Jim Mostofo (top left) with some of the Colombian students and the professor he shadowed, Juan Gomez.
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A teacher gets a great lesson in Colombia

July 21, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Jim Mostofo, an assistant professor in the College of Education, went to Medellin, Colombia, in April and had the experience of a lifetime.

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From the first day of classes to the first year of instruction and beyond, GCU-trained teachers are supported by the College of Education.
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Public education at crossroad, GCU paper warns

June 09, 2014 / by / 2 Comments

Without better training, pay and promotion for K-12 teachers, public education in the state will continue its downward spiral, according to a paper presented at the summer conference of the Arizona School Administrators.

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COE alumni include four Teachers of the Year

June 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Teachers from across the country have applied lessons learned from GCU in their own classrooms. Meet Elizabeth Barletta (Maryland), Ayesha Hannibal (South Carolina), Anthony Perez (Arizona) and Michelle Clarke (Georgia).

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Junior coaches at Machan School, from left, Sbedyi Alvarez, Xochitl Ocegueda, Josselyn Gonzalez and Jessica Velazquez, help keep the peace on the playground. Photo by Evelia (Stacey) McCarty
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Playing nice: GCU supports conflict resolution

April 17, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

On May 9, GCU will host a commencement ceremony and team-building event for about 180 fifth-graders in Arizona who are junior coaches in Playworks, a national nonprofit that trains adults and children to bring respect, inclusion and peace to school playgrounds.

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The summit drew 300 administrators, principals, teachers, librarians, technology leaders and integration specialists from schools across Arizona.
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Google summit focuses on innovation, collaboration

March 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU was the host of a Google Arizona summit on education apps and other tools that will better prepare today’s students, from kindergarten on up, for tomorrow’s collaborative careers and innovative workplaces. An estimated 300 administrators, teachers, librarians and other educators soaked up the details.

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Comerica Theatre was near capacity for Saturday's commencement involving GCU's education and nursing colleges. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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Day 2 blog: Commencement at Comerica Theatre

March 15, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Highlights from Saturday’s graduation in GCU’s largest colleges: Education and Nursing and Health Care Professions.

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Keith Baker and Samantha Murphy
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Stellar Hall of Fame class inducted at homecoming

March 03, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Samantha Murphy, who redefined “student-athlete” at the University on the basketball court and in the classroom, and six others were honored at Ethington Theatre on campus.

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GCU freshman Kylie Bentley mugs for the camera with her new best friend, 4-year-old Jeremy.
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Freshman gives love, consistency to disadvantaged kids

February 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Kylie Bentley, the most recent recipient of GCU’s monthly Community Service Award, is a source of constant compassion for children living at the Phoenix Rescue Mission who have experienced anything but consistency and happiness.

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With help last fall from GCU tutor Leslie Pace (right), Sarahi Chavez passed the writing portion of the AIMS test, graduated from Alhambra High and will walk with her class in May. Chavez was born in Mexico and has only been speaking English since arriving in the United States four years ago. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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With demand, scores up, GCU Learning Lounge tutoring to expand

January 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The Learning Lounge, GCU’s high school tutoring program, is in expansion mode this semester — more students, more tutors, more food and more evidence of its success.

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Rodel sends GCU student teachers to Phoenix schools

January 06, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

An A+ Assignment: Three GCU Seniors Begin Their Student Teaching Gigs in Phoenix

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