News & Updates



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.  


TEALR receives provost’s advising award
Date Published: May 22, 2013
By Tamara Johnson The College of Education Office of Teacher Education, Advising, Licensure and Recruitment (TEALR) is the 2013 recipient of the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising. “TEALR provides an innovative, integrated and multifaceted approach to advising for our...


N.C. State’s McIntyre selected as new Education Dean
Date Published: May 2, 2013
Ellen McIntyre, interim associate dean of academic affairs at N.C. State University, has been named dean of the UNC Charlotte College of Education. Her appointment is effective July 1. In announcing McIntyre’s selection to succeed Mary Lynne Calhoun, who is retiring at the end of the academic year...


Cato Teaching Discovery Mural Salutes Great Teachers
Date Published: April 29, 2013
CHARLOTTE - April 23, 2013 - University leaders formally dedicated the Cato Teaching Discovery Mural during a special ceremony Monday, April 22. Located near the College of Education, this dramatic, brick-carved mural depicts important events in Charlotte and North Carolina history and culture on...


College of Education hosts Diane Ravitch
Date Published: March 22, 2013
UNC Charlotte and the College of Education hosted former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education and author Diane Ravitch for "The Death and Life of the Great American School System." Diane Ravitch is a research professor of education at New York University and a nonresident senior fellow at the...


The Quality of Teacher Education in NC Matters
Date Published: March 4, 2013
This article by Dean Mary Lynne Calhoun appeared in the For Your Consideration section in MeckEd. For Your Consideration* provides an open forum for individuals to voice their opinions on various public education issues. The quality of teacher education in North Carolina matters. As citizens and...


New Journal Aimed at Urban Education Issues
Date Published: February 19, 2013
The UNC Charlotte Urban Education Collaborative has launched an on-line graduate student peer-reviewed journal entitled Urban Education Research and Policy Annuals. The journal will highlight the research of graduate students from across the United States in the field of urban...