“One of the things that Teachers College provides us is not only the ability to think on our feet, but to also use technology as a way to engage students at many different levels. To personalize their learning, to realize that there’s no one size fits all in education, and to meet each student’s needs.”
– Anna Arici, Research Assistant Professor
Advancing the Development of Students and Teachers Alike
“Following ASU President Michael Crow’s imperative to innovate, we at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College continue to focus our efforts on making teacher preparation increasingly effective. We are conducting groundbreaking research about teaching and learning, continuing to have a positive impact on schools, and constantly improving ourselves and what we do.”
– Mari Koerner, Dean, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
At 16, ASU boasts among the highest number of AERA Fellows of any university, and the Teachers College is home to 11 of them, one measure of our capabilities as a research institution.
MLFTC Faculty Editorships
The Teachers College has 45 faculty who serve as Consultants, Reviewers, Guest Editors, Associate Editors, Co-Editors or on the editorial boards of a wide number of educational journals. See the complete list: https://education.asu.edu/faculty/editorships
World-renowned scholar pioneers new field of thought
James Gee, Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies, has made important scholarly contributions spanning over three decades to the study of language and literacy, and more recently, to what digital games can teach us about both.
A three-year, federal education grant allowing hundreds of ASU teacher candidates to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) through the Support Effective Educators Development (SEED) program.
Making research useful by making it more accessible
Professor Gustavo Fischman and Research Assistant Principal Adai Tefera are exploring the opportunities and challenges in making educational research more readily available, usable and relevant.
In Spring 2014, Teachers College climbed six spots in nationwide graduate school rankings, coming in at No. 18 among 245 public and private graduate education programs surveyed by U.S. News & World Report, which also gave Teachers College the number-one ranking in Arizona.
Among the Very Best
The number of community service hours logged by students in ASU’s University Service-Learning (USL) program since its inception in 1993.
The iTeachAZ Mobile App Sees Heavy Use in First Year
The total number of forms uploaded through the app from observational entries made in the field in 2014
Total number of evaluative walk-throughs completed and uploaded
Total number of performance assessments tabulated
First-of-its kind mobile app boosts student teacher performance
Teachers College has unveiled and deployed an incredibly powerful new tool for evaluating and improving student teacher performance: The iTeachAZ Mobile app. It works hand-in-glove with iTeachAZ—the college’s yearlong student teaching residency—to provide regular data-driven feedback on the in-classroom progress of teacher candidates.
Total number of undergraduate and graduate students earning degrees from Teachers College in 2013–2014.
Top international applicant countries
Teachers College receives applications from students around the world who want to learn how to create inspired education. The top five international countries represented in our applicant pool:
Inspiring hope, courage and understanding
Jesus Cisneros is a future educator who wants to change the world. The doctoral student and research assistant co-founded DREAMzone, a program to raise awareness about the presence and needs of undocumented students at higher education institutions, and was named one of the “40 Hispanic Leaders Under 40” by Latino Perspectives magazine in 2013.
Total investment from alumni, community partners and friends to support Teachers College students, faculty and programs in 2013-2014, a record year for the school.
Alumni by the numbers
The employment rate among 2012–2013 Teachers College graduate students who were pursuing jobs, according to an ASU exit survey. Undergraduate students experienced an employment rate of 93%.
Investing as an act of inspiration
A $5.9 million investment from the Denny Sanford Foundation is supporting the college’s Sanford Inspire Program, which provides educators with free, online tools and resources to inspire students from pre-kindergarten through high school.