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.
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
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.
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.
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.
#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘Education is a Profession Where You Can See the Impact that You are Having on the World Around You,’ Says Master of Arts in Teaching Student Nicholas Massey ‘21MAT
Nicholas Massey ‘21MAT needed a change of scenery and decided to leave filmmaking behind to pursue his passion for education. Now as a student in the Master of Arts in Teaching program, he plans to teach elementary school in Wake County.
Donor Support Boosts Access and Inclusion for Master of Arts in Teaching Program
Scholarships provided thanks to the College of Education Excellence Fund are helping a more diverse group of students prepare to make an impact through the teaching profession.
Meet Our Incoming Students: Four of Our Newest Master of Arts in Teaching Candidates
This fall, a new cohort of students joined the NC State College of Education in the Master of Arts in Teaching program, an accelerated teaching licensure program where students earn an initial teaching license and master’s degree. Meet four of those graduate students.
#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘Education Has the Power to Uplift or Dismantle, to Give Voice or to Silence, to Promote Justice or to Perpetuate Injustice,’ Says Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program Micha Jeffries
Teaching, particularly African American students, allows Micha Jeffries, Ph.D., director of the Master of Arts in Teaching program, to share her love of learning and provide an opportunity that many of our ancestors could not begin to imagine.
NC State College of Education Faculty, Staff, Alumni to Showcase Ways College Prepares Students to Teach with Technology at Digital Learning Research Symposium
The College of Education has always incorporated technology into its classes for pre-service teachers. Now, faculty, staff and alumni will showcase those practices with others at the Digital Learning Research Symposium.