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Kappa Delta Pi Honors Society

Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society Chapter Recognized for Excellence
Date Published: November 17, 2015
For the second time in a row, the College of Education's Omicron Pi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education has received the prestigious Achieving Chapter Excellence Award. Omicron Pi was one of 25 chapters internationally out more than 250 to receive this...


Doctoral Student Named Emerging Leader in Special Education Teaching and Research
Date Published: November 9, 2015
College of Education doctoral student and adjunct instructor Jenny Root has been recognized as an emerging researcher and leader in teaching students with disabilities. Root was named the 2015 Alice H. Hayden Emerging Leader by TASH, an international advocacy group that advocates for people with...

Professor Erik Byker with students in India

COED Professor Catalogs Learning Levels with International Team in India
Date Published: October 23, 2015
College of Education professor Erik Byker is in India this month working with the world's largest assessment of elementary school children. Pratham International's Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) team.  Every year thousands of young adults in India join Pratham...

White House Convening

Counseling Professor to Attend White House Convening
Date Published: October 16, 2015
College of Education professor Sejal Foxx will represent UNC Charlotte at an upcoming White House organized convening to strengthen school counseling and college advising. She will join delegates from 35 states representing K-12, non-profits, research interests, policymakers and other stakeholders...

Reading at Desk

College of Education Publication Reveals “What’s New in Literacy Teaching"
Date Published: October 13, 2015
A book edited and co-authored by College of Education faculty is taking a deep dive into the current state of literacy instruction and looking to the future of reading and writing in the classroom. In “What’s New in Literacy Teaching?” Reading and Elementary Education professors Karen Wood...


Study Highlights Tactics for Teaching Vocabulary to Struggling Readers
Date Published: October 9, 2015
New research co-authored by College of Education scholars is illuminating the path to teaching academic vocabulary words to students with learning disabilities. Published in the journal Teaching Exceptional Children, the study reads like an instructional manual for teachers interested in expanded...

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...

Lab researcher

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...

Play Therapy Landreth

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...

Sleeping Student

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...