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Doctoral Alumna Named Professor of the Year at Coastal Carolina University

   April 25, 2019

Cato College of Education alumna Tiffany Hollis (’17), an assistant professor at Coastal Carolina University (CCU), was recently named that institution’s 2019 Professor of the Year. Hollis earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on Urban Education from UNC Charlotte.

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Disney Dream Job: Q & A with Instructional Systems Technology Alum

   April 24, 2019

UNC Charlotte alumnus Daniel Staten (’10,’18 M.Ed.) is an Instructional Designer for Walt Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. In that role, he provides learning strategy solutions for travel partners that sell Disney vacation destinations, like Walt Disney World and Disneyland.  A learning strategy...

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New Scholarship Supports Doctoral Diversity

   April 19, 2019

The Cato College of Education has joined the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Holmes Scholars Program and selected two doctoral students, Stephanie Jones-Fosu and Deondra Gladney, as UNC Charlotte’s first recipients.

 The Holmes Scholars Program promotes diversity within the academic...

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Event Connects Parents of Children with Disabilities and Future Special Educators

   April 15, 2019

The Exceptional Children's Assistance Center (ECAC), in collaboration with the Cato College of Education’s Department of Special Education and Child Development recently presented a daylong free training for parents of children with disabilities. The workshop, called “Parents as Leaders: Taking the Next Step – Telling Your Story” was led by Beverly Roberts, Aimee Combs, and Rowena Barker of...

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Front of the Class: Teaching Math to K-2 Learners

Teaching Math to K-2 Learners
   April 8, 2019

Welcome to Front of the Class, a regular series offering an inside look at the Cato College of Education. We’ll travel through the college’s programs, sit in on a variety of classes, learn from the perspective of award-winning faculty, and hear from students as they strive to become the next generation of teachers, counselors and school leaders.

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Gene and Vickie Johnson Provide Game-Changing Gift for Teacher Preparation

   April 2, 2019


by: Ellen McIntyre, Dean of the Cato College of Education

A generous gift of $540,000 from Gene and Vickie Johnson of Charlotte to the Cato College of Education has the potential to dramatically change how teachers are prepared. The gift will provide substantial stipends to clinical educators—the teachers in schools...

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Cato College of Education Graduate Programs Ranked in Top 20% Nationally

   March 26, 2019

The Cato College of Education graduate programs are ranked in the top 20 percent of programs nationally in the 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings. The college checks in at 78th out of 392 total graduate education programs nationwide. The graduate special...

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Educational Leadership Professor Wins Harshini V. de Silva Award

   March 18, 2019

Richard Lambert, professor of educational leadership in the Cato College of Education, is the 2019 recipient of the Harshini V. de Silva Graduate Mentor Award.

Lambert is director of the Center for Educational Measurement and Evaluation...

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UNC Charlotte to Open Public Elementary School in Fall 2019

   March 12, 2019

A new public elementary school developed, supported and operated by education experts at UNC Charlotte will aim to expand educational opportunities and boost student achievement starting in August 2019.

Niner University Elementary (NUE) will strive to create lifelong learners and...

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Film Challenges Limits Placed on People with Intellectual Disabilities

   March 6, 2019

Intelligent Lives, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib, has its Charlotte premiere at the UNC Charlotte Cone Center on March 26, 2019.

The film stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college...

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