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Upcoming Events

The Evolution of a Teaching Career: Ideals Into Reality
Friday, October 19, 2018 | 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Eaton Hall #201, Tufts University
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Recent Events

"When Grit Isn't Enough" - Book Talk with Linda Nathan
Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 4:00pm-6:00pm
Laminan Lounge, Olin Center
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Department of Education Orientation

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | 9:00am-11:20am
Cheryl Chase Center, Carmichael Hall

Difficulty Conversations, and How to Have Them
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 4:00pm-6:00pm
Paige Hall Conference Room
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"Practicing Racial Justice: Lessons from the Field"
Friday, April 27, 2018 | 8:30am-12:00pm
51 Winthrop Street, Tufts Medford Campus
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DACA 2 – A Fish-Bowl Event
Continued dialogue on supporting educators working to address the educational and social-emotional needs of students and families
Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 6:00pm-8:00pm
Paige Hall, Terrace Room
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Art Education Festival: Exhibiting art from Boston area K-12 students
Wednesday, April 11 - Saturday, April 14, 2018.
SMFA Atrium, 230 Fenway, Boston MA
Join us for the reception on Wednesday, April 11 from 4:00pm-6:00pm.
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Department of Education Information Session
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 12:00pm
Paige Hall Media Center
Come learn about the re-tuned undergraduate major and MA in Education, as well as new options for combined bachelors and Masters of Arts in Teaching.
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Promoting Effective SEL in Your Community
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 8:00am-3:30pm
Tufts University, Medford Campus
Co-sponsored by the Tufts University Tisch College Social-Emotional Learning & Civic Engagement Initiative and Tufts University Department of Education, School Psychology Program
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Middle School Latin Teachers Workshop
Friday, February 2, 2018 | 3:30-5:30pm
Eaton 201
Middle School Latin Teachers will share materials and activities and describe their roles as educators of middle school students. Undergraduate and graduate language students who are considering a career in teaching are most welcome. Light refreshments will be available.

2017 DACA Speaker DACA: Supporting Educators to Address the Educational and Social-Emotional Needs of Students and Families
November 21, 2017 | 4:30-8:00pm
Crane Room, Paige Hall
RSVP by November 15 with your breakout topic preference.
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Understanding and Healing Trauma
November 15, 2017 | 5:00-6:30 pm
Crane Room, Paige Hall
Food will be provided
Please RSVP.
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GSAS Open House
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
5:30pm - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences - Register >
6:30pm - Paige Hall, Department of Education
Interested in an Education Department Graduate Program? Join us at 6:30pm in the Paige Hall Media Center. At that time, we will introduce programs and then break out for program-specific information sessions.

"A Philosophy of Teaching and Learning"
Open House and Reunion for Prospective Educators and Teacher-Alumni
Latin, Ancient Greek, and Classics
Friday, October 20, 2017 | 3:30-5:30 pm
Eaton Hall #201, Tufts University
R.S.V.P. Susan E. Setnik

Sample of Guests:
Mary Elizabeth DeCamp (Winchester High School, Winchester, MA)
Erin Cummins (Ursuline Academy, Dedham, MA)
Daniel Orazio (Newton South High School, Newton, MA)
Michael Howard (Boston Latin School, Boston, MA)

TeachUp, Meet New England's Leaders in Teacher Education
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 5:45-9:00pm
Gutman Library Conference Center
Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Tufts University STEM Education Student Symposium and Reception
Friday, September 15, 2017 | 1:00pm
Austin Room, Tisch Library
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Insurgent Knowledges: Book talk with Damien Sojoyner and Sabina Vaught
Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 4:00-6:00pm
Crane Room, Paige Hall
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May, 2017
Annual end of the year reception in honor of our School Partners, Mentors, Supervising Practitioners and Program Supervisors who work to support Tufts Pre-Service Teachers and School Psychologist.
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April, 2017
Art Education MAT students put their students art work on display at the annual year end Art Education Festival.
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Art of the Renistance Exhibit
April 20th Art of Resistance Exhibit
Don't Let the System Trap you in Dogma
Exhibit ran from April 20 through May in the Tisch Library.
Sponsored by the Sponsored by the Tufts Department of Education's Diversity Development Fund and the Tisch Library.
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Black Life and Carceral Cities
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 5:00-7:00pm
Alumnae Lounge, Tufts University

Rashad Shabazz, associate professor in the School of Social Transformations at Arizona State University, was a keynote speaker. Watch the video >

Middle School Latin Teachers workshop and discussion
Friday, February 3, 2017 | 3:30-5:00pm
Eaton Hall 201
Register by email: Susan Setnik


  • Keeping Latin current and beloved for our middle school students
  • Technology in the middle school classroom
  • Choosing textbooks or instructional materials

Please plan to bring one lesson plan, project, or SMART goal to share. We hope this can be an opportunity for teachers to share resources and for graduate and undergraduate students to learn more about the field. Refreshments available. Please RSVP to Susan Setnik or Molly Duncan by February 2nd if you plan to attend or have any questions.

Museum Studies Virtual Information Session
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 1:00-1:45pm (via WebEx)
Register by email: Angela Foss

Learn about the museum studies masters and certificate programs and meet Program Director, Cynthia Robinson. In this informal presentation, Cynthia will walk you through the program's philosophy and application process, and will answer your questions.
Join the meeting via WebEx, by 1:00pm on 12/13.

A Teach-In
On December 10 and 11, from 10 am to 8 pm, in Paige Hall, there will be a Teach-In organized by Tufts staff, faculty, and students. This Teach-In is a site for drawing on rich intersectional histories of experience and knowledge to consider ongoing struggle, resistance and resilience and will cover a range of issues, direct action items, and questions related to the current political and social climates we are encountering, resisting, and making since the U.S. presidential election and into the future.
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School Psychology Program
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Time: 10:00am - 1:30pm
Location: Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene, Medford Campus
Pizza and refreshments will be served!
R.s.v.p. to education@tufts.edu
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The Tufts school psychology program hosted an open house for people interested in the work of school psychologists and in learning more about our school psychology preparation program. The event included a panel discussion with current students who shared their experiences in the program.

If you were unable to attend the open house, a video of the panel discussion with current students is now available.

A Teach-In: Standing Rock Protests and Protective Actions
Friday, October 28, 2016 and Saturday, October 29, 2016

This two-day Teach-In will consider a range of issues related to the Sacred Stone Camp protests and protective actions against Dakota Access Pipeline and in support of the Standing Rock Sioux.

Panels and discussions will include: sovereignty and colonial law, sex trafficking and domestic violence, Indigenous knowledges and education, water rights and protection, arts, and historical trauma, among others.  Download agenda >

Sponsored by WGSS and Education. We are in the process of establishing co-sponsorships and collaborations. If you are interested, please contact Deirdre Judge, Sabina Vaught, and Cecilia Vaught.
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"Survival Tips"
Friday, October 28, 2016 | 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Eaton 201

Open House for prospective and current teachers of Latin, Ancient Greek, and Classical Humanities. The title is "Survival Tips" but you will also learn directly from our recent Licensure alumni (and a couple not-so-recent) about differences between public schools and independent schools, high school vs. middle school students, urban vs. suburban and some unique schools and language programs in the New England area.

Refreshments will be served. Questions? Please contact Susan Setnik.

Interactive Forum: Why Cultural Responsiveness Matters for Social-Emotional Development: Nurturing Resilience & Building Stamina to Navigate Diversity
Saturday, October 22, 2016 | 8:30 - 11:30am
Speaker: Zaretta Hammond (Author, Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain)

Representatives from our department and from Tufts Admissions to attend TeachUp on October 12, 2016 in Boston.
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GSAS Orientation
August 30-31, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

12:00 (noon) GSAS lunch and resource fair. We ask that students arrive at the Aidekman Arts Center, unless your program director informs you otherwise. Our program directors and faculty will be in attendance and hope to bring the cohorts together. If you are not meeting up with your program and heading over ahead of time, please look for people with Education nametags.
1:30-2:30pm Matriculation Ceremony in the Cohen Auditorium. All incoming students and program faculty will participate in this momentous event.
3:00-5:00pm Department of Education Orientation in the Paige Hall Terrace Room, (bottom floor of the Education Department.)
3:00-4:00pm Will provide introductions to the department's faculty and staff, Tisch Library staff and resources, and the Graduate Student Council.
4:00-5:00pm 'Welcome' reception, with refreshments. If you have any allergies please contact Michelle Pare.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Program specific advising or orientation, which will be communicated by your program director. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Michelle Pare, or your program director. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you on August 30th.

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