On Monday, November 27th, faculty, staff and alumni from the Department of Education gathered for an evening of reflection and advancement. 

At the event, alumni said they would value the institution supporting alumni connections to advance teaching and learning. Additionally, they valued having multiple field experiences and practicum opportunities woven throughout the program and the relationships that they built with their fellow teacher candidates.  

The department aims to host regular professional development opportunities for education alumni to support teacher development, connections, and retention. Stay tuned for the next event in 2024. To stay connected, complete this Google Form

This event was funded by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant awarded to Dr. Kevin O'Connor, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Education. The research investigates the influence of theory-practice hybrid spaces on teacher candidates' practices, theories, and relationships. Specifically, we are interested in how we can best support the implementation of a school-university-partnership model and how this impacts relationships, practices, and theories.