News & Updates

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 […]

UNC Charlotte Reads is a tutoring program that combines high-quality clinical experiences with evidence-based early literacy tutoring: a win-win for both teacher candidates and students. The program is supported financially through a partnership with the Belk Foundation. Reading tutors are undergraduate students, primarily juniors, in UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education. They implement Sound Partners, […]

UNC Charlotte’s Christine Reed Davis, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, has been awarded the Melvene D. Hardee Dissertation of the Year Award by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. Davis was selected for the award in a competitive field of submissions from across the country and will be recognized […]

Gift of $8 million will establish four new professorships at UNC Charlotte, Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, N.C. A&T State University. An $8 million gift from the C.D. Spangler Foundation has helped create the Spangler Distinguished Professor of Early Child Literacy in the Cato College of Education. The Spangler Foundation in December 2021 pledged […]

Malcolm Butler has joined UNC Charlotte’s Cato College of Education as dean. He arrives from the University of Central Florida where he was a professor and director of the School of Teacher Education and coordinator of the Ph.D. program in Science Education in the College of Community Innovation and Education. Butler led an academic unit […]

The Center for STEM Education (CSTEM) is changing how we think about what education can be. They believe education should respond directly to the world’s needs and challenges, and they want people to know how they can help. Jordan Register is a former high school math teacher and doctoral student at UNC Charlotte who is […]

Governor Roy Cooper has reappointed Jim Watson to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Principal Fellows Commission. The board is made up of community leaders in universities, business, and professional organizations. The Principal Fellows Program is a competitive, merit-based grant program that provides for eight universities in the state.. UNC Charlotte has hosted […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]