U.S. News & World Report released its annual national rankings of graduate schools of education on March 10, with the Neag School of Education ranking No. 31 in the nation, up two slots this year from No. 33.
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First-generation college student and fifth-year master’s student in the Neag School, Justis Lopez, was inspired by his high school teacher, Ms. Heather Banas, to go into teaching. Well prepared through numerous on campus and community activities, Justis has big plans after graduation.
When Vanessa Montorsi ’04 MA graduated from the Neag School of Education with a master’s degrees in school counseling 11 years ago, she never imagined that she would be one of 40 school counselors honored as semi-finalists for 2015 National School Counselor of the Year at a White House ceremony officiated this past January by Michelle Obama. This recognition comes for Montorsi on the heels of also being awarded the 2014 Connecticut School Counselor of the Year.
Montorsi, the director of counseling at Cheshire High School in Cheshire, Conn., always knew …
Based out of UConn’s Neag School of Education, the seven-year-old CommPACT program matches communities, parents, administrators, children, and teachers with experts and best practices designed to improve education and opportunities for students and family members alike.
Neag School of Education faculty members Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead and Suzanne M. Wilson are working with scientists, science educators, and teacher leaders at the American Museum of Natural History and other partners to raise the quality of science education in the U.S. and meet Next Generation of Science Standards.
The Neag School is the #1 ranked public graduate school of education in the Northeast. Learn more about the rankings, graduates and alums from our 2014 Fact Sheet.
Ray and Carole Neag
Believing that education is society’s "great equalizer," Ray Neag ('56, CLAS), for whom the school is named, gifted $21 million to UConn’s School of Education in 1999. He called it a strategic investment. At the time, it was the largest gift ever given to an education school in the U.S. and continues to be UConn’s largest endowment. Read more...