, and Martha Verner.

The groups faculty counselors are Drs. Susanna Hapgood and Judy Lambert.