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Meet Our Incoming Students

Aug 10, 2021

Meet Our Incoming Students: Anna Howard, Rodney Pierce and Kristin Reddick ’07 Join New Class of Graduate Students

The NC State College of Education will welcome nearly 400 new graduate students for the Fall 2021 semester. Meet three of them below and learn why they chose the College of Education and why they chose their areas of study. 

The Literacy Space

Sep 16, 2020

Excellence Fund Helps The Literacy Space Provide Reading Support Services for Elementary School Students, Creates Professional Development Opportunities

As a result of donations to the NC State College of Education Excellence Fund, the Wolfpack Readers Program was able to establish The Literacy Space, an off-campus location that provides direct services to elementary school children who need extra support in reading. 

Hiller Spires, Ph.D., answers the question "How is Education Different Around the World?"

Jul 27, 2020

Ask the Expert: How is Education Different Around the World? Teaching Philosophies Differ But ‘We All Want What is Best for Our Students,’ Says Friday Institute Executive Director Hiller Spires

Throughout her career, Friday Institute Executive Director and College of Education Associate Dean Hiller Spires, Ph.D., has developed Project-Based Inquiry Global, led the New Literacies and Global Learning program and collaborated with educators across the globe. She uses this experience to share how education is different around the world. 

Class of 2020 Social Studies Cohort

Jun 25, 2020

With Support from Peter Martorella Fund, Social Studies Educators Develop New Skills to Produce More Civic-minded Students in the Classroom

A third cohort of teachers who received funding from the Peter H. Martorella Memorial Award Fund graduated this spring from the NC State College of Education’s New Literacies and Global Learning (NLGL) master’s degree program with a concentration in social studies. 

Sara Darwish and her mother, Shanna Darwish

May 5, 2020

Shanna Darwish ’20MED and Her Daughter Inspire Each Other From Day 1 to Graduation

Shanna Darwish '20MED and her daughter, Sara, motivated each other as family and fellow NC State students while they worked toward their degrees. Now, they will graduate together. Shanna with her Master of Education and Sara with bachelor's degrees in political science and Arabic. 

Marlin Jones

Apr 10, 2020

N.C. Council for the Social Studies Teacher of the Year Marlin Jones ‘20MED: ‘My Love of Learning and My Desire to Help Others Inspired Me to Become a Teacher’

When Marlin Jones ‘20MED was a freshman in college, he changed his major from engineering to history education and never looked back. Now an AP World History and American History 2 Teacher, Jones has been named the 2019-20 N.C. Council for the Social Studies Teacher of the Year. 

Nada Wafa

Feb 13, 2020

Nada Wafa ‘11, ‘19MS, ‘22PHD on Helping Educators Embrace Global Education, Teach About Cultural Issues

Nada Wafa ‘11, ‘19MS, ‘22PHD has always been interested in global education. Ahead of a Feb. 20 workshop she organized for educators, she shares how her interest began, why she believes in the importance of teaching about cultural issues and what she has been working on in her doctoral program at the College of Education. 

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Hiller Spires, Ph.D. published a new book called Read, Write, Inquire

Jan 3, 2020

New Book from Professor Hiller Spires Guides Teachers Through the Use of Project-Based Inquiry, Disciplinary Literacy

The latest book from Hiller Spires, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and executive director of the Friday Institute, helps teachers build students’ discipline-specific knowledge through project-based inquiry and disciplinary literacy. 

Nada Wafa

Dec 16, 2019

Nada Wafa ’11, ’19MS, ’22PHD: I Knew This Was the Place Where I Could Grow, Personally and Professionally

With a background in international schools, Nada Wafa '11, '19MS, '22PHD has a passion for global learning. NC State gave her the opportunity to expand her knowledge on global learning and explore new literacies in the field of education. 

Bria Cofield Wright

Nov 13, 2019

Why I Give: ‘NC State University Produces Some of the Best Teachers. I Want to Make Sure They Continue to Do That,’ Says 5th Grade Teacher Bria Cofield Wright ’16, ’19MED

Bria Cofield Wright ’16, ’19MED set out to become a teacher like her grandmother, Mawmaw. That led her to the NC State College of Education, where she earned two degrees with the help of financial support, which has also inspired her to give back to the college that has made her the elementary school teacher she is today.