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Rachel Bland

May 6, 2020

My Student Experience: ‘I Wanted to be Someone That Kids Could Depend on and Know They Had an Adult in Their Life Who Believed in Them,’ Says Rachel Bland ’20

Rachel Bland ‘20 will earn her bachelor’s degree in elementary education this month and plans to teach in a rural area of North Carolina. Being from a rural county herself, she is passionate about agriculture, rural education and equitable access to education for all. 

Apr 27, 2020

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I Wanted to Become a Teacher to Advocate for Introverted Students and Teachers,’ Says Elementary Education Student Nicole Renwick ‘20

As Nicole Renwick ‘20, an elementary education major, prepares to graduate from the NC State College of Education, she shares why she chose education, how education has shaped her and an experience within the college that changed her. 

Spotlight Awards Ceremony

Apr 22, 2020

Education Council Honors 14 Students at NC State College of Education 2020 Spotlight Awards Ceremony

The NC State College of Education recognized 14 students with awards for their leadership, achievements and dedication to the field of education during its 10th Annual Spotlight Awards ceremony Thursday, April 16. The ceremony was held virtually. 

Four hands sitting on top of four separate electronic devices

Apr 9, 2020

NC State College of Education Students Lend a Helping Hand, Find Creative Ways to Support Educators and Each Other Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

As North Carolina and the nation work to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), education is moving online and into the home. Students from the NC State College of Education are lending a helping hand to each other and communities. 

Aaliyah Whitfield

Mar 10, 2020

Aaliyah Whitfield ‘20: ‘I am Prepared for Just About Any Scenario Because I Have Had to Learn About Catering to Students’ Needs, Classroom Management Styles and More’

Student Ambassador Aaliyah Whitfield ‘20 was inspired to pursue a career in middle grades education because of her love of English. And the NC State College of Education has prepared her for that next step through experiences in the field that started as a sophomore. 

Jessie Taylor

Mar 10, 2020

Jessie Taylor ’20: ‘I Am Not Only Prepared with Pedagogical Knowledge and New Skills, But I Know I Have a Lifelong Support System and Family that I Can Always Call On’

For as long as Jessie Taylor ‘20 can remember, she’s always wanted to be an engineer. But it wasn’t until she discovered the Technology, Engineering, and Design Education program in the NC State College of Education that she felt she found where she belonged. 

Will Pequingey

Mar 10, 2020

Will Pequigney ‘21: ‘My Education Courses Have Prepared Me to Help Students and Perform My Job as a Future Educator to the Best of My Ability’

Will Pequigney ‘20, a double major in mathematics and math education, has always wanted to be an educator. But his attendance at the NC State College of Education’s EdTalks: A Celebration of K-12 Education event inspired him to do more than just teach. 

Sarah Brown

Mar 10, 2020

Sarah Brown ‘21: ‘My Field Experiences Have Exposed Me to Real Life Situations That I Would Not Have Been Able to Encounter in an Education Course’

Sarah Brown ‘21 always knew she wanted to pursue a career in the sciences, specifically in research. But it was through her experience as a molecular biology major where she discovered a passion for teaching. Now, she plans to become a high school biology teacher. 

Connie Kim

Mar 10, 2020

Connie Kim ‘20: ‘We Get Exposure to Both Upper and Lower Elementary Classes at Different Schools so We Can See What it’s Like Working in a Variety of Environments’

Elementary education major Connie Kim ‘20 has wanted to be a teacher since she was a little girl. The influence that educators had on her life and other students was inspiring. The NC State College of Education is preparing her to be that same role model for students. 

Hailey Mesmer

Mar 2, 2020

My Student Experience: ‘I Love Math and I Really Love Working with Kids. Teaching Gives Me the Best of Both Worlds,’ Says NC State Gymnast and Mathematics Education Student Hailey Mesmer ’20

As a member of the NC State gymnastics team, mathematics education major Hailey Mesmer ‘20 has used lessons learned from her sport to help her prepare for a career as a high school math teacher. And her student teaching experience confirmed her desire to teach.