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Recent Grad Makayla Church Wins 2018 North Carolina Student Teacher of the Year

   October 15, 2018

The North Carolina Association for Colleges and Teacher Educators (NCACTE) has named recent UNC Charlotte alumna Makayla Church the 2018 Student Teacher of the Year. Church received the award on October 4th at the 36th Annual North Carolina Teacher Education Forum, "Celebrating Our Professional Identity: Shared Knowledge and Advocacy" held in Raleigh. The award includes a stipend of $2,500....

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Master of School Administration Alumnus Named Cabarrus County Schools Teacher of the Year

   September 25, 2018

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Summer Trip to China and India Helps Shape Future Educators

   September 11, 2018

A group of Cato College of Education students and faculty members are back with memories and insight into international teaching after a summer program in China and India

Faculty members Dr. Chuang Wang and Dr. Florence Martin have participated in study abroad programs in the past, and are ardent the value of future educators sharing the experience. They believe studying abroad is one...

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College Reorganization to Strengthen Connections with Alumni and External Partners

   August 30, 2018

In recognition of the critical role alumni, school, and community partners play in pursuit of its mission, the Cato College of Education is pleased to announce a series of organizational moves to strengthen these relationships.

Office of School and Community Partnerships

The newly created Office of School and Community Partnerships (OSCP) provides support services to...

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Polly Named Finalist for University's Top Teaching Award

   August 23, 2018

Cato College of Education professor Drew Polly is a 2018 finalist for the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence, one of UNC Charlotte’s most prestigious honors.

Polly, a professor of reading and elementary education, said his teaching philosophy is guided by three primary themes:  a learner-centered curriculum and pedagogy where students are actively engaged, have ownership of...

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Professor Heather Coffey Wins Award for Early-Career Teaching

   August 21, 2018

Heather Coffey from the Cato College of Education’s Department of Middle, Secondary and K-12 Education is the 2018 recipient of the Bonnie E. Cone Early-Career Professorship of Teaching.

Provost Joan Lorden, in announcing the award at University Convocation, said, “Heather is a teacher of teachers and brings her passion for social justice to the classroom through service-learning and...

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UNC Charlotte Kappa Delta Pi Wins National Award

   July 30, 2018

UNC Charlotte's consistently award-winning ...

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"World Changing" Research Considers Future of Math Education

   July 10, 2018

Mathematics research by a Cato College of Education professor is among scientific findings from 2017 with the potential to change the world, according to publishing giant Springer Nature. 

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UNC Charlotte Urban Conference Featured in National Publication

   July 6, 2018

Teachers, researchers, community members and other educational stakeholders committed to supporting youth in urban environments will gather in Nassau, Bahamas in November for the third biennial International Conference on Urban Education (ICUE).

Centered around the theme “Building and Sustaining Global Partnerships for Learning and...

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Cato College of Education Shatters Silos to Reimagine Teacher Prep

   June 28, 2018

While Cato College of Education students enjoy summer break, for the second year in a row, the college and education stakeholders from across the region are working to reimagine the way those students are molded into effective teachers. Drawing 75 participants and held over three days in June, the 2018 Teacher Education Institute continued to develop a shared understanding of critical teaching...

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