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Cleared for Launch: Education Student Elevates Skills with Training from NASA

   July 10, 2019

The halls of the NASA Langley Research Center are usually filled with leading researchers and top level engineers, working on projects related to aeronautics and exploration. However, on one day each year, bright aspiring teachers fill the oldest NASA field center as honored guests. Parks Drake, a student in the UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education...

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Nailed It! Alumna Wins Popular Netflix Baking Show

   June 19, 2019

People who really know Yolie Seal ’14, ’17 realize she can’t bake. But even her closest family and friends were unaware that Seal had decided to expose her non-baking skills to millions of television viewers as a contestant on the Netflix reality baking show “Nailed It!” The show challenges amateur bakers to make unusual creations.

Seal’s risk paid off; she won the grand prize of $10,...

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UNC Charlotte and PNC Team Up to Expand Pool of Pre-K Teachers

   June 14, 2019

Aspiring MECK Pre-K teachers will receive tuition, supplies and family care support through a pilot program made possible by the PNC Foundation with a $269,000 grant to the UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education

The initiative will help up to 50 teachers obtain their birth-to-kindergarten license from UNC...

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Tutoring Center A Dream Delivered for UNC Charlotte Alumni

   June 11, 2019

A rambunctious little boy walked into the Arabelle Center for Education hand in hand with his grandmother. As he waited to meet with his tutor, he discovered the snack cart stocked with chips, cookies, and juice boxes for the kids and coffee for adults. He rifled through the bucket, grabbing as many after-school snacks as he could fit in his small...

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Professor Spencer Salas Selected by U.S. Department of State for Prestigious English Language Specialist Assignment

   May 31, 2019

The U.S. Department of State has selected Spencer Salas from the UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education for a July 2019 English Language Specialist project focusing on teacher capacity building with Tunisian, Libyan, and Moroccan Ministries of Education. Salas is part of a select group, as one of approximately 80 U.S. citizens each year selected to...

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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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