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The ECS department will be accepting applications for the Master of Education (M.Ed.)
and the M.Ed. with Secondary Licensure degrees for Spring Semester 2021.

Applications are due on the ApplyYourself system on October 1, 2020. 

Leticia Alvarez Gutiérrez receives Second Annual Ruby Chacón Social Justice Arts Award

"We can think of nobody better to be the first recipient, given all that you have done and continue to do supporting arts, education, and social change." Paul Kuttner Vice-Chair, MICA

Leticia Alvarez GutierrezABOUT THE AWARD

The Ruby Chacón Social Justice Arts Award presented by Mestizo Institute of Culture and Arts recognizes a Salt Lake Valley resident who has advanced justice and equity in our communities through the arts. Awardees are individuals who do one or more of the following:
- Push the boundaries of identity, culture, and art in the pursuit of justice; Collaborate with artists, activists, educators, and leaders in social change efforts; Advocate for the arts and social justice in our communities, schools, and other institutions; Demonstrate deep commitment to Salt Lake communities that face ongoing marginalization and oppression; Use the arts to shift thinking and provide liberatory counternarratives; Support young and emerging artists in their journeys; and Build and strengthen our multicultural communities.

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F-SCDRP opinion piece published in Education Week

Dr. Leticia Alvarez Gutiérrez along with the Family-School Collaboration Design Research Project published in Education Week: Family-School Relationships Are the Missing Link in COVID-19 Era Education

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William Smith wins two mentorship awards

The University of Utah and the Spencer Foundation have both honored William Smith, chair of the Education, Culture & Society department in the College of Education and professor of Ethnic Studies in the School of Cultural and Social Transformation, with awards recognizing exemplary mentorship.

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Nuo Xu has editorial published in the Salt Lake City Tribune

Nuo’s article "Resist virus-fueled racism against Asians in Utah” was completed for an assignment in Dr. Alvarez Gutiérrez’s graduate course, ECS 6823/7823: Immigration & Education.

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Indigenizing the Curriculum

Dr. Cynthia Benally, an assistant professor in the college's Department of Education, Culture & Society, is featured as a guest editor and contributor in the most recent edition of the Journal of American Indian Education.

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Last Updated: 9/16/20