Why I Chose Education

Nov 14, 2018  |  News

#ThankAnEducator: Honoring Educators Who Change Lives

We are devoting this season of giving thanks to express our appreciation to the educators who made a difference in our lives and who are transforming lives, schools and communities across North Carolina, the nation and the world. Join our #ThankAnEducator movement to receive a complimentary T-shirt and for the chance to be featured in a series of college-wide videos that will be shared far and wide. There are three ways you can participate.

May 21, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Patrick Holmes ’12 MSA

NC State College of Education helped Patrick Holmes '12 MSA grow in his understanding of school and instructional leadership so he could put his best foot forward as principal of South Elementary School in Person County, N.C.

Apr 24, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Manpreet Sandhu

Manpreet Sandhu began teaching immediately after graduating. See how NC State College of Education helped ignite Sandhu's passion for science.

Apr 20, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Andrew Wall

Pride for the NC State College of Education runs deep in the Wall family, including Andrew who teaches and coaches soccer at Mills Park Middle School.

Mar 21, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Eileen Casler

Eileen wants to inspire her future students. See how NC State Education is providing her with experiences to help her become a leader inside and outside of the classroom.

Mar 19, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Rebekah Davis

Rebekah started her career in education as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow in 1991. Read how NC State College of Education helped her continue to grow and thrive as a teacher through its program in Curriculum Studies.

Mar 15, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Jen Elliott

Inspired by the lightbulb moment she sees in students in the classroom, Jen Elliott says the hands-on learning experiences offered by NC State Education are preparing her to lead her own class in the future.

Mar 14, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Monica Smith

Monica believes education is one of the most important stepping stones when it comes to building a better life. Read how her experience as a teenager helped shape her future as an educator from NC State Education.

Mar 13, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Jesse James

Jesse credits NC State Education faculty members for igniting his passion for teaching. Read more about why he chose education.

Mar 12, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Jessica Mattie

Jessica Mattie picked NC State Education to pursue a degree in Counselor Education because of its counselor-first program curriculum. Read more.