Judith Herb College of Education

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.

Join The International Educational Assessment and Leadership Practicum China

JHCOE Learning Experience

  • Are you interested in adding a global and inter-cultural perspective to your Education coursework?
  • Are you an Education student in good academic standing?
  • Are you able to travel outside the United States to China?
  • Are you interested in learning about Chinese schools first hand?
  • Are you interested in experiencing Chinese culture first hand? Are you over 20 and under 30 years old?

If you said yes to all the above, then you may be eligible for a once in a lifetime Education- focused opportunity in Qinhuangdoa & Beijing China!

What will it cost? estimated total between $1500 — $2000 (includes roundtrip flight Detroit to Bejing, Passport, Visa, and Chinese Culture Class at UT).

All costs in China (room, board, transfer, excursions) are covered through generous support of the Confucious Institute.

If you are interested in this once in a lifetime experience, register at https://goo.gl/forms/EoapqiXG5W15Apsu1 NO LATER THAN Friday, February 2nd or email analese.alvarez@rockets.utoledo.edu with questions.

Limited seats available!


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.

Job Opportunity – Centers for Families and Children

Looking for passionate brain builders to join us in impacting children during the critical 1st 2,000 days!

At The Centers for Families and Children, we recognize that 90% of the brain is formed before a child even steps into a kindergarten classroom.  As part of the Early Learning team, your work with infants to preschoolers will provide life-changing solutions to the children and families we serve.


About The Centers

The Centers for Families and Children is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit human services organization in Northeast Ohio.  Through innovation and leadership, we strengthen the community by providing individuals and families with life-changing solutions to lead healthier and more successful lives.


Our Early Learning Centers

The Centers provides high-quality care for children during the critical first 2,000 days of life by operating seven high-quality early learning centers, serving children birth through five years old, in Cleveland and the inner-ring suburbs.  Because of our high standards, all sites achieved a 5-Star rating on the Step-Up-To-Quality Rating and been recognized and selected to be part of Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) and PRE4CLE.


Employee Resources and Benefits

All employees are afforded opportunities for personal and professional growth.  With our innovative and collaborative mentoring and coaching sessions, all teachers receive enhanced curriculum, assessment, and observation training and tools to help provide ongoing support.  The Centers offers a college reimbursement benefit to help all full-time, benefit eligible employees advance their education.  The Centers also offers the opportunity for staff to attend paid in-service trainings, seminars, training sessions, and meetings outside of the organization to stay abreast of research and best practices.


The Centers offers a comprehensive benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, 401k with employer contribution (regardless of employee’s contribution amount), vacation/sick/holiday paid time off, employer paid life insurance and long-term disability, and many other benefits.


Job Summary

  • Help maintain exciting well equipped learning environments to foster exploration.
  • Participate in a cooperative team of three teachers per classroom
  • Cultivate optimal growth and development through High Scope Curriculum activities in both the indoor and outdoor environment.
  • Promote personalized planning with high levels of teacher-child interactions under the direction of a supervisor.
  • As a teaching team, help design, develop, and implement developmentally appropriate activity plans for children based on assessment and screening data.
  • Be a team member in engaging parents through caring, meaningful, and professional relationships to enhance child(ren)’s development.



  • Teacher Assistant Roles: minimum CDA or Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field. Click here to apply


  • Teacher Roles: minimum Bachelor’s degree or high in Early Childhood Education or related field. Click here to apply


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.



open information sessions



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…