graduate students

Nov 30, 2020

Meet Mackenzie Hunt ‘20: My Goal is to Work with Students Experiencing Poverty to Help Them be Better Prepared for the Future

Without scholarship support, Mackenzie Hunt ‘20 wouldn’t have been able to attend the NC State College of Education. But as a STEM Education Research Fellow and recipient of the Dean’s Leadership and P.H. Cooper scholarships, she’s now earned her Bachelor of Science in Applied Education Studies.

Nov 30, 2020

Meet Kayla Malone ‘20MED: ‘Educational Inequities Cannot be Solved by One Person but I Feel Called to Make a Difference’

As a first-generation college student, Kayla Malone ‘20MED has found her niche in the special education program at the NC State College of Education, where she hopes to have a positive impact on students while working to make education more accessible for all.

Nov 30, 2020

Meet Dan Frankenfield ‘20MAT: ‘The Most Fulfilling Aspects of the Military For Me Involved Either Teaching Skills to Others or Imparting Guidance on Younger Soldiers’

While serving in the United States Army, Dan Frankenfield ‘20MAT spent a significant amount of time at Fort Bragg, where he was assigned as a psychological operations specialist. While deployed, he worked with teams in Special Forces, where he learned firsthand the importance of relationship building -- a skill he uses daily in his middle school classroom

Nov 25, 2020

Meet Erica Shoulders-Royster ‘12MSA, ‘20EDD: ‘I am Determined to Continue the Fight to Ensure Educational Equity for All’

Franklin County Schools’ 2019-2020 Principal of the Year Principal Erica Shoulders-Royster ‘12MSA, ‘20EDD has already achieved a number of firsts in her life. She is a first-generation college graduate, and she was part of the first Northeast Leadership Academy cohort. Now, she will be the first person in her family to earn a doctoral degree.

Nov 25, 2020

My Student Experience: ‘Even Though There is a Pandemic and We Are Teaching Virtually, I Wouldn’t Change it for the World,’ Says Jana Humphrey ‘20MAT

As a child, Jana Humphrey ‘20MAT loved the story of Matilda. And she knew if she was ever to become a teacher, she wanted to be just like Miss Honey. Humphrey will graduate on Dec. 4 and will be one step closer to becoming Miss Honey.

Nov 25, 2020

Meet Nikki Hooks ‘20MAT: ‘I Wanted to Have an Impact on the Next Generation and Help Them Become Lifelong Learners’

Earning a Teaching Fellows scholarship is one of the things that attracted Nikki Hooks ‘20MAT to the NC State College of Education, but her experiences with student teaching and her ability to present at a conference as part of her methodology class are moments she will never forget.

Nov 24, 2020

Meet Janell Miller ‘20MS: ‘I Chose Education to Help Inspire Young Students Who Look Like Me and Who Need Support and Guidance’

There was no question when Janell Miller ‘20MS relocated to Raleigh, where she would pursue her advanced degree. Having earned her bachelor’s degree from NC State, she knew the College of Education was the perfect fit for embarking on her new adventure.

Nov 19, 2020

NC State College of Education Celebrates Alumni, Doctoral Students who Serve as Counselors in Local Schools for American Education Week

The NC State College of Education recognizes five of its doctoral students and alumni for their contributions and commitment to education, serving as advocates and counselors in local schools and communities as part of American Education Week.

Nov 11, 2020

Retired United States Air Force Colonel James “Jim” Bitzes ‘21MAT Plans to Bring Over 25 Years of Military Experience into the Social Studies Classroom

When James “Jim” Bitzes ‘21MAT graduated from Creighton University School of Law and landed a position with a litigation firm, he had no idea that more than 30 years later, he would find himself back in the classroom pursuing a career as a social studies teacher.

Nov 9, 2020

‘I Have Intentionally Changed My Way of Thinking:’ Course Taught by Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue Helps Students Gain New Perspectives on Equity Issues

Is it OK for educators to say they are “colorblind” -- that they see everyone the same regardless of race -- or does doing so take away from students’ identity, culture and heritage and allow racism to perpetuate in schools? The question is one of many that graduate students in a course taught by Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue, Ph.D., said helped to shape their perspective on equity issues in schools.