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Cato College of Education Among 60 Educator Prep Programs Recognized for National Excellence

   June 16, 2021

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has announced that the UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education is one of 60 providers nationally to receive accreditation for their educator preparation programs. The spring 2021 review by the CAEP Accreditation Council resulted in 60 newly-accredited programs, bringing the total to 423 providers approved under the CAEP...

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Finding Student Success Through Learning Science in Teacher Prep

   June 14, 2021

Lesli Kathman sat in class at UNC Charlotte and emitted a small sigh as her professor said those dreaded words: “You’ll remember this from high school.

In fact, she did not remember much from high school, because 30 years had passed between graduation and when she entered the university’s educator-preparation program.

“Many of these ideas weren’t around 30 years ago,...

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Jonie Stumbo '19 Earns 2021 Page and Ed Kizer Beginning Teacher of the Year Award

   May 26, 2021

The Cato College of Education is proud to recognize Jonie Stumbo 19’ with the 2021 Page and Ed Kizer Beginning Teacher Award, honoring Stumbo’s commitment to the teaching profession and student motivation.

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Polly Rogers Memorial Sensory Garden Opens

   May 24, 2021

Located in a quiet, wooded section of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, the Polly Rogers Memorial Sensory Garden opened to the public on Saturday morning, May 22.

Attended by family members and supporters, the virtual ceremony marked the official public opening of Polly’s Garden, which was built to celebrate the life of UNC...

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Graduate Spotlights

   May 18, 2021

Walking across the stage to accept a college diploma is the crowning achievement of one’s academic life. It marks the end of a journey that often includes obstacles and challenges overcome by hard work and perseverance.

It also signifies the start of a new chapter as graduates begin their post-graduate lives.

Add in a once-in-a-generation global pandemic that framed the past...

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Professor Drew Polly Leads Revision of National Standards for School-University Partnerships

   May 12, 2021

Drew Polly, a professor in the Department of Reading and Elementary Education, is one of eight experts across the country who led the revision of the national standards for partnerships between universities and K-12 schools in preparing future teachers.

Released by the National...

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Education Doctoral Student Receives Fellowship for Potential to Contribute to Society

   May 5, 2021

Marquis Mason, an education doctoral student at UNC Charlotte, was recently awarded the Faye Jacques Memorial Graduate Fellowship, which was established in 2009 by the friends and family of Ms. Faye Jacques in honor of her tireless dedication to UNC Charlotte and graduate education.  

Mason is a...

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Professor Heather Coffey wins Board of Governors 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award

   April 22, 2021

Cato College of Education professor Heather Coffey has been selected by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors for a 2021 Award for Excellence in Teaching. Established by the board in 1993 to highlight the importance of teaching, the awards recognize the extraordinary contributions of faculty members across the UNC System.

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Alumna "Rejuvented" by Master's Degree Named Finalist for Cabbarrus County Teacher of the Year

   April 15, 2021

Cato College of Education alumna Amy Hicks says her heart was rejuvenated and skills shapened by earning a master's degree. Now, the 35-year teaching veteran is a finalist for Cabarrus County Teacher of the Year for the third time. One colleague described her as a LeBron James of the classroom.

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Teacher Education Partnership with Kannapolis City Schools Earns National Recognition

   April 12, 2021

A unique initiative created by the Cato College of Education and Kannapolis City Schools has been recognized as an Exemplary Partnership by the National Association for Professional Development Schools

UNC Charlotte and Kannapolis City Schools are currently in the...

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