News & Updates



Leader in Education Speaker Series Welcomes Morrison
Date Published: January 31, 2013
UNC Charlotte students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the inaugural Leader in Education Speaker Series Lecture from 12:30 - 1:30 PM, Jan. 31, in McKnight Hall, Cone University Center. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison will deliver an address on the state of...


Faculty and Staff Invite Community to Honor Sandy Hook Victims
Date Published: January 29, 2013
In December a tragedy occurred in the small town of Newtown, Conn. During this event 27 children and six educators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  The College of Education faculty and staff have joined to recognize the heroic efforts of the educators who lost their lives...


School Project Blurs Line Between Public, Private
Date Published: January 28, 2013
Written by Jaclyn Zubrzycki Published in Education Week: click here to read the original article. Project LIFT targets nine city schools An unusual public-private school improvement partnership in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., school system is raising hopes about its potential for improving the...


Homework Overload Gets a Failing Grade
Date Published: January 23, 2013
Article from WBTV Charlotte - click here for original. Mention the word 'homework' and any student will shudder dramatically. Yet many slave for hours every night working towards better grades. Homework, we seem to feel, is essential. "That's an unfortunate perception because if you look at...


Salas Receives Fulbright Specialists Award
Date Published: January 23, 2013
Spencer Salas, assistant professor in the College of Education at UNC Charlotte, has been selected for a Fulbright Senior Specialists project in TEFL/Applied Linguistics in Johannesburg, South Africa. The project will be completed in February and July 2013, according to the United States Department...


Tips to Help Children Cope with Tragedy
Date Published: December 20, 2012
http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20121217/SP01/121219772/1016 Published Monday December 17, 2012. Dr. Phyllis Post and Dr. Peggy Ceballos, professors of counseling at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, offered the following information on helping children grieve in the wake of last...


Destiny Harris Proves the Experts Wrong
Date Published: December 17, 2012
From Charlotte Observer; http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/12/14/3726890/destiny-harris-born-... This never would have happened if Destiny Harris’ adoptive parents had listened to the experts. Twenty-three years ago, Destiny was born to a crack-addicted mother in Orange County, Calif. At...


Novel project helps teachers bridge cultural gap
Date Published: November 14, 2012
By Lisa Patterson Art has the power to bridge the culture gap. Nowhere is that more important than in Charlotte classrooms, where two-thirds of Charlotte-Mecklenburg School’s students are minorities representing 160 countries around the globe. Moreover, research has demonstrated that teachers who’...


College breaks ground on CATO Teaching Discovery Mural
Date Published: November 13, 2012
From Niner Times writer Liz Lanier. Click here for complete article. Planning image for the CATO Teaching Discovery Mural. Image Courtesy of Mary Lynne Calhoun Standing in stark contrast to the rosy bricks of the College of Education, the dark green fence that wraps neatly along the building’s...


Distinguished alumni share their memories, commitment to UNC Charlotte
Date Published: November 6, 2012
Dean of the College of Education Mary Lynne Calhoun discusses leadership and change at UNC Charlotte. UNC Charlotte is Alumni Hall of Fame inductee Misty Hathcock's second home.


UNC Charlotte lands prestigious teachers' grant
Date Published: October 18, 2012
From Charlotte Observer reports: UNC Charlotte has landed a grant of nearly $700,000 from the National Science Foundation to provide advanced training for students planning to teach physics and chemistry. The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program grant will be used in part to train chemistry...


Jaus named a finalist for University’s top teaching award
Date Published: October 3, 2012
College of Education professor Hal Jaus is the third of five finalists for the 2012 Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence to be profiled in Inside UNC Charlotte. The recipient of the honor, UNC Charlotte’s top teaching award, will be named at a special reception, Friday, Oct. 19. The other...


College of Education Leading State's Teacher Retention Efforts
Date Published: July 25, 2012
CHARLOTTE - With 50 percent of new teachers leaving the profession within the first five years, teacher retention is important to lawmakers and school district and college administrators nationwide. UNC Charlotte’s College of Education has been chosen by the UNC General Administration as one of...


College of Education bestows faculty awards
Date Published: May 2, 2012
Four faculty members from the College of Education recently were honored during the college’s 2012 awards presentation. Chuang Wang (pictured left) from the Department of Educational Leadership received the Award for Excellence in Teaching. Established in 1994 with funding from the UNC General...


Education professor to serve on national council
Date Published: May 2, 2012
Meredith DiPietro, assistant professor of instructional systems technology in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership, was selected recently to serve on the National Council on Digital Citizenship (NCDC). Comprised of approximately 50 education thought leaders from across...


College of Education moves up in U.S. News rankings
Date Published: March 21, 2012
Graduate programs in the College of Education are among the top 100 in the country, according to the latest rankings by the U.S. News Media Group. The College of Education is number 84 in the Best Graduate Schools 2013 edition, which is available starting April 3; last year, the college ranked...


College of Education Professor attends White House meeting
Date Published: February 29, 2012
Vivian Correa, a professor in the College of Education’s Department of Special Education and Child Development, was among a select group of leaders invited to a recent meeting with officials in the Obama administration to discuss issues related to the future of special education across the...


2012 de Silva Award recipient lauded as unparalleled mentor
Date Published: February 22, 2012
The College of Education’s Claudia Flowers has been called a professor who sets the standard for mentoring graduate students. For this distinction, she is the 2012 recipient of the Harshini V. de Silva Award. During the award presentation Tuesday, Feb. 21, UNC Charlotte Provost Joan Lorden noted...


Changing lives through Urban Education: Charlotte Viewpoint talks with Chance Lewis
Date Published: December 16, 2011
Dr. Chance W. Lewis joined the College of Education this fall as the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair of Urban Education. Lisa Patterson of Charlotte Viewpoint interviewed Dr. Lewis for the third quarter 2011 issue. They discussed Urban Education, his research, and what...


College of Education lauded as producer of top teachers
Date Published: December 15, 2011
More than 40 members of the 2011 class of National Board Certified Teachers received their undergraduate degrees from UNC Charlotte’s College of Education. According to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), the college ranks in the top 20 institutions in the country for...