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Education professor organizes first-of-its-kind International Conference on Urban Education
Date Published: November 24, 2014
By Buffie Stephens The UNC Charlotte Urban Education Collaborative recently organized and convened a two-day International Conference on Urban Education (ICUE) in Montego Bay, Jamaica, for a group of about 500 educators. The theme of this year’s conference was “Building and Sustaining Global...


NOYCE Scholarships bolster Science Education
Date Published: September 28, 2014
The Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Technology Education and 49er Teach are partnering with the National Science Foundation to award the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship. The scholarship seeks to recruit and prepare STEM majors for careers in K-12 education. The 49er Teach Noyce...


Special Education Professor awarded $2.5M grant
Date Published: September 26, 2014
David Test wins $2.5M annually for National Technical Assistance Center on Improving Transition to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students with Disabilities (CFDA 84.326E)   The purpose of the new National Technical Assistance Center on Improving Transition to Postsecondary...

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Early Childhood Scholars Win $1.2M Grant to Prepare Leaders for Young Children With Special Needs
Date Published: September 15, 2014
Dr. Vivian I. Correa, Dr. Cindy Baughan, and Dr. Pam Shue recently received $1.2M from the Office of Special Education Program in Washington D.C. Drs. JaneDiane Smith, Suzanne Lamorey, and Bob Algozzine will also serve as faculty on the grant.  Scholars in this two-year program will earn a...

Dr. Tracy Rock receives the Bank of America Excellence in Teaching Award

College of Education Professor wins Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence
Date Published: September 8, 2014
CHARLOTTE - Sept. 6, 2014 - Associate professor of education Tracy Rock is the 2014 recipient of the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence - one of the University’s most prestigious honors for faculty members. The announcement was made at a reception and awards ceremony Friday, Sept. 5, at...


UNC Charlotte Education Research Mentioned on PBS News Hour
Date Published: August 26, 2014
PBS News Hour reports on the Children's Defense Fund's Freedom School in this 5-1/2 minute report aired August 11, 2014. The Study cited 4 minutes 15 seconds into the report was conducted bu the Center fo Adolescent Literacies at UNC Charlotte. View the full report here. Follow this link to learn...


Special Education Faculty Win $1.2M U.S. Department of Education Grant
Date Published: August 18, 2014
Dr. Diane Browder and Dr. David Test recently received more than $1M from the U.S. Department of Education to train a new cohort of graduate students as leaders in services for children with disabilities. Five new scholars will be supported with tuition, stipends, and travel.  The goal is to...

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Faculty Profile: Dr. Drew Polly
Date Published: August 12, 2014
Dr. Drew Polly is an Associate Professor in the Department of Reading and Elementary Education. He joined the College of Education in 2006. Dr. Polly is the co-Director of the Professional Development School Network. What/who inspired you to become a teacher/professor? As a college student I...


College of Education graduate named CMS Teacher of the Year
Date Published: August 12, 2014
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced their 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year in a ceremony held at Philip O. Berry Academy on May 22. Lecia Shockley ('99), a 2nd grade teacher at Selwyn Elementary won the top honor.  Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath...

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New Faculty Profile: Dr. Florence Martin
Date Published: August 5, 2014
Dr. Florence Martin is a new faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership. She serves as an Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Instructional Systems Technology Program. What/who inspired you to become a teacher/professor? I am an Engineer who turned into an...


College of Education Professor conducts Teacher Training in India, Nepal
Date Published: June 19, 2014
By Phillip Brown, Office of Public Relations Spencer Salas, an Associate Professor of Middle, Secondary and K-12 Education in the College of Education, recently returned from India and Nepal where he served as an English language specialist teacher trainer. In India, Salas primarily worked with...


College hosts National Play Therapy Conference
Date Published: June 17, 2014
The College of Education will host the 8th annual Multicultural Play Therapy Conference June 23-26, 2014. This event targets mental health therapists, K-12 counselors, and professional school counselors for development in play therapy skills.  This year’s presentations include:  June...


College of Education graduate named CMS Teacher of the Year
Date Published: May 27, 2014
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced their 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year in a ceremony held at Philip O. Berry Academy on May 22. Lecia Shockley ('99), a 2nd grade teacher at Selwyn Elementary won the top honor.  Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison presented...


College of Education to Sponsor Educator Walk of Fame
Date Published: November 15, 2013
Thankful for an educator (teacher, counselor, administrator) who made a difference in your life? Come meet us in front of the Student Activity Center to honor an educator and thank them for the impact they're had on your life. Wednesday, November 20, 2013 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM Event Flyer


UNC Charlotte and CMS receive Shirley S. Schwartz Urban Impact Award
Date Published: November 8, 2013
From Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools web site Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) were honored with the Shirley S. Schwartz Urban Impact Award for their partnership, along with Davidson College, on the Charlotte Teachers Institute. The award was...


Education dean to lead panel discussion
Date Published: November 6, 2013
Ellen McIntyre, dean of the College of Education, will moderate a panel discussion on challenges to public education at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at UNC Charlotte Center City. Topics for “What’s Next for Public Education in the Charlotte Metro?” include how families make school choices and the...


Spotlight: Freedom Schools Foster Love of Reading
Date Published: August 6, 2013
As part of a partnership with the national Children’s Defense Fund, the annual UNC Charlotte Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools program attracts students from a number of area schools to the University City campus to take part in a multi-faceted...


College of Education dean shares passion for community engagement
Date Published: August 6, 2013
By Ellen McIntyre, Dean, College of Education   I am honored to have been selected Dean of the College of Education.  This College has a strong presence in Charlotte and its surrounding area. In fact, one of the things that attracted me to the University was its reputation as an urban...


Education dean honored by German university
Date Published: June 13, 2013
Mary Lynne Calhoun, dean of the College of Education, recently received the 2013 Internationalization Award from Germany’s Ludwigsburg University of Education. The honor was presented during the 19th annual collaborative research symposium between education faculty at UNC Charlotte and Ludwigsburg...


Dean Mary Lynne Calhoun reflects on her time at UNC Charlotte
Date Published: June 10, 2013
Mary Lynne Calhoun, dean of the College of Education, joined Stephen Ward on the May 16 installment of "The Live Wire." Calhoun, who is retiring in June, reflected on her 31-year tenure at the University.