UNC Greensboro

Growing Teachers Around the World Through IGNITE

Karena Zhang, left, and Yue Yin, right, graduates of UNCG TESOL programs pictured above the Project Ignite logo

UNC Greensboro’s Innovation to Grow, Nurture, and Inspire Teachers of English-learners (IGNITE) trains Spartans to be at the forefront of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL). The IGNITE program began in 2022 and offers six different programs for learners on different career paths, including a fully-funded opportunity through the UNCG TESOL master of arts in teaching (MAT) program.

Kessinger Named UNCG Student Teacher of the Year

Head shot of Calli Kessinger, the 2023 UNCG Student Teacher of the Year

A Special Education major, Calli Kessinger has been selected as the 2023 UNCG Student Teacher of the Year and will represent UNC Greensboro at the upcoming state competition sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NCACTE).

2022-2023 IGNITE PLC

TESOL MAT students engaging in discussion

Learn more about the 2022-2023 Ignite Professional Learning Community (PLC) facilitators and topics below. PLC Facilitators PLC Topics