Register Now! 2018 Summit on Nevada Education

The UNLV College of Education is proud to expand existing best practice into “next generation practices” that address and overcome the challenges we face in education throughout Nevada and beyond.

Join educators, administrators, policy makers, community leaders, teacher preparation leaders, pre-service teachers and others with a direct link to education to gather in an open forum to share ideas, challenges and lessons to improve and celebrate what lies ahead in Nevada.

Early bird pricing ends November 5!
December 3, 2018
UNLV Student Union Ballroom

Contact Sheila Bray with questions.

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Andrew J. Rotherham
Photo Credit: Liz Lynch

Andrew J. Rotherham is a co-founder and partner at Bellwether Education Partners, a national nonprofit organization working to support educational innovation and improve educational outcomes for underserved students. Rotherham leads Bellwether’s policy analysis and thought leadership work. He is also a contributing editor to U.S. News & World Report and a senior editor at The 74, an education news and analysis publication. In addition Rotherham writes the blog, teaches courses on education at The University of Virginia, and is co-publisher of “Education Insider,” a federal policy analysis tool produced by Whiteboard Advisors, where he is a senior adviser. Rotherham previously served at the White House as special assistant to the president for domestic policy during the Clinton administration, as a member of the Virginia Board of Education, and as an education columnist for TIME and Executive Editor of RealClear Education. In addition to Bellwether, Rotherham has founded or co-founded two other education organizations and served on the boards of several other successful education startups.  Rotherham is the author or co-author of more than 400 published articles, book chapters, papers, and op-eds about education policy and politics and is the author or editor of four books on educational policy. He serves on the boards of directors several organizations including the Curry School of Education Foundation at the University of Virginia and Classroom Champions, a Canada-based nonprofit that pairs Olympic and Paralympic athletes with high-poverty classrooms and schools for student mentoring.

Watch highlights from the 2017 Summit here.

Top Tier Lecture Series: The Wing Beneath Dragon’s Wing: Filial Piety and its Correlates

Join the department of counselor education, school psychology & human services and The PRACTICE for a Top Tier lecture featuring Wei-Wen Chen of the University of Macau, China at 11 a.m. June 18 in Carlson Education Building, Room 238. This event is free and open to the public (RSVP requested for refreshment count only to Ching-Chen Chen).

Filial piety has been the core Confucian ethics in the Chinese culture. However, research about the impact of filial piety on Chinese psychological adaptation has been mixed. In this presentation, the dual filial piety model, including reciprocal filial piety and authoritarian filial piety, will be introduced. In addition, empirical evidence of two filial piety beliefs on individuals’ family functioning, learning, and romantic relationships will be elaborated to further clarify how filial piety has helped shape the psychological development of Chinese young adults.

Wei-Wen Chen is an associate professor in education at the University of Macau. Her research focuses on how family relationships influence young adults’ developmental outcomes, including learning, psychological functioning, and romantic relationships.

Counselor Education Graduate Program Info Session

Interested in becoming a clinical mental health or school counselor? Join us for a program open house and information session.

May 1, 2016
7-8 p.m.
Carlson Education Building (CEB) 238

The UNLV Counselor Education program seeks to recruit and retain a diverse student population as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of Las Vegas and Nevada, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Info session attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear an overview of the UNLV graduate program in counselor education.
  • Meet program faculty and students. Ask questions about the program curriculum and/or the application process.
  • Learn more about the field experiences for students preparing to be school counselors and clinical mental health counselors.
  • Tour The PRACTICE, UNLV’s community mental health training clinic.
  • Virtual tour of a School Counseling Placement.

For more information about the Counselor Education Program, visit the Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling program websites.