Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC)

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About ELC

Our department seeks to prepare thoughtful and effective leaders in education through programs of study that are interdisciplinary in focus and that emphasize questions of moral concern, the cultural context of education, and a reconstructive vision for excellent and equitable schooling. 

News from ELC

  • UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program Leads to Increased Opportunities, Scholarships for Students
    Developing high-quality and well-prepared teachers is a priority for the School of Education at UNC Greensboro. Doing so by reducing potential financial barriers for students is also key. By combining these priorities, the School of Education developed the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows program, a scholarship opportunity for incoming freshmen students wishing to major in select education programs.
  • Elementary Education Major Concludes Successful Freshman Season on the Pitch
    A preseason injury did not derail freshman elementary education major Emma Malone from having a successful inaugural collegiate season on the soccer field. The Connecticut native took over as the starting goalie for the UNC Greensboro women’s soccer team midway through the season, helping the team reach the conference finals and earning Southern Conference All-Freshman Team accolades.
  • CED Students Collect Array of Accolades and Grants
    Numerous students in the School of Education’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED) have recently received awards, research grants, or other recognition for the work they are doing and the impact that it will have on the counseling field and local community.

ELC Faculty

As a valued member of our academic community, you will have the advantage of a supportive environment in which you are known, cared for, challenged and invested in. Faculty members take your preparation and your success very seriously. For that same reason, we equip you with more than knowledge; we give you the tools and experience to understand what your future decisions in the field will mean to learners and how you can use your position to bring about positive change for education.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Critical Conversations Conference

We seek to extend these critical conversations with faculty, students, teachers, educational leaders, and other community members who are interested in having a positive impact on the world.

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Rebecca Carver Institute

In this 2-day summer experience, participants gain exposure and build capacity for implementing experiential education.

Gender Diversity Statement

The Department of Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations (ELC), in collaboration with LEARN’s Gender Diversity Working Group, is committed to affirming the lives of and promoting social justice for Trans and Non-Binary people. We have created a comprehensive toolkit to support gender diverse students, located here: go.uncg.edu/genderdiversitytoolkit