News & Updates

Stockholm Junior Water Prize

UNC Charlotte to Host Internationally Acclaimed Water Research Competition
Date Published: October 5, 2015
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte will host the United States leg of a competition for one of the world’s most prestigious awards in water-related research. The Stockholm Junior Water Prize is presented to one high school student annually for research in water and sustainability issues...


Teacher Feature: Kaleigh Oliver
Date Published: September 18, 2015
Becoming a teacher was never a part of Kaleigh Oliver’s long-term plan. Becoming a nurse and taking care of the elderly was the career she had always dreamed of.  Beginning in eighth grade, and continuing through high school, Oliver began to understand that nursing might not be for her. She...


New Program Embraces Future of Educational Technology
Date Published: September 3, 2015
A newly launched online program at the College of Education will train the next generation of leaders in virtual teaching and learning systems.   Offered through the COED Instructional Systems Technology degree program, the graduate certificate and master’s degree in online learning and...


Dr. Scott Kissau Named Foreign Language Teacher of the Year
Date Published: August 28, 2015
Dr. Scott Kissau has been named Foreign Language Teacher of the Year in higher education by the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina. “Dr. Kissau distinguished himself from the other candidates by immersing himself in the education of languages and cultures and by demonstrating his in-...

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VIDEO: The State of Education in CMS and Beyond
Date Published: August 20, 2015
College of Education Community Relations Director and CMS Board of Education member Eric Davis were in studio for UNC Charlotte's live streaming webcast, The Livewire, last week. They discussed the state of education in Mecklenburg County and how UNC Charlotte is helping improve the...

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High School Students Share Research at Summer Symposium
Date Published: August 11, 2015
Deep underground in a basement auditorium, a high schooler is teaching us about nanoparticles. It’s the end of a hot summer spent in cool laboratories for the fortunate few junior and seniors chosen for the research experience at UNC Charlotte. This day is the culmination of more than a month...


Students Create Digital Tools to Improve Popular Scrabble Program
Date Published: August 5, 2015
Making learning fun is a consistent ambition for many educators, and starting this fall, resources developed by two College of Education students will make reaching that goal a little bit easier. Elementary Education major Katrina Buchanan and Child and Family Development major Kierra Boyd built a...


Research to Help Educators Connect with Students Across Cultures
Date Published: July 28, 2015
A new College of Education study is revealing the effects of cross-cultural interactions in the classroom, and how educators can better communicate with students from different backgrounds. Published in the journal Teaching Exceptional Children, the research looks specifically at...

Study Shows Reading Interventions Make Big Impacts, Even Outside of English Class
Date Published: July 22, 2015
A new College of Education study shows teaching struggling students reading strategies through U.S. history class can improve both reading skills and understanding of the subject itself. The study, published in the journal Exceptional Children, was conducted in partnership with researchers at...


Literacy Faculty Research Ranked Among Nation's Best
Date Published: July 9, 2015
The College of Education’s literacy professors are among the most prolific scholars in the country in their field, according to a recent study. Published in the journal Reading Psychology, the article looked at the productivity of literacy faculty nationwide from 2006 to 2012. The...

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Play Therapy Conference Draws Top Scholars, Big Crowds
Date Published: July 6, 2015
Counselors, therapists and scholars from across the region traveled to UNC Charlotte this month for a conference on play therapy featuring the leading expert in the field. UNC Charlotte’s Multi Cultural Play Therapy Center hosted the five-day workshop. It featured discussions on both...

Bill of Rights

VIDEO: Students' Rights at School
Date Published: June 30, 2015
Forty-six years ago, the Supreme Court famously ruled that students do not “shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse gates.” In the years since, judges and school officials alike have grappled with the scope of those rights. Schools today continue efforts to maintain the delicate balance...


VIDEO: Science, Religion, and the Classroom
Date Published: June 17, 2015
The answers to the big questions by their very nature provoke strong reactions. The debate over the right way to find those answers is no less contentious. Out of this landscape has emerged the discussion over the relationship between science and religion. Can they coexist? What role do they have...

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NYT Bestseller: Retrain Your Brain for Math & Science Success
Date Published: June 9, 2015
Everyone remembers those harrowing moments. You slink down in your chair, almost under the desk, trying desperately to avoid discarded gum and the teacher’s probing eyes. What is that up there on the chalkboard—hieroglyphics? Rather than consulting the calculus book for answers, you consider...

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Professor Trains English Teachers in India
Date Published: May 19, 2015
College of Education Professor Spencer Salas is in India working with the U.S. State Department to train people to teach English in New Delhi. Dr. Salas is winding his way through the Indian capital city's most disadvantaged neighborhoods over the next three weeks, working with secondary...

Dorothy Counts

A Dream Deferred: Tackling Charlotte's Segregated Schools
Date Published: May 14, 2015
A rowdy mob walked shoulder to shoulder with Dorothy Counts-Scoggins as she neared the doors of Harding High. Some yelled slurs, threw rocks, or spat. It was the first day of class in 1957, and integration had started in Mecklenburg County. Counts-Scoggins was one of the first four black students...

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COED Welcomes Bill Anderson
Date Published: May 11, 2015
The executive director of the public education advocacy group MeckEd is leaving that organization to join the College of Education as an Independent Contractor. Dr. Bill Anderson is a veteran teacher, administrator, and educational policy leader with nearly four decades of experience....

Video Games and Education

Tech Time: The Emerging Role of Video Games in the Classroom
Date Published: May 7, 2015
At one time, news coverage centered on worries about their negative influence on kids—but these days, video games more often make headlines because of the ways they are being used to help students learn. The emergence of this application into mainstream consciousness is significant. The White...

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Professor to Deliver Berkeley Conference Keynote on Teaching History
Date Published: April 30, 2015
“What do we truly know about the past?” might seem like a strange question for history teachers, of all people, to be asking—but it’s just the sort a UNC Charlotte Education professor wants future instructors to engage. Dr. Bruce Van Sledright explains that to be great at their jobs,...

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Graduate Students Recognized for Research
Date Published: April 16, 2015
Two College of Education students are among those who were recognized at UNC Charlotte’s annual Graduate Research Symposium over the weekend Doctoral students Tempestt Adams and Dymilah Hewitt took first and second place, respectively, for their research in the Humanities and Education Category....