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Cato College of Education Recognized as National Leader by Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

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The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has recognized the Cato College of Education for its leadership and commitment to continuous improvement. The recipients of the 2021 Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous Improvement provided evidence and data trends to achieve accreditation with no stipulations or areas for improvement. The Frank Murray Leadership […]

EdNC: Elementary Students Blossom at Summer Reading Camp

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by: Jeanna White, Mebane Charitable Foundation, published on EdNC Summer is an opportune time to offer children programs that provide academic support, enrichment opportunities, and social and emotional growth. Given the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the past two school years, this summer’s added support was more important than ever. At Niner University […]

Alumna Named National First Year Teacher of the Year

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Cato College of Education alumna Haley McNeill has been honored with the First Year Teacher of the Year Award by Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) and the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE). McNeill graduated in January 2021, earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with Honors. She recently completed her first year of teaching second grade […]

Counseling Program Wins Top National Award

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UNC Charlotte’s doctoral program in counselor education has received the Robert Frank Outstanding Counselor Education Program Award from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the premier organization dedicated to quality education and supervision of counselors. ACES recognizes one master’s and one doctoral program nationally each year for excellence in the education and supervision […]

Art Education Alumna Named NCAEA Rookie Teacher of the Year

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Ali Petrauskas ’16 is a middle school art teacher in Concord, NC. Alumna Ali Petrauskas has been named “Rookie Teacher of the Year” by the North Carolina Art Educators Association (NCAEA). The NCAEA is the state’s largest advocacy group dedicated to supporting visual arts education. Petrauskas is in her third year as an art teacher […]

Q & A: Urban Education Master’s Program Alumni

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The inaugural class of graduates from UNC Charlotte’s novel online master’s program in urban education are applying their new skills in and outside of schools across the country. 24 students from diverse backgrounds earned their degree in May, introducing a group of teachers, entrepreneurs, administrators, and community leaders prepared to make a difference in significant, […]

“Transformative Leader” Selected as First Recipient of Theresa Perez Memorial Scholarship

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Lydia Fergison, principal of North K-8 Language Academy and education doctoral student, is the first recipient of the Theresa Perez Memorial Scholarship. Funded by faculty, staff and friends of UNC Charlotte, the scholarship was created to honor the late Cato College of Education faculty member and dedicated community activist who led the establishment of the […]

Counseling Doctoral Students Recognized Nationally with Top Fellowships

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Two UNC Charlotte counseling doctoral students have earned prestigious national fellowships for their work supporting the mental health and wellness of underserved minority communities. Brittany Glover was accepted to the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program and Meg Garcia was admitted to the American Psychological Association Interdisciplinary Minority Fellowship Program. National Board for […]

Study to Illuminate Experience of Community College Transfer Students

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Transferring from community colleges to universities has become an increasingly important path for students nationwide, with more than 12,000 making the jump each year in North Carolina alone. While providing financial and academic benefits for many, nuances can accompany the transfer process. Now, thanks to more than $450,000 in funding from the John M. Belk […]

Cato College of Education Among 60 Educator Prep Programs Recognized for National Excellence

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The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has announced that the UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education is one of 60 providers nationally to receive accreditation for their educator preparation programs. The spring 2021 review by the CAEP Accreditation Council resulted in 60 newly-accredited programs, bringing the total to 423 providers approved under […]