NOTE: Due to anticipated weather conditions, TRC Community Day and the Children’s Festival will now take place in the UNCG Campus Recreation Center Fitness Studio tomorrow from 4-7pm (1510 Walker Ave).
The Department of Specialized Education Services at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is pleased to announce the launch of Project TLC, a new federally-funded master’s program designed to provide elementary education teachers training and support in teaching students with moderate and severe disabilities in the classroom. Project TLC is aimed at teaching, leading, and collaborating – serving students with significant intellectual disabilities (including Autism) within the Least Restrictive Environments (LRE). The program is funded through the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs.
The Fall 2014 edition of SOE’s Educate Magazine is now online: http://educatemag.blogspot.com/
(message from Cheryl Greenberg)
UNCG is proud that its school-based professional education programs have been accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1961. Our accreditation tells employers, students and the community about the quality of our programs.
Representatives from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) will be on campus October 26-28 to review UNCG’s preparation of teachers and other professional educators. The NCATE review, last conducted at UNCG in 2006, is based on the NCATE Unit Standards, a set of research-based national standards developed by all sectors of the education profession. Accreditation requires continual self-study, a major report by the institution, and NCATE’s response to the unit’s report as well as an onsite visit during which a group of examiners, known as the Board of Examiners (BOE), interview students, alumni, faculty and school-based supervisors. “NCATE requires each educator preparation program at UNCG to engage in a continuous process of self study,” says Dr. Barbara Levin, Director of the Teachers Academy and Professor in the Teacher Education and Higher Education department in UNCG’s School of Education. “This process includes collecting and analyzing several different types of data from and about our students, and even our program graduates. We then use these data as the basis for making changes to our programs with the goal of making them even better, thereby meeting both national standards and our own high standards.”
Due to a scheduling conflict with Fall Break this week, we have rescheduled the SOE e-Learning Brown Bag Lunch meeting until next month.
The Lunch will now take place from noon-1pm on Tuesday, November 11 in SOEB Room #401.
The Brown Bag Lunch will feature guest speakers Todd Sutton from IT services, Chris Dunst from DCL, and Michelle Soler who will share with SOE faculty and staff what services their respective organizations provide and how best we can seek e-Learning support from each of them.
(message from Scott Hinshaw, UNCG’s Special Collections and University Archives)
Dr. Joy Kasson, Professor of American Studies and English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be giving a talk Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 4pm in the Hodges Reading Room of Jackson Library on noted children’s author and artist, Lois Lenski. Dr. Kasson will highlight research she has done with our Lois Lenski manuscript collection and discuss Lenski’s work through the context of art, literature, region, and social class in documenting the stories of children’s lives in a diverse America.
The School of Education has been awarded a New Teacher Quality Partnership Grant from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $7.7 million for new partnerships between universities and high-need school districts to recruit, train and support teachers over the next five years in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields to improve student achievement.
School of Education housekeepers in SOEB, Curry, and Ferguson were treated to breakfast last Friday by the SOE Social Committee to celebrate International Housekeepers Week and to thank them for a job well done.
The 2013-2014 Annual Report for the UNCG School of Education is now available online for viewing.
The ELC Department is pleased offer the new Post-Masters Certificate in Cultural Foundations and Social Justice Education, with the aim to provide students with a broad understanding of the cultural, social, political and ideological forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, education in the United States. For more information on this new program and admissions deadlines, please view the program flyer.