STEM Education

Jan 14, 2020  |  Academics and Programs

Application Deadline for NC Teaching Fellows Program Extended to 1/21

The application deadline for the North Carolina Teaching Fellows have been extended until midnight, Tuesday, Jan. 21. The NC State College of Education is one of five schools within North Carolina to host a Teaching Fellows program, and is home to the largest cohort of fellows in the state. 

Jan 13, 2020

Ask the Expert: What is STEM Education? A Way to Foster Innovation, Invention and Creativity, Says Associate Professor Cameron Denson

What is STEM education? In a new series called Ask the Expert, NC State College of Education Associate Professor Cameron Denson explains STEM education, why it is important to K-12 students and how his research is helping to improve access to STEM for underrepresented students.

Jan 8, 2020

Melissa Franch ’12: ‘Skills I Developed During Teaching Have Transferred Naturally to the Research Environment and Continue to Help Me Become a Successful Scientist’

After earning a double major in science education and biological sciences from NC State and teaching high school biology for three years, Melissa Franch ’12 is pursuing a Ph.D. in neuroscience and conducting research on the neural correlates of social behavior such as cooperation. Her older brother, who has nonverbal autism, and her father, an environmental scientist, inspired her interest in science.

Jan 7, 2020

Article Co-Authored by Associate Dean Paola Sztjain Among NSF’s Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE)’s Most Viewed Resources of 2019

An article co-authored by Associate Dean for Research and Innovation Paola Sztjain, Ph.D., was one of the National Science Foundation’s Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education’s most viewed resources of 2019.

Dec 16, 2019  |  Our People

Alexandra van Dorsten ’19MAT: The Course I Took on Classroom Diversity Gave Me the Skills to Connect With All My Students

As a biology and physical science lateral entry teacher at Athens Drive High School, Alexandra van Dorsten ’19MAT chose NC State’s College of Education to earn her teaching license. At the end of May, she will move to Ghana to teach science as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Dec 10, 2019

N.C. Teaching Fellow and Technology, Engineering, and Design Education Student Nicholas Schwankl Earns Library Leaders Scholarship

NC State College of Education junior Nicholas Schwankl is one of two students awarded a Library Leaders Scholarship from the NC State University Libraries for his exemplary contributions. Schwankl is a technology, engineering, and design education major and N.C. Teaching Fellow, who plans to become a technology teacher.

Dec 3, 2019

12 Science Education Pre-Service Student Teachers Present at the 2019 North Carolina Science Teacher Association Share-A-Thon

Twelve pre-service student teachers from the NC State College of Education’s science education programs presented at Share-A-Thon, a part of the North Carolina Science Teacher Association (NCSTA) annual professional development institute in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Nov 20, 2019

NC State College of Education Partners with College of Natural Resources to Offer Minor in Environmental Education

Beginning in the spring semester, NC State students will have the option to minor in environmental education thanks to a partnership between the NC State College of Education and the College of Natural Resources.

Nov 11, 2019

Middle School Math Teacher Nick Musgrave: ‘Nothing Has Prepared Me or Advanced My Career Like Pathway to Practice NC Did’

Nick Musgrave was two years into teaching math at Thomasville Middle School when he began Pathway to Practice NC, a joint program offered by UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University designed to help lateral entry teachers like him earn their full teaching license. “The program has absolutely changed the way I teach,” he says.

Nov 7, 2019

Teaching Fellow and Science Education Major Caroline Alexander ’20 Selected for STEM Pre-Service Teacher Education Scholarship Program

NC State College of Education student and Teaching Fellow Caroline Alexander ’20 has been awarded the STEM Pre-Service Teacher Education Scholarship through the North Carolina Space Grant. A science education major, Alexander will receive a $4,000 scholarship.