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A teacher works with students in an elementary school classroom

Jul 13, 2021

Elementary Education Program Spotlight: ‘We Share a Commitment to Seeing Our Students Succeed and Ensuring Our Graduates Are Excellent Elementary Teachers’

Through coursework, field placements and propinquity, the NC State College of Education’s elementary education program is preparing future teachers who rank among the most effective in the state. 

Jun 28, 2021

Wake County’s Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher of the Year Sallie Allen ’20MAT Recognized for Focus on Flexibility, Advocating for Future Educators

Sallie Allen ’20MAT began her career as a teacher just as Hunter Magnet Elementary students returned to in-person learning. Her ability to be flexible while also advocating for future teachers led her to be named a Wake County 2020-2021 Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher of the Year. 

Angela Wiseman

Jun 25, 2021

Associate Professor Angela Wiseman: ‘I Want My Students To Be Teachers Who Will Encourage, Support and Understand All Children’

Associate Professor Angela Wiseman, Ph.D., comes from four generations of teachers, but she initially didn’t plan to follow in those footsteps. However, when she was excused from one day of her high school classes to volunteer in an elementary school, she fell in love with being surrounded by young children and the idea of teaching. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Jonee Wilson, Ph.D.

Jun 15, 2021

Assistant Professor Jonee Wilson: ‘Teaching is About Providing Meaningful Opportunities for Students to Genuinely Wrestle with Important Ideas and to Solve Authentic Problems’

As a former classroom teacher, Assistant Professor Jonee Wilson, Ph.D., noticed that educational systems are often designed in ways that leave students behind and that specific groups of students are perpetually and disproportionately underserved, especially when it comes to learning mathematics. This led to her commitment to improving access to and participation in rigorous mathematics for students who have been historically underrepresented. 

NC State College of Education Associate Professor James Minogue, Ph.D.

Jun 7, 2021

Associate Professor James Minogue: ‘The Best Teachers Provide Their Youngsters With Opportunities to Learn That Help Their Ideas Progress in Sophistication’

During nearly 15 years of teaching science methods courses, Associate Professor James Minogue, Ph.D., has noticed that many aspiring elementary school teachers tend to shy away from teaching science because they seem to believe that they need to be an expert in all areas of science in order to teach it well. He tries to dispel this idea for them on the first day of class. 

May 17, 2021

7 College of Education Graduates Recognized With 2021 Ed Council Outstanding Senior Awards

Seven graduates, representing each undergraduate academic program, were recognized as recipients of the Education Council Outstanding Senior Awards for their distinguished service, academics and leadership, during the college’s May 2021 Virtual Graduation Ceremony. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Teaching Professor Micha Jeffries, Ph.D.

Apr 22, 2021

Assistant Teaching Professor and MAT Director Micha Jeffries: ‘I Hope My Students First See Themselves As Change Agents. There Are So Many Things That We Can Tackle As Educators.’

As a young teacher at a diverse school in Forsyth County, Micha Jeffries, Ph.D., was shocked to hear a young, Black boy say that teachers didn’t expect him to read. That encounter encouraged her to devote her work to issues of diversity as a pre-service teacher educator. 

Becca Churchill

Apr 22, 2021

Why I Give: ‘Not Only Am I Helping Prepare the Best Teachers, but I Am Also Helping Minimize Student Debt so More Future Educators Can Afford To Follow the Career They’re Passionate About,’ Says Elementary Education Major Becca Churchill ‘21

Elementary education student Becca Churchill ’21 has taken advantage of the many opportunities NC State offers. But it was her study abroad experience in Spain that made the biggest impact. Scholarship support made it possible for Churchill to have that experience. Because of that, Churchill gives back to the college in an effort to help other students have the opportunity to participate in enriching college experiences. 

New wolf statue on central campus.

Apr 16, 2021

Doctoral Student Danielle Moloney ‘24PHD Awarded Prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from National Science Foundation

Danielle Moloney ‘24PHD, a student in the NC State College of Education’s Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Learning Sciences’ elementary education in mathematics and science program area of study, has been awarded a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. 

NC State College of Education Instructor Kari Kuebel

Mar 30, 2021

Students on Instructor and University-School Partnership Liaison Kari Kuebel: ‘She Made Me So Much More Motivated to Become an Educator’

Morgan Harris ‘22 thought early on that she wanted to be a teacher but when she got to the NC State College of Education, she started to see how many other career possibilities were open to her. During her sophomore year, when she took a course with Instructor and University-School Partnership Liaison Kari Kuebel, her motivation to become an elementary school teacher was reignited.