Simple Question, Powerful Answers:
We asked educators why they chose to enter the field of education and they shared their inspiring stories. From current students to those who have worked in education for decades, take a look at why our alumni chose to make a difference in the lives of children.
I was the invisible child in school. Always behaved, made average grades, nothing notable so nothing noticed. Through good counseling and mentoring, I was called to education. I quickly realized this would give me the tools to make sure other kids never felt the way I did in school
Lisa Arment Cummings '01
Why I Chose Education
Braska Williams ’89
Braska Williams ’89
A national magazine recognizes the director of NC-MSEN Pre-College Program for his lifework of encouraging students of color to pursue college and STEM careers.https://ced.ncsu.edu/news/2017/08/29/braska-williams-89-wins-insight-into-diversity-magazines-2017-inspiring-stem-award/
Why Extraordinary Educators Choose Us:
College for teacher preparation
in North Carolina*
STEM Educators in N.C.
College that awards education degrees in North Carolina
Sources: U.S. News, UNC Educator Quality Dashboard, and College Magazine
I always had it in the back of my head that I would potentially end up in education. When it came down to deciding where I was going to fit in within that, I noticed there were so few men in elementary education. I knew my impact could be even greater by being one of those few men.
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#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I Have Always Felt that a Degree in Education Led to a Multitude of Employment Options Even if I Did Not Become a Teacher,’ Says Engineering and Technology Education Doctoral Student Tangie Fleming ‘98, ‘24PHD
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#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I Want to Teach Kids to be Kind and Accepting of Others and Teach Them to be Confident in Themselves While Giving Them the Support They Need to Succeed in Life,’ Says Elementary Education Student Emma Wilson ‘21
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