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UToledo Educator Leads $2.3M Initiative to Keep High-Quality Science Teachers in Classrooms

Dr. Natasha Johnson, Assistant Professor in the Judith Herb College of Education, leads a $2.3 million initiative to support sixth through 12th grade science teachers in high-need districts.  For more on the story click HERE

Reflecting on Demilitarizing the Mind through Peace Education: An African Perspective

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Reflecting on Demilitarizing the Mind through Peace Education: An African Perspective

Presentation by Fulbright Scholar Gilbert Tarugarira (Zimbabwe)


Monday, April 22nd at 1 pm in Gillham Hall 1300 and Live Streaming

For online streaming registration, please email dale.snauwaert@utoledo.edu

In this presentation, Professor Tarugarira will explore the following proposition:

The preamble to the UNESCO Charter (1945) declared that: “…since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed”. Thus, to achieve demilitarization and eventual peace, it would be necessary to create “new attitudes of mind” conforming to the basic principles of peace and democracy. Demilitarization requires a radically different education that does not glorify war but educates for peace and non-violence. The flourishing of a culture of peace will generate the mindset that is a prerequisite for the transition from force to reason, from conflict and violence to dialogue and peace. Thus, a demilitarized mind values inner peace achieved through the psyche and becomes strongly rooted in human consciousness.

Professor Tarugarira is a specialist in History Education at Midlands State University, Zimbabwe. He is a Fulbright Scholar, and he was hosted this year in the Department of Education Studies at The University of Toledo. His areas of research interest include indigenous knowledge systems and development in Africa, the political economy of colonialism in Africa, contemporary African affairs and development, and post-colonial Africa. He has over 35 years of teaching experience in schools, teacher-training colleges, and Universities specializing in history and pedagogical issues in history and heritage education. He has been involved in reviewing curricula at various levels and has participated in UNESCO-led initiatives in Curricula Harmonization in Zimbabwe and transformative pedagogy for sustainable development in the context of teacher development in Zimbabwe. He has been part of the Southern African regional initiatives to promote Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Capacity Development for Agenda 2030 for teacher education involving universities in Zambia and Zimbabwe. He is an active member of “Sustainability Starts with Teachers” Capacity Building Programme for Teacher Educators on Education for Sustainable Development (CAP-ESD). He coordinated a research network commissioned by the Organ for National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration (ONHRI) to devise strategies for facilitating transitional justice and reconciliation in Zimbabwe. He has developed a significant interest in Peace Education, focusing on approaches to peace and education that include alternative epistemologies, transrational intersections of politics, militarization and security; affective pedagogies and diffraction.

UTeach Education Job Fair

The Office of Career Services, along with the Judith Herb College of Education, will host the UTeach Job Fair on Wednesday, March 20, 2024.

The event is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Thompson Student Union Auditorium.

For more information click here.

Dr. Gregory Stone, Professor, Discusses Updates to the SAT

Dr. Gregory Stone, Professor in the Judith Herb College of Education explains how the SAT will be administered digitally.

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Type 1 Diabetic Fights Through Health Issues to Earn Graduate Degree

Emily Cohoe talks about her life challenges with Type 1 Diabetes while earning a master’s degree in educational psychology.

Learn more about her journey by clicking the link below

Type 1 Diabetic Fights Through Health Issues to Earn Graduate Degree


Students Experience Rocket Scholarship Day

Rocket Scholarship Day
December 9th

  • JHCOE hosted a total of 40 prospective student scholars during the morning and afternoon sessions
  • 72 out of the 83 registrants attended this event generating a show rate of 86.7% – the third highest participation rate on campus
  • A personal thank you goes out to Dr. Natasha Johnson who attended both morning and afternoon sessions providing valuable insight and information for the attending parents
  • Another thank you goes out to Mr. Joshua Spieles who provided technical support for the students

JHCOE CAEP Accredited for the Next Seven Years








34 Schools from 24 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico Recognized for National Excellence in Educator Prep

551 programs from 43 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates now meeting CAEP’s rigorous, national accreditation standards to better prepare tomorrow’s teachers


WASHINGTON – Today, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation announced that 34 providers from 24 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico earned accreditation for their educator preparation programs (EPPs). These providers join those previously accredited in promoting excellence in educator preparation, bringing the total of CAEP accredited EPPs to 551

The CAEP Accreditation Council held its Fall 2023 review in October, during which 34 providers were approved under the rigorous, nationally recognized CAEP Teacher Preparation Standards.

“These providers meet high standards so that their students receive an education that prepares them to succeed in a diverse range of classrooms after they graduate,” said CAEP President Dr. Christopher A. Koch. “Seeking CAEP Accreditation is a significant commitment on the part of an educator preparation provider.”

CAEP is a nationally recognized accrediting body for educator preparation. Accreditation is a nongovernmental activity based on peer review that serves the dual functions of assuring quality and promoting improvement. CAEP was created by the consolidation of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council. It is a unified accreditation system intent on raising the performance of all providers focused on educator preparation. Approximately 600 educator preparation providers participate in the CAEP Accreditation system, including some previously accredited through former standards.

Educator preparation providers seeking accreditation must pass peer review on five standards, which are based on two principles:

1. Solid evidence that the provider’s graduates are competent and caring educators, and
2. Solid evidence that the provider’s educator staff have the capacity to create a culture of evidence and use it to maintain and enhance the quality of the professional programs they offer.

If a program fails to meet one of the five standards, it is placed on probation for two years. Probation may be lifted in two years if a program provides evidence that it meets the standard. The addition of EPPs receiving CAEP accreditation for the first time to those previously accredited brings the total number of CAEP-accredited providers to 551. These schools span across 43 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

Class of Fall 2023:

Albion College—Michigan

American University—District of Columbia

Azusa Pacific University—California

Belhaven University—Mississippi

Bluefield University—Virginia

Boise State University—Idaho

Charleston Southern University—South Carolina

Coppin State University—Maryland

Dakota State University—South Dakota

Hunter College of the City University of New York

Kansas State University

Miami University—Ohio

Otterbein University—Ohio

Ouachita Baptist University—Arkansas

Queens University of Charlotte—North Carolina

Randolph-Macon College—Virginia

Regent University—Virginia

Rutgers University-Camden—New Jersey

Saginaw Valley State University—Michigan

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Southern New Hampshire University

State University of New York Brockport

The University of Alabama

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

The University of Toledo—Ohio

Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Cupey Campus—Puerto Rico

University of Central Missouri

University of Central Oklahoma

University of Evansville—Indiana

University of New Orleans—Louisiana

University of Sioux Falls—South Dakota

University of Utah

William Carey University—Mississippi

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (www.CAEPnet.org) advances excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen- P-12 student learning.

Proud Moment

Amayia Alexander, graduating with a degree in early childhood education, poses with her mother Mandy Owens at Thursday night’s multicultural graduation ceremony in Thompson Student Union Auditorium.


Three-Time Rocket Completes Doctorate from United Arab Emirates

Ashley Jackson had an easy choice in The University of Toledo.

The experienced educator knew the institution well by the time she enrolled in a doctoral program in 2017. She’d completed her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education at UToledo in 2004, enrolling immediately after she graduated Toledo’s Rogers High School. And she pursued her first of two master’s degrees in education at UToledo, too, graduating again in 2006.

To learn more about Ashley click here.

13 ABC: College Resources for Students Struggling After Pandemic

Dr. Mark Templin, a professor of science education in the Judith Herb College of Education, talks about how COVID-related online learning cost students hands-on learning experience.

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