The Cato College of Education


April 26, 2017
Dr. Erik Byker, an assistant professor in the Department of Reading and Elementary Education has been named a Global Teacher Education Fellow. The award supports the internationalization of teacher preparation programs by advancing and disseminating research and best practices. GTEI Fellows design global learning classrooms, with the long-term goal that the teacher candidates of these classrooms will design their own Global Learning Classrooms with their future students.

Dr. Bree Jimenez
April 19, 2017
Wherever she is in the world, UNC Charlotte alumna Bree Jimenez is devoted to sharing cutting-edge special education research with her colleagues. Dr. Jimenez recently relocated to Sydney, Australia, where she is a Visiting Research Consultant at Mater Dei School in Cobbitty in collaboration with the University of Sydney. She will work there into 2019, during which time she will mentor teachers based on research from evidence-based practices.

Bob Algozzine
April 6, 2017
Bob Algozzine, professor of educational research in the Cato College of Education, is the 2017 recipient of the First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal, UNC Charlotte’s most prestigious faculty award in recognition of excellence in research. He was honored formally at an awards ceremony held Wednesday, April 5, at the Harris Alumni Center. Since 1987, the University annually, with the support from First Citizens Bank, presents this award to recognize and foster the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and creative endeavors.

North Carolina Reading Association Conference
April 5, 2017
From the time they are admitted to the Cato College of Education Master’s in Reading Program, students preparing to become K-12 literacy specialists know that their culminating project will be a presentation to teachers across the state. For many years, Professor Karen Wood has arranged for the students to appear at the annual North Carolina Reading Association Conference. This year, 12 students, all of whom are also current full-time teachers or reading specialists, traveled to Raleigh to present on “Learning & Leading on the Literacy Landscape.”