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Professor Tina Heafner Named President of the National Council for the Social Studies

   February 18, 2020

The Cato College of Education is continuing to broaden its influence nationally with the selection of Dr. Tina Heafner as the newest President of the National Council for the Social Studies.

The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) is a nationwide professional...

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New Program Helps Local School Counselors Prepare Classroom Lessons

   February 4, 2020

A new UNC Charlotte program is connecting experts at the university with school counselors in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) to provide professional development in designing curriculum for critical classroom lessons.

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Online Master's Programs Ranked in Top 10% Nationally

   January 21, 2020

The Cato College of Education online master’s programs are ranked in the top 10 percent of programs nationally in the 2020-2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings. The college checks in at 28th out of 309 total online graduate education programs nationwide,...

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WFAE: UNC Charlotte Changes How It Trains Student Teachers

   January 9, 2020

by: Ann Doss Helms

Whenever the spotlight turns to struggling schools and failing students, there’s another question that bubbles up: How well are America’s teacher preparation programs doing their job?

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UNC Charlotte to Operate New Public Elementary School

   December 17, 2019

A new public elementary school developed and operated by education experts at UNC Charlotte will open at the former Amay James Pre-K Center...

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Teacher Training Goes Virtual

   December 5, 2019

Education students at UNC Charlotte are now using virtual reality (VR) to prepare for real life classrooms, in a program that looks to reshape the way future teacher candidates learn about how students and teachers interact. Dr. Meghan Barnes, an English education...

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LISTEN: Professor Tracey Benson Discusses Segregation In Charlotte Education

   December 4, 2019

by: Jesse Steinmetz
photo: Jennifer Worsham

To achieve racial equity across its schools, a ...

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Double Alum Wins Union County Principal of the Year

   November 15, 2019

Unionville Elementary Principal Dr. Sharyn VonCannon has never been one to be at a loss for words -- that is, until she heard her name called as the 2019-2020 UCPS Principal of the Year on Oct. 3.

Standing in front of her colleagues at the district’s annual Principal of the Year luncheon, VonCannon fought back tears as she simply described that moment as unbelievable, humbling and...

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Alumni Corner

   November 15, 2019

Welcome to the Cato College of Education Alumni Corner!

We are currently seeking COED alumni interested in serving on our alumni council. If you are interested, please let us know at alumni.education@uncc.edu.

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International Education Honor Society Earns Trio of Awards

   November 8, 2019

UNC Charlotte’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), the International Honor Society in Education, continued its award-winning streak with a trio of honors at the 53rd Kappa Delta Pi Convocation.

Omicron Pi Chapter received its fourth Achieving Chapter Excellence Award, which recognizes Kappa Delta Pi chapters that exhibit outstanding...

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