News & Updates

Professor Mark D’Amico offered perspective on the community college transfer process for EdNC. I started my career in the mid-1990s as an admissions staff member and met with many individual students (walk-ins, as we called them) about how to gain admission. The university was focused on transfer with a high proportion of first-generation college students, […]

by: EdNC Staff The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) was recently awarded roughly $17 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education to help meet the mental health needs of students in the state’s public schools. UNC Charlotte is leading the way. Read more

Alumna Dr. Pamela Mims is joining a team of researchers expanding access and interest in biomanufacturing careers nationwide. The Greenville Sun Government, business and education leaders across the United States are working collaboratively to make clear to high school students and others that bio industrial manufacturing is a career path open to all. Dr. Pamela […]

Ra’Quan Leary’s Niner Nation story is one that many students share across the country: he went to the school that made the most sense for him financially. “Once I came here, I realized I love it here, and that I want to stay,” said Leary, a third-year middle grade education major in the Cato College […]

Professor Adriana Medina has won the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence. Medina is an associate professor of reading and elementary education in the Cato College of Education. She is a global educator — using study abroad opportunities to expand her students’ perspectives of education beyond the United States, while enhancing their understanding of […]

The Cato College of Education, in partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Office of International Programs has been awarded a multi-million dollar Teacher Quality Partnership Grant. Led by Scott Kissau, Teresa Petty, Lan Kolano, Joan Lachance, and Michelle Stephan, Project TLC: Preparing Teachers of Language and Content […]

We’re so proud of alumna Natalia Mejia on her selection as the 2022-23 Cabarrus County Schools Beginning Teacher of the Year. https://wbtv.com/2022/09/07/cabarrus-county-schools-names-beginning-teacher-year/

In 2016, John Cato and the Cato Corporation made a $5 million gift to establish the Cato Scholarship for Education and the Cato Award for Faculty Excellence at UNC Charlotte to help prepare a new generation of teachers. In June, Cato was awarded the UNC Charlotte Distinguished Service Award. Amiya Ingram, a recipient of the […]

Mebane Foundation Founder, Allen Mebane, believed that to achieve our nation’s greatest potential, we must ensure its young people receive a top-tier education. Knowing that teacher quality is one of the most important school-related factors influencing student achievement, the Foundation cultivates partnerships with leading colleges of education to fund transformative training opportunities for both in-service […]

The Learning, Design and Technology (LDT) program recently received three Quality Matters (QM) program certifications. Quality Matters is a nonprofit organization that represents the leading international standard in assessing the quality of online and blended courses. Its membership numbers more than 1,500 colleges and universities throughout the world who use the HE Rubric to improve […]

Story by Anders J. Hare (WCNC) Students at UNC Charlotte are giving back to the community in a colorful way. The university’s SDG Club, short for 17 Sustainable Development Goals made by the UN, aims to educate and inspire change in the community through student-led projects. For their latest initiative, The Crayon Project, students are […]

Misty Hathcock, EdD, Clinical Professor, Director of New Teacher Support and Alumni Engagement for the Cato College of Education at UNC Charlotte, has been elected to serve on the Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) National Board of Directors as President for the 2022–2024 term. Hathcock joins a team of accomplished KDP board members from across the […]

UNC Charlotte Program Named National “Exemplar” The undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program at UNC Charlotte has been named among the best in the nation when it comes to ensuring future elementary teachers have the essential content knowledge and skills they need to teach mathematics. It is one of only 79 programs in the country to […]

Shared by colleague and friend John Nance The recent passing of Dr. Robert “Bob” Barret brings sadness to family, friends, colleagues, students, alumni, clients, and those throughout the UNC Charlotte Department of Counseling. Bob leaves an extensive legacy, starting with his three daughters and 10 grandchildren. He taught at UNC Charlotte in the Department of […]

John Cato ’73, president and chief executive officer of The Cato Corporation, is the 2022 recipient of the UNC Charlotte Distinguished Service Award. He was honored Wednesday, June 22, during a special luncheon in the Popp Martin Student Union. “We are thrilled to add John Cato to the distinguished list of recipients for this award,” […]

Part 1 of a 3-Part Series on Dr. Anderson Top Research Agency Funds UNC Charlotte Professor Brittany Anderson, assistant professor of Urban Education in the Cato College of Education, was awarded a $1,062,034 grant from the National Science Foundation for her pioneering research on gifted Black girls (GBGs) with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) […]

Dakota Walker loved school growing up. When she found out she could teach professionally, she wanted to pursue it. As she progressed through high school and college, she found service projects and clinical placements that made her especially interested in the unique needs and talents of special education students. “I want to be able to […]

Dr. Gezer was a 2021 graduate of the Ph.D. in Educational, Research, Measurement, and Evaluation. The award recognizes outstanding academic performance for a doctoral dissertation successfully defended during the previous academic. Dr. Gezer’s winning dissertation “Providing Equal Access to English Learners in Educational Settings” is about providing equal educational opportunities to English learners in the […]