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A headshot of Jennifer Buelin with the text: Education Is a Career Trajectory That Allows You to Learn a Whole Lot in Order to Understand It Yourself, But Also to Share It With Other People

May 30, 2024

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘Education Is a Career Trajectory That Allows You to Learn a Whole Lot in Order to Understand It Yourself, But Also to Share It With Other People,’ Says Jennifer Buelin ’12PHD

Jennifer Buelin '12PHD, senior program manager for Workforce Development and Career and Technical Education with the ASHLIN Management Group, has spent her career seeking out new learning opportunities that allow her to give back to others. 

May 21, 2024

Why Is It Important for Students to Understand How Scientific Decisions are Made? ‘If You Don’t Understand How Scientists Decide What Makes One Claim More Believable, Then It’s Actually Very Hard to Understand Science,’ Says STEM Education Department Head William Sandoval

For William Sandoval, head of the Department of STEM Education in the NC State College of Education, when preparing K-12 students to engage with real-world science, developing the skills to become career scientists is not nearly as important as helping them to engage with the science that will occur all around them in their everyday lives. 

May 14, 2024

Assistant Professor of STEM Education Tamecia Jones Aims to Create Equitable Assessments, Improve Assessment of Engineering Skills through NSF CAREER Grant

Assistant Professor of STEM Education Tamecia Jones is hoping to remove biases from assessments and create a framework to better capture the multidimensional nature of engineering through her work on a five-year, $650,000 National Science Foundation CAREER grant project. 

May 13, 2024

WalletHub: Best and Worst Places to Start a Career

NC State College of Education Professor Aaron Clark discusses what corporations can do to attract and retain employees, tips for turning entry-level jobs into successful careers and choosing which city to start a career. 

Dan Kelly CAREER grant

May 7, 2024

Assistant Professor of Technology, Engineering, and Design Education Daniel Kelly Uses CAREER Grant to Blend Robotics and Social-emotional Learning to Improve Education for Students in the Juvenile Justice System

Assistant Professor of Technology, Engineering, and Design Education Daniel Kelly is using robotics to help students in the juvenile justice system understand their emotions while training pre-service teachers to work with this specialized population through his National Science Foundation CAREER grant. 

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May 3, 2024

Three Recent College of Education Graduates Receive 2024 Outstanding Dissertation Awards

Three recent NC State College of Education alumni were recognized for their scholarship when they were presented with Outstanding Dissertation Awards during the college’s May 2024 graduation ceremony. Luke Boden Carman ’24PHD won for the Department of STEM Education, Courtney Samuelson ’23PHD won for the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences and Dana Thomas ’23PHD won for the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development. 

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May 2, 2024

5 Questions With 3 Graduating Seniors, including Science Education Major Emily Workman

Emily Workman is earning her Bachelor of Science in science education with a concentration in middle school grades. She’s joining a line of family members who graduated from NC State to become science educators. 

graduating students

Apr 30, 2024

Meet Our Class of 2024

An international educator flying in from Dubai for graduation. A researcher exploring the intersection of music and leadership. Passionate school leaders and future teachers. These are just some of the nearly 300 new alumni the NC State College of Education will celebrate during its Spring 2024 Graduation Ceremony on May 3 in Reynolds Coliseum. 

Briana Soto in graduation regalia.

Apr 24, 2024

Brianna Soto ’24: ‘I Have Learned So Many Real-life Skills from the College of Education’

As Briana Soto prepares to graduate with her bachelor’s degree, she believes the skills she learned in the NC State College of Education will not only help her succeed in her future career, but has prepared her to understand what others need to succeed in the workplace.  

Apr 24, 2024

Luke B. Carman ’24PHD: ‘I Came Back to Get a Ph.D. Because I Wanted the Opportunity to Teach and Learn in Community With Other People’

As Luke Carman graduates with his Ph.D. in Learning and Teaching in STEM mathematics and statistics education concentration, he is ready to use his research to bring students, teachers and communities together to improve K-12 education.