The Buchtelite

UA’s Teacher Prep Program Ranked Top in Nation, Best in Ohio for Reading Instruction

Zook Hall houses the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2020

The University of Akron’s undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program is one of the best in the United States for preparing educators to teach children reading. According to the January 2020 report by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a nonpartisan and not-for-profit research and policy organization, UA’s program is one of 15 in the nation and the only on...

LeBron’s Foundation offers mentorship course

Students enrolled in the UA course will have the opportunity to mentor students in the Akron Public Schools.

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

November 9, 2015

Starting this upcoming spring semester, The University of Akron students will have an opportunity to register for a three-credit “I Promise Urban Youth Mentorship Course.” “University students completing this course will gain valuable tools and experiences working with urban youth in school...