While the College of Education and Human Development looks forward to a bright new year in 2022, we're also taking a look back at the many accomplishments, features and highlights that made us proud in 2021. 

Ready to Fly Program Prepares First-Gen Students for Success

The college participated in the Ready to Fly program which helps first-generation college students ensure academic and personal success by sharing important resources and building a community. 

Paving a Path in Professional Health Education

The college introduced its new Professional Health Education program, which provides health professionals with the knowledge and skills to become better educators for students in health fields, such as dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and science. Paul C. Jones, assistant professor and program coordinator, discussed his background and the program's features.

Juliet Curci Helping First-Generation College Students Succeed

As the assistant dean for college access and persistence in the college, Juliet Curci identifies and connects pre-college and current Temple students to resources that can support their success.

College of Education and Human Development Ranks Among Nation's Best by U.S. News & World Report

The college was ranked among the top 40 best graduate schools of education in the country by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022 edition. The college ranked No. 39 and has risen 24 spots in the Best Graduate Schools of Education ranking since the 2015 edition.

Faculty & Student Features

Faculty Feature: Charles A. Price

Charles A. Price, associate professor in the Department of Policy, Organizational and Leadership Studies shared his experiences in education and advice for future Black educators. 

Faculty Feature: Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson, assistant professor of Policy, Organizational and Leadership Studies, gave insight into her work, background and what inspires her. 

Student Feature: Nadine Ibrahim

Nadine Ibrahim, Class of 2022, a human development and community engagement major, is one of many students who go above and beyond. She is passionate about her community, special education and equity in education for all students.

Awards & Mentions

Jessica Tobin Nagle, a 2020 graduate of the PhD in education program, was awarded the annual dissertation award for Literacy Excellence by the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) Special Interest Group (SIG) Research in Reading and Literacy.

Joe DuCette, an admired member of the faculty and administration in the college for more than 50 years, was honored with the Joe DuCette Dissertation Award on behalf of the PhD Committee.