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Etta Kralovec, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Teacher Education | Program Director, Secondary Education
Faculty Program: 
Secondary Education
Phone (SV): 
(520) 458-8278, ext. 2108

Dr. Etta Kralovec is Associate Professor of Teacher Education and Program Director of Graduate Teacher Education at the University of Arizona South. She holds a doctorate in philosophy from Teachers College, Columbia University. In 2015, Etta was awarded the Distinguished Outreach Faculty Award from the University of Arizona.

In 2016, Dr. Kralovec was awarded a prestigious NSF grant, the Collaborative Noyce Border Scholars Project along the Arizona- Mexico Border Scholars, in the amount of 1.4 million dollars. Previously she received a 2.2 million dollar federal grant to prepare science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers for Title One schools in Arizona border communities. This program was awarded the Peter Likins Inclusive Excellence Award from the University of Arizona in 2015. In 2010, Dr. Kralovec took a leave from the university to be Principal of a high school in East Los Angeles where she worked closely with student leaders to establish a student-run discipline committee for the school.

She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 1996 to establish a teacher education program at Africa University in Zimbabwe. In 2014, Dr. Kralovec conducted research on teacher preparation in Finland.

Her books include: The End of Homework; Schools that Do Too Much and Identity in Metamorphosis.

Etta started her career in education as a high school teacher in southern California for 12 years, where she ran an alternative high school for at-risk students.

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