Professor Hiller Spires Helps Students Cultivate Relationships on 1st Study Abroad Trip to China
Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Hiller Spires, Ph.D., has been to China more than a dozen times, but a study abroad course this spring gave her a new perspective as students learned about education and cultivated relationships during the 3-city tour.
On Second Trip to Kenya, Assistant Professor Michelle Falter Sees Teachers’ Skills Grow
For the past two summers, NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Michelle Falter, Ph.D., has traveled to Kenya to help provide professional development for teachers. She discusses how their skills have developed and her plans to bring students along for the trip next year.
Empowering a Global Perspective
Mary Ann Danowitz, dean of NC State’s College of Education, has established a study abroad award fund to benefit future education professionals – and their students. The scholarship’s first awardee, Chantal Warfield, fulfilled her study abroad goals by traveling to the United Kingdom for a five-week STEM and liberal studies program.
Sarah Glova ‘18 PHD: Advocating for Individualized Instruction and Digital Learning
After graduating from the NC State College of Education, Sarah Glova ‘18 PHD will use her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction to create innovative eLearning environments as founder and president of Reify Media.
Ajaya Jonas Joins NC State Education as Coordinator for Global Programs
Ajaya Jonas has joined the NC State College of Education as the coordinator for global programs, effective Feb. 1. She will be responsible for the integration and development of the college's global efforts with its teaching, research and innovation initiatives.
Pre-Service Teacher Learns to be Global Citizen through Experiences Abroad
Multiple study abroad experiences helped junior elementary education major Kelsi Harris grow personally, academically and professionally.
Ph.D. Candidate Brian A. Peters: Overseas Summer School Will Make Me a Better Scholar
A week studying “Higher Education and Social Equality” overseas is helping Ph.D. candidate Brian A. Peters conduct research that is more inclusive and connected to global academic discussions.
Enhancing Student Teaching through International Travel
After student teaching in local classrooms for 10 weeks, 11 seniors spent five weeks in classrooms in China. There, the students say, they developed a deeper sense of cultural awareness and competence that will help them better reach their future students.
Cultural Immersion for Stronger Classrooms
Future teachers in the MAT program took a cultural immersion trip to Mexico to learn how to connect with students on a personal level and increase students' chances for academic success.
Counseling and Cultural Exchange in China
“Traveling thousands of miles is better than reading thousands of books.” This Chinese proverb guides Siu-Man “Raymond” Ting’s philosophy on study abroad opportunities for College of Education students. Ting, a professor in the Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development Department, leads the college’s China study abroad program.