The Cato College of Education


Freedom School Partners
August 9, 2017
Majid Powell, a rising senior, is one of 27 UNC Charlotte students spending the summer serving as student leader interns with Freedom School Partners. “There is a lot at stake,” says the middle grade education major. “Saying that means we acknowledge that we bear some responsibility to be part of the solution.”

Charlotte Teacher Early College
August 7, 2017
The first students to start school on the UNC Charlotte campus this fall are not undergraduates, but 55 high school freshman. On Monday, August 7th, UNC Charlotte welcomed the inaugural class of the Charlotte Teacher Early College (CTEC), a new five-year program for Charlotte-Mecklenburg students interested in a career in education.

Teacher and student at summer reading camp
August 3, 2017
A summer camp designed by the Cato College of Education is providing a free, literacy-rich experience for dozens of east Charlotte elementary students while helping researchers uncover best practices for programs of the future. Currently in the midst of its second year, the four-week, all-day summer camp is hosted on the campus of the Aldersgate retirement community and funded by donations from the Reemprise Fund and the Winer Family Foundation. The program provides daily, one-on-one literacy support for elementary school students who struggle with reading.

Trayvon Martin
July 18, 2017
The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin started a national conversation about race and racism that continues. Part of that conversation includes how to talk about these subjects with children. Dr. Hank Harris, professor and chair of the UNC Charlotte Department of Counseling, joined a panel on WFAE's "Charlotte Talks" to share his professional and personal reflections on the topic.