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McCaskill, Ho Selected as 2024 Smiley Award Recipients

Mary Beth McCaskill (left) and Youn Jung Ho (right), recipients of the 2024 Smiley Award

The Smiley Award, which supports global educational opportunities for current School of Education (SOE) undergraduate and graduate students, has been presented to undergraduate student Mary Beth McCaskill (Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education) and graduate student Youn Jung Ho (Department of Counseling and Educational Development). These students will represent the SOE as Global Education Ambassadors through international or local engagement. 

School of Education, CED Earn High Rankings from U.S. News & World Report

School of Education Building in the spring

In rankings released by U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday, April 9, the UNC Greensboro School of Education (SOE) ranks in a tie for 86th nationally among Graduate Schools of Education for 2024-2025. Within the state of North Carolina, the UNCG SOE holds the fourth-highest ranking in the same category.

TIPP for K-12 Educators Program Featured on Fox8 News

A student takes an online course while seated at a computer

The new Trauma-Informed Professional Practice Certificate Training Program for K-12 Educators housed in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development was recently featured during a Fox8 news broadcast.

Trauma-Informed Educators Contribute to Safe, Effective School Culture

A student takes an online course

In Spring 2024, UNC Greensboro’s North Carolina Academy for Stress Trauma and Resilience (NCA-STAR) launched the Trauma-Informed Professional Practice K-12 Educator (TIPP K-12 Educator) Certificate Program. Based on the TIPP Certificate Training Program originally designed for mental health professionals, counselors, school counselors, and psychologists, the virtual program is adapted specifically for educators to help them recognize the signs of trauma in their classrooms and among their colleagues. TIPP K-12 Educator is an interactive, 16-module online training program that equips educators with an understanding of trauma’s impact on the lives of students, teachers, staff and families.

Healing From Emotional Abuse: Insights From UNCG Professor Christine Murray

Christine Murray Last First Date radio graphic

In a recent podcast episode of “Last First Date Radio,” Christine Murray, a professor in UNC Greensboro’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development, and Sandy Winer, author and advocate, engaged in a critical discussion about the intricacies of emotional abuse and the journey towards recovery. The conversation provided a wealth of knowledge for anyone interested in understanding and healing from the scars of emotional abuse.

NBCC Minority Fellowship Awarded to CED’s Aragon

Emu Aragon poses with a hand on his chin; photo sits on a blue background with a CED logo

A second-year doctoral student in the UNC Greensboro Department of Counseling and Counselor Education, Emu Aragon was recently selected as a recipient of the National Board of Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship, earning a $20,000 stipend.