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Sep 24, 2020

Higher Education Alumni to Serve on Inaugural Editorial Board for Journal of First-generation Student Success

Four higher education doctoral program alumni -- Sonja Ardoin ‘13PHD, Ashley Clayton ‘16PHD, Jemilia Davis ‘19PHD, and Darris Means ‘14PHD -- will serve on the 19-member inaugural editorial board for the Journal of First-generation Student Success.

Sep 24, 2020

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I Want to Help Young Students Deepen Their Love for Learning and Take that Forward with Them as a Lifelong Passion and Desire,’ Says Middle Grades English Language Arts and Social Studies Education Student Matin Maani ‘22

Matin Maani ‘22 experienced firsthand the impact teachers have on young people. That inspired him to want to be a teacher. An NC State College of Education student ambassador and middle grades English Language Arts and social studies education major, he shares why he chose education and his experience within the college.

Sep 22, 2020

My Student Experience: ‘Everything I Do Has Helped Me Either Become a Better Educator, Help Me Celebrate My Culture or Just Meet New People and Get Experiences I Would Not Have Originally Had,’ Says Elementary Education Student Jessika Patel ’21

With a passion for dance, art and education, Jessika Patel ’21 has found a way to merge those interests as an elementary education major at NC State. And having relocated to the U.S. at a young age, her love of learning and cultures has shaped her college experience.

Sep 18, 2020

Ask the Expert: What Does the Constitution Say About Education? Nothing Explicitly, But That Doesn’t Mean it Can’t Help Provide Students with Equal Educational Access, Says Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue

The U.S. Constitution doesn’t explicitly guarantee a right to public education, but Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue explains how the 14th Amendment has helped to ensure students have access to equitable educational opportunities.

Sep 18, 2020

Doctoral Student Cigdem Meral ‘21PHD is Inspired to Improve Learning and Classroom Instruction For Special Education Students in Turkey Through the Use of Technology

When Cigdem Meral ‘21PHD was a child in Istanbul, Turkey, one of her teachers played educational content on the only computer in the classroom. And the idea of learning new things through technology fascinated her and sparked her interest in educational technology.

Sep 17, 2020

Meet the 2020-2021 Provost’s Faculty Fellows

The Provost’s Faculty Fellows Program has selected a second cohort of talented faculty to explore academic leadership roles at the university’s highest levels, including NC State College of Education Professor Meg Blanchard, Ph.D.

Sep 17, 2020

Pack Hacks for Faculty: Compassion and Understanding in Online Teaching and Learning

Angie Smith, Ph.D., associate teaching professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development in the College of Education, provides insight into adjusting to online teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sep 17, 2020

NC State College of Education: Our Extraordinary Alumni

North Carolina’s best educators, counselors and leaders prepare at the NC State College of Education. Meet some of our extraordinary alumni who are changing lives in local schools, making a difference in communities and leading in the field of education.

Sep 15, 2020

Why I Give: ‘I Started Giving to the College Out of a Sense of Gratitude for My Education. I Had Many Career Opportunities Because of My Doctorate, and I Want Other Students to Have Similar Opportunities,’ Says Delores Parker ‘78EDD

Delores Parker ‘78EDD always wanted to be a lawyer. But when she landed a job in a community college, she found her niche and never looked back. Earning a doctorate from the NC State College of Education opened many doors for her and inspired her to give back to the college as a sense of gratitude for what the college gave her, personally and professionally.

Sep 10, 2020

Technology, Engineering, and Design Education Student Lisset Botello Martinez Awarded First-ever NC State College of Education Bob Davis Scholarship

Lisset Botello Martinez ‘24 moved to the United States at the age of 3 and, growing up, her mother instilled in her the importance of having access to education. The Bob Davis Scholarship has made it possible for Martinez to continue her education and pursue a degree in technology, engineering, and design education from the NC State College of Education.