Stories From 2017

Nov 22, 2017  |  Honors and Awards

ECSU Chancellor Thomas Conway ’94 PHD Named Distinguished Alumnus

Before becoming Elizabeth City State University’s chancellor, Thomas Conway ’94 worked at NC State for 32 years, including serving as dean of Undergraduate Academic Programs and a visiting lecturer in the NC State College of Education’s counselor education program, where he earned his doctorate in 1994.

Nov 21, 2017  |  In the News

WUNC: New Online Program Helps Non-Traditional Teachers Get Licensed

What's the point of Pathway to Practice NC, the joint online program for lateral entry teachers between the NC State College of Education and UNC School of Education? To not only license more teachers who are already in the field, but to train thoughtful, effective teachers who will stay, Alternative Licensure Director Alison Winzeler tells WUNC News.

Nov 20, 2017

7 Superintendents of Rural School Districts in North Carolina Receive 2017 Friday Medal

Seven superintendents of rural school districts in North Carolina received the 2017 Friday Medals in recognition their strong, innovative leadership that includes documented results in improving students' learning and implementing digital-age approaches to teaching and learning. Among the recipients are two alumni and a teaching assistant professor at the NC State College of Education.

Nov 20, 2017  |  Our People

People of Poe | Sarah Baker ’09 on Why She Teaches and is Back to Pursue a Master’s

Meet Sarah Baker: former North Carolina Teaching Fellow, eighth grade language arts teacher at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh and master’s student in the NC State College of Education.

Nov 17, 2017

Alumna Wins NCSTA Best Student Teacher in Science Education Award

The North Carolina Science Teachers Association recognizes Jana LaBrose ’17 for excellence in science education.

Nov 16, 2017

N&O: Want to be a Teacher? These 5 Colleges were Chosen for New Teaching Fellows Program

Via the Raleigh News & Observer, the NC State College of Education is a perfect fit for the re-established North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program, Dean Mary Ann Danowitz said. “We are North Carolina’s largest producer of STEM educators, and the teachers we graduate are among the most effective in the state."

Nov 16, 2017

NC State College of Education Selected to Host N.C. Teaching Fellows Program

The North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program, which will return in 2018-19, was established to recruit, prepare and support students attending North Carolina's top education programs for preparation as highly effective STEM or special education teachers in the state's public schools. The NC State College of Education is the state's largest producer of STEM educators and the teachers the college graduates rank among the most effective in the state based on statewide performance reports.

Nov 14, 2017

Counseling Today: There’s No Escaping Technology

In a new monthly series she will co-write for Counseling Today Online, Assistant Professor Adria S. Dunbar will explore how counselors can leverage technology to be more effective and efficient. In the debut entry, Dunbar and her co-author write: "Whether you’re the early adopter who embraces technology usage in every aspect of your life or the skeptical laggard who argues that we would all be better off if we were less plugged in, you can’t escape the question of whether (or how) to integrate technology into your life and work."

Nov 10, 2017  |  In the News

NBC News: When College Classrooms Become Ideologically Segregated, Everyone Suffers

NBC News features a report Stephen R. Porter and Paul D. Umbach, experts in education policy and professors at the NC State College of Education, led a decade ago that assessed factors that predict undergraduate major choice by surveying undergraduates at an unnamed elite liberal arts college. The researchers found, after controlling for many variables, that politics were a powerful predictor of major, rivaled only by personality.

Nov 9, 2017  |  In the News

EdNC: What Does It Mean to be an ‘Effective’ Teacher Preparation Program?

Our obligation is to prepare the very best teachers for our state, so how do we know if we're doing that? Michael Maher asks in a piece he wrote for EdNC. Maher is the assistant dean for professional education and accreditation at the NC State College of Education and a member of the North Carolina Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission.