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ASU Teachers College graduate programs rank among top 20 nationally

Tempe, Ariz. — The Center for Games & Impact exists within the ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. ASU Teachers College’s graduate programs were listed in the top 20 (among 245 public and private graduate programs nationwide) of the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings released at the end of March 2014. In Arizona, the Teachers College ranks first among graduate programs in the state.

“We are really proud to be a part of ASU’s Teachers College and to watch it climb in rankings in recent years. Many of the initiatives that the Center has been able to advance as part of our mission to investigate game-infused solutions to society’s biggest challenges, focus on innovating and transforming education in the United States and around the world. We can be successful largely due to the support, access to resources, and exemplary graduate students in the Teachers College,” said Sasha Barab, executive director for the Center for Games & Impact.

Teachers College graduate student, Kelly Tran, said she chose the Learning, Literacies and Technologies (LLT) program specifically for the award-winning faculty, including Elisabeth Gee, associate director for the Center for Games & Impact and Tran’s adviser since joining the program.

“The support we have received as first year doctoral students has been tremendous, and it is clear that the new LLT program has been made a priority,” said Tran who is also a graduate student fellow with the Center, “It’s rare to have such access to mentorship and resources. I’ve learned more about research by working on the Play2Connect intergenerational play research project with Dr. Gee and Dr. Siyahhan than I ever expected to my first year.”

Other Center for Games & Impact education-related initiatives at the Teachers College include the Quest2Teach game-infused teacher training program and Atlantis Remixed project for innovative middle school curricula.

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About the Center for Games & Impact
The Center for Games & Impact (CGI) mission is to investigate, innovate, and cultivate game-infused solutions to society’s biggest challenges with the goal of unleashing the unique power of videogames to create sustainable solutions for society’s biggest social, cultural, scientific, economic and educational challenges.