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College of Education

Sep 5, 2023

My Student Experience: Leadership Institute for Future Teachers Sets Foundation for Aspiring Educators

About 20 rising high school seniors from across North Carolina gathered at NC State's College of Education this summer to take part in the Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT), a five-day residential program for students interested in leadership development and exploring a career in education. 

Jul 29, 2022

3rd Annual Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT) Provides Opportunity for Rising High School Seniors of Color and Bilingual Students to ‘Use The Voice We Were Born to Use’

Eighteen rising high school seniors from across North Carolina gathered at NC State University July 24-29 to take part in the College of Education's third annual Leadership Institute For Future Teachers (LIFT), where they had an opportunity to "use the voice we were born to use." 

Feb 4, 2022

Teaching Fellow Kevin Manzanarez Named to LatinxEd’s 20 Under 20: Class of 2021

Kevin Manzanarez, an N.C. Teaching Fellow and NC State undergraduate student, has been named one of LatinxEd’s 20 Under 20. 


Jun 30, 2021

NC State College of Education Holds 2nd Annual Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT) for Rising High School Seniors of Color and Bilingual Students

The annual Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT), a five-day, invitational program that works to inspire high school seniors — particularly students of color and bilingual students — to explore careers in education and enhance their leadership skills, was held virtually, June 20-24. 

Jun 18, 2021

My Student Experience: NC State College of Education Partners with North Carolina Central School of Education to Provide High Schoolers with Insight into Being an Educator Through Pack the Nest

At Pack the Nest, a two-day virtual event organized by NC State College of Education doctoral student Christopher Faison, high school students who want to become teachers learned about education careers from North Carolina Central School of Education and NC State College of Education and students, faculty, administrators and alumni. 

Sabrina Spencer

Apr 19, 2021

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I Hope to Apply the Knowledge That I Am Learning to Help Young Adults With Their Career Exploration and Goals,’ Says College Counseling and Student Development Graduate Student Sabrina Spencer ’22MED

Growing up in a single parent household, Sabrina Spencer ’22MED witnessed her mother’s tenacity and grit to pursue a career as a middle school teacher. That experience inspired Spencer to want to help others. Pursuing a Master of Education in college counseling and student development, Spencer shares why she chose the NC State College of Education, how education has shaped her and how the college is preparing her for the future. 

Mar 30, 2021

It Still Takes a Village: New Scholarship Helps Prepare More Diverse Educators

A new scholarship is helping an increasingly diverse group of educators prepare for increasingly diverse classrooms. Students all across North Carolina will benefit as a result. 

Tangie Fleming

Mar 17, 2021

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I Have Always Felt that a Degree in Education Led to a Multitude of Employment Options Even if I Did Not Become a Teacher,’ Says Engineering and Technology Education Doctoral Student Tangie Fleming ‘98, ‘24PHD

The knowledge and skills Tangie Fleming ‘98, ‘24PHD gained from the technology, engineering, and design education program led her to start her own digital and print media consulting company, TGF Consulting, where she has thrived as an education consultant. Now, she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Learning and Teaching in STEM in the engineering and technology education program area of study. 

Emma Wilson

Feb 17, 2021

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I Want to Teach Kids to be Kind and Accepting of Others and Teach Them to be Confident in Themselves While Giving Them the Support They Need to Succeed in Life,’ Says Elementary Education Student Emma Wilson ‘21

Emma Wilson ‘21 was always told she would make a good teacher. But she never considered it until her senior year of high school. However, it wasn’t until Wilson enrolled in the exploratory studies program at NC State where she discovered teaching was a natural fit. 

Crystal Espey

Nov 23, 2020

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘Teachers Can Inspire and Influence Students Both Positively and Negatively. I Decided I Wanted to be a Positive Influence,’ Says Director of Teaching Fellows at NC State Crystal Espey ’11, ’18MSA

Growing up in Fuquay-Varina with parents who are NC State alumni, Crystal Espey ’11, ’18MSA always wanted to be a part of the Wolfpack. A two-time graduate of the College of Education, Espey now works for the college as the director of Teaching Fellows at NC State.