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Jun 14, 2019

Graduate Student Amanda Danks Selected as SREE Summer Fellow, Presenter at International Conference

Amanda Danks, a doctoral student in the educational evaluation and policy analysis program at the NC State College of Education, will spend her summer working with the SREE Summer Fellows Program before traveling to Scotland to present at a conference.

Jun 13, 2019

Award-Winning Article Focuses on What It Means for Black Students to Belong at School

How can schools become places where black students feel as though they truly belong? DeLeon Gray, Ph.D., an associate professor of educational psychology at the NC State College of Education, co-authored an article published in Educational Psychologist that the APA recently honored with a Best Article Award.

Jun 4, 2019

Assistant Professor Jamie Pearson on Helping Children with Autism Tackle Food Selectivity

Jamie Pearson, Ph.D., assistant professor of special education, spent the past decade working with children with disabilities and their families. She discusses the issue of food selectivity in children with autism and ways parents and practitioners can work to help children overcome aversions.

Jun 3, 2019

Ed Gerler on Retiring After 42 Years at NC State Education: ‘I Wanted to Leave While I Was Still Doing a Good Job’

Ed Gerler, Ph.D., spent 42 years serving the NC State College of Education in various roles before retiring May 16. “I love teaching and I love doing research,” he said. “And my last years at NC State have been so gratifying because I’ve been able to do what I wanted to do. I am really grateful that I stayed at NC State.”

May 28, 2019  |  Academics and Programs

Higher Education Program Recognizes 3 Alumni with Awards

Alumni David English ‘12PHD, Gregory King ‘19PHD and Shauna Morin ‘17PHD recently received awards from the Higher Education Program to recognize their contributions to the field of higher education.

May 28, 2019  |  News

Making Professional Development Count for Elementary Math Teachers

Paola Sztajn, Ph.D., associate dean for research and innovation for the NC State College of Education, has co-edited a book on professional development that focuses on the use of learning trajectories in elementary math instruction. She explains why everybody should be taking the lead in improving professional development in teaching math.

May 21, 2019

Legislators Hear About Value of Graduate Education

Megan Ennes '19PHD represented NC State at the North Carolina General Assembly to advocate for graduate education and celebrate Graduate Education Day as part of the university's student delegation.

May 16, 2019  |  Our People

Associate Dean and Friday Institute Executive Director Carla C. Johnson on STEM Education, What Shaped Her Work and Astronaut Buzz Aldrin

Carla C. Johnson, Ph.D., began her role as the executive director of the Friday Institute and associate dean at the NC State College of Education April 30. She provides strategic direction and leadership for the Friday Institute, including expanding and sustaining its success and operation in North Carolina and beyond. In this Q&A, she shares how she became interested in STEM education, what shaped her work and how she began working with astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

May 15, 2019

Professor Jere Confrey Offers Insight to Learning Trajectories as Part of an International Expert Paper Series

Jere Confrey, Ph.D., Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Education at the NC State College of Education, wrote “A Synthesis of Research on Learning Trajectories/Progressions in Mathematics” to help global educators better understand, support and improve student performance in mathematics.

May 9, 2019

Congratulations, #NCStateCED19!

The NC State College of Education will celebrate the graduation of about 328 new alumni during its May 2019 Graduation Ceremony Friday, May 10, in Reynolds Coliseum. Meet a few of them and learn how they plan to impact the field of education in a new web series that features personal letters to the college, videos and as-told-to stories.