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NC State College of Education Associate Professor Sarah Carrier

Nov 3, 2020

Associate Professor Sarah Carrier to Help Teachers Implement Citizen Science Projects in Elementary School Classrooms Through NSF-funded Project

Citizen science projects, when successfully implemented in elementary school classrooms, can give students an opportunity to engage in authentic data collection that provides important information for professional scientists to use in their work. However, teachers often lack support for integrating these lessons into their existing curriculum. Associate Professor Sarah Carrier, Ph.D., is working to address this issue through a four-year, $1.9 million project funded by the National Science Foundation in partnership with Horizon Research, Inc. 

Matt Reynolds

Nov 3, 2020

Undergraduate Students Receive Certification in Use of Digital Classroom Tools, Develop Greater Understanding of Classroom Technology with Help of Assistant Teaching Professor Matt Reynolds

When courses moved online to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, Assistant Teaching Professor Matt Reynolds, Ph.D., saw how fast classroom teachers needed to become experts in digital tools. He has helped his current students develop this proficiency by having them become Google Level 1 Certified Educators. 

NC State College of Education Associate Professor Cesar Delgado

Sep 30, 2020

Associate Professor Cesar Delgado: ‘It is Very Satisfying to Have a National Impact on STEM Pre-service Teacher Education’

From the time he was a child, NC State College of Education Associate Professor Cesar Delgado, Ph.D., was fascinated by the idea of the existence of objects that are too small to perceive, yet can impact lives, and by the concept of infinity. That fascination has persisted into his career, where he has spent years researching students’ knowledge and learning of the magnitude of variables, including spatial and temporal scale. 

Jessica Richardson

Sep 2, 2020

Nash County Teacher of the Year Jessica Richardson ‘15, ‘22MSA: ‘No Other Institute Will Prepare You for Having a Depth of Content Knowledge, Classroom Management and Instruction. At NC State, You are Truly Part of a Family’

Through her experiences at NC State, Jessica Richardson ‘15, ‘22MSA recognized the importance of community. And her commitment to providing a safe, inclusive community for her students at Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School is one of the reasons she was named the 2020-21 Nash County Teacher of the Year. 

Aug 13, 2020

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘If We Want People to Learn About Nanotechnology, Then What We Need is Teachers Who are Excited About It,’ Says Mark McLean ‘17

Last summer, science and STEM educator Mark McLean '17 was part of the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network’s Research Experience for Teachers (RTNN RET) program, which puts local teachers in nanotechnology labs across the Triangle. There, he gained experience in nanotechnology research that he was able to share with his students. 

Meet Our Incoming Students

Jul 16, 2020

Meet Our Incoming Students: Welcome Four of Our Out-of-State Future Educators

Some of the newest students who will be joining the NC State College of Education this fall are from out-of-state. Meet four of those students and hear why they chose the college, why they chose their major and why they chose education. 

Students on campus

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. 

Sarah Bowman

Jun 17, 2020

Johnston County Public Schools Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year Sarah Bowman ‘19: ‘My Goal is to be the Teacher I Needed as a Student for My Students’

When COVID-19 forced schools to move to online instruction and remote learning, Johnston County Public Schools Outstanding First Year Teacher Sarah Bowman ‘19 was prepared. She drew from her experiences in the NC State College of Education. 

Matt Reynolds

May 28, 2020

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I Believe in the Nobility of the Teaching Profession and that Quality Teachers Change Students’ Lives,’ Says Science Education Doctoral Student Matt Reynolds ‘20PHD

For Matt Reynolds ‘20PHD, being a teacher is in his blood. As a fourth generation educator, teaching has always been a part of his life, but being able to merge his passion for science with education led him to pursue a career as a science educator. 

students at commencement

May 15, 2020

Stepping Up to Serve: Teaching Fellows Caroline Alexander ’20 and Devin Byrne ’20 Discuss Careers in Service-Related Fields

Caroline Alexander '20 and Devin Byrne '20 are two of the many members of the Class of 2020 who will pursue careers in service-related fields, where they are needed now more than ever. They talk about an unexpected finale to their NC State journey, and how the university prepared them for this moment.