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COE News

- May 24, 2024 -

Dr. Huan Gao

Gao to Study Education Barriers Within Chinese Immigrant Families

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Currently in the United States, one in four children under the age of 18 lives in an immigrant family with at least one foreign-born parent. It’s understandable that immigrant parents may face cultural challenges when adjusting to a new country, but what often gets forgotten are the educational challenges that tend to face their first-generation children.

Read more about what Dr. Gao will be looking into >

- May 23, 2024 -

Asia French

LEAD Master's Student Receives Scholarship from A Step Ahead

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Asia French, a master’s student in the College of Education’s Department of Leadership, recently got the news that she would be this year’s recipient for one of the A Step Ahead scholarships.

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- May 20, 2024 -

UofM and SCHD logos

CREP Tapped to Evaluate Multi-Million Dollar Health Initiative

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) was recently awarded millions in grant funding by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). UofM’s Center for Research in Educational Policy (CREP) has been selected to evaluate the projects data and community impacts.

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- May 14, 2024 -

Campus Middle School students listen to dissertation defense from Dr. Ashley Boles

Doctoral Student Defends Dissertation to Eighth Graders

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Monday was a day Ashley Boles had waited years for — the day she would defend her dissertation and potentially receive her doctorate from the University of Memphis College of Education (COE).

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- May 1, 2024 -

Dr. Yeonji Jung

Jung to Research AI’s Impact on Student Learning

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) over the last several years has presented questions in the field of education. Of course, AI has proven to be effective in materializing prompted ideas through platforms like ChatGPT, but can students learn from AI instruction?

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- April 30, 2024 -

College of Education edTPA submission party

COE Receives Near-Perfect Passer Rating in latest edTPA Submission

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – For another year, the College of Education (COE) at the University of Memphis received high marks from the Educative Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), the traditional way for a teacher candidate to receive their license. 97% of COE’s teacher preparation students who submitted their portfolio passed the assessment.

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