elementary education

Jun 23, 2020

My Student Experience: Current NC State College of Education Students Reflect on Their Experiences in the College, Share Memories from Freshman Year

As the NC College of Education prepares to welcome its new class of first-year and transfer students, several current students reflect back on their experiences in the college and some of their favorite memories as freshmen.

May 26, 2020

UnPACKing K-5 Math for Caregivers: What Makes Counting So Powerful?

In the third video in the UnPACKing K-5 Math for Caregivers series, Paola Sztajn, Ph.D. associate dean for research and innovation; Valerie Faulkner, Ph.D., teaching associate professor of mathematics education; and Temple Walkowiak, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics education discusses why counting is a powerful tool.

May 21, 2020

Why I Give: ‘It Feels Good to Know that I’m Helping Other Students Be Blessed in the Same Way I Was,’ Says Elementary Education Major Eric Wylie ‘23

If it weren’t for the Dorothy E. and Robert W. Tart, Jr. Scholarship, Eric Wylie ‘23 would not be at NC State pursuing his dream of being an elementary education teacher. Because of that support, he pays it forward by giving to the NC State College of Education.

May 18, 2020

NC State College of Education Students Share the Impact of Scholarships on Their Educational Journey, How Financial Support Has Changed Their Lives

Scholarships to the NC State College of Education make it possible for students to pursue their dreams and become extraordinary educators. Scholarship recipients Eric Wylie, Juan Cortes and Elyse Smith share how financial support has impacted their academic experience.

May 6, 2020

My Student Experience: ‘I Wanted to be Someone That Kids Could Depend on and Know They Had an Adult in Their Life Who Believed in Them,’ Says Rachel Bland ’20

Rachel Bland ‘20 will earn her bachelor’s degree in elementary education this month and plans to teach in a rural area of North Carolina. Being from a rural county herself, she is passionate about agriculture, rural education and equitable access to education for all.

Apr 27, 2020

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I Wanted to Become a Teacher to Advocate for Introverted Students and Teachers,’ Says Elementary Education Student Nicole Renwick ‘20

As Nicole Renwick ‘20, an elementary education major, prepares to graduate from the NC State College of Education, she shares why she chose education, how education has shaped her and an experience within the college that changed her.

Apr 23, 2020

College of Education Faculty Develop UnPACKing K-5 Math for Caregivers Videocast to Help Teach K-5 Math at Home

As parents and other caregivers work alongside teachers to help educate children at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, NC State College of Education faculty have created a videocast series called UnPACKing K-5 Math for Caregivers to help with mathematics instruction.

Apr 20, 2020

College of Education Graduate Student Kelly Womack Adams ’24 Awarded Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Kelly Womack Adams ‘24, a doctoral student in the College of Education, has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation for her research proposal to study the way different dialects impact childrens’ understanding of mathematical concepts.

Apr 13, 2020

Wake County’s Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher of the Year Rachel Giddings ‘19: ‘When You See a Light Bulb Go Off for a Student, a Fire is Ignited to Continue Doing What You do Best’

Rachel Giddings ‘19 always admired how passionate her mom, a pre-K special education teacher, was about her job, which inspired her to pursue a career in elementary education. She is now a first grade teacher at Forestville Road Elementary School. And one of the Wake County Public School System’s 2019-20 Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher of the Year award winners.

Apr 3, 2020

My Student Experience: 21 NC State College of Education Students Travel to Eastern North Carolina as Part of We Teach for NC Spring Break Trip

Twenty-one undergraduate students from the NC State College of Education spent part of their Spring Break in Eastern North Carolina touring schools, observing classrooms and meeting with administrators as part of the college’s We Teach for NC Spring Break Trip.