School of Education

UNCG Inspires Creative Teachers With Makerspaces

A group of people wearing shirts that say "Create" gathered around workshop tools

Many students learn best by doing or building. Teachers can learn the same way. UNC Greensboro’s School of Education students – as well as current teachers – need spaces where they can experiment, learn from mistakes, and fine-tune ideas so that they feel more confident in their classrooms.

IPiE, GCS Hold Inaugural Tutoring Conference

Participants in the inaugural Tutoring Conference co-hosted by IPiE and Guilford County Schools review materials while seated at a table.

Nearly 200 educators from Guilford County Schools and UNC Greensboro graduate assistant tutors recently participated in the inaugural Tutoring Conference co-hosted by the Institute for Partnerships in Education and GCS. 

Carmona’s APA Fellowship to Allow Her to Expand Immigration Assistance

Melissa Carmona sits in front of water and mountains

While pursuing her doctorate as a student in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development in the UNC Greensboro School of Education, Melissa Carmona continues to work as a clinical mental health counselor in her practice, Cafecito Counseling. She specializes in trauma and eating disorders, but has worked with numerous people in need of evaluations for immigration services. 

SES Alumna Using Her Degree in Midair

Elice Evans '18 before a flight on Piedmont Airlines

If you see a flight attendant using sign language to communicate with passengers aboard Piedmont Airlines, it’s likely UNCG alum Elice Evans ’18, who received her bachelor’s degree in Interpreting, Deaf Education and Advocacy Services (IDEAS).

Families Celebrate Completion of Spanish Heritage Language Academy

A family participating in the Heritage Language Academy looks at a story

Students, families, and educators celebrated their completion of the 2023 Spanish Heritage Language Academy (HLA) at UNC Greensboro on March 11. HLA is a long-standing partnership between UNCG and Asheboro City Schools. This program engages both students and families in project-based heritage language and cultural exchanges facilitated by ACS educators. Through the HLA program, students are not only learning the Spanish language, but also engaged in learning with their parents.

Abstract to Actual: ITI Program Empowers Transformation of Ideas Into Reality

Michelle Bennett-Copeland, an Atlanta area librarian and Christy Dyson, created a banner displaying Fulton County Library System’s collaboration with Dr. Noah Lenstra’s initiative. As part of their summer reading club kick-off, the two shared the initiative with the Mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms on May 30, 2019.

An 8 year-old girl maneuvers a plastic knight that is almost as tall as she is. Scooting it diagonally across a giant black and white checkerboard, she completes her chess move with a smile. In another room, an instructor leads a yoga class for seniors. On the event board, a poster informs visitors that a cooking class will be held on an upcoming weekend.

Elementary Education Major Concludes Successful Freshman Season on the Pitch

Emma Malone in her UNCG soccer uniform

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.

Lauded Tutoring Program Helps Students Affected by Pandemic

A UNCG tutor helps a student in Guilford County Schools.

UNCG has received national attention for its tutoring program in partnership with Guilford County Schools, an effort to support families, community, and young students most affected by the pandemic. The Biden Administration named Guilford County as one of 15 school systems nationwide using funds from the American Rescue Plan to their best advantage.

A New Look at School Policing: CED Alumna Leading the Change

Dr. Amy Grosso, CED alumna, holds a book

The Round Rock Independent School District, just north of Austin, Texas, serves about 45,000 students and is where Dr. Amy Grosso, a 2008 Ph.D. graduate of UNC Greensboro’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED), has helped to implement what may be the future of the relationship between schools and the police.