School of Education

Smiley Award Helps Harrison Study in Costa Rica

Dauria Harrison pets a rabbit during her time abroad in Costa Rica

The Smiley Award supports global educational opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students in UNC Greensboro’s School of Education and is presented annually. One of last year’s recipients, Dauria Harrison, was able to spend part of her summer on an immersive and service-learning program in Costa Rica. 

UNCG MST2 Program Helps STEM the Tide

Members of the MST2 Cohort 2

It’s no secret that a teacher shortage is taking a toll on schools nationwide. A partnership with UNC Greensboro aims to help Guilford County Schools close the gap locally by getting beginning math and science teachers without education degrees off to a good start.

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. 


A pink marker highlights the word "Urdu" in a dictionary

We all want the best environment for our children, and when there’s an unmet need, UNC Greensboro students and alumni do everything in their power to meet that need, even if it hasn’t been done before. In 2018, Principal Carla Flores-Ballesteros ’04, found herself pitching an idea to support the students in her community through language development.

Visit to Finland Exposes Student Teachers to New Experiences

School of Education students on a study abroad experience in Finland

In April of 2023, 16 UNC Greensboro School of Education student teachers traveled to Oulu, Finland, to extend their student teaching experience. Finland is one of the world’s highest achieving countries according to the PISA, the international exam for measuring educational achievement.

Online Program Enables Student’s Dream

LIS student Kat Robinson stands in front of stacks in a library

Kat Robinson spent many years as a stay-at-home mom to her two sons, who are enrolled in the North Carolina Virtual Academy and complete schoolwork at home. A suggestion from one of her son’s teachers sent her down a new path.

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).