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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. 

Positioning Black Men for College Success

Dr. Jesse Ford sits in a classroom

The odds seem to be stacked against Black men in college: Just 40 percent who enroll in undergraduate programs complete their degrees within six years. But at UNC Greensboro, efforts are underway to improve those odds.

Student Teachers Become Classroom Leaders

Marissa Colon, student teacher at Wiley Magnet Middle School, works with students

You probably remember a teacher who went above and beyond. Someone who encouraged you, showed you new possibilities, or created a fun place for you to learn. Believe it or not, that teacher was once taking the reins of a classroom for the very first time. This spring, many UNCG student teachers are taking that first step themselves. Soon, they’ll be a life-changing teacher for the next generation.

Dr. Ye He In StateWide Partnership to Improve Learning Outcomes

Dr. Ye He headshot next to the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education logo

A five-year grant will allow Dr. Ye He, a professor in UNC Greensboro School of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education, to work with the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and other partners in North Carolina, to build upon the state’s family engagement infrastructure to improve learning outcomes for children and their families. 

Online Master’s in Education Programs Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report

School of Education Building in the spring

The UNC Greensboro School of Education has been ranked No. 52 among the 2024 Best Online Master’s in Education Programs and No. 15 among the 2024 Best Online Master’s in Education Programs for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings mark an improvement from No. 58 and No 19, respectively, from a year ago. UNCG’s program is rated third in North Carolina, while its program for veterans is second in the state.

UNCG’s Levin Scholarship Will Open Doors, Open Minds

Aerial photo of the UNCG School of Education Building

Before her 25-year tenure at UNCG’s School of Education and even prior to earning her PhD in educational psychology, Professor Emerita Dr. Barbara Barry Levin taught elementary school students for 17 years. Her experience in that realm formed the bedrock of her teaching, research, and publishing throughout her distinguished career.

Ramos Tabbed as UNC System Faculty Fellow

Headshot of Dr. Delma Ramos next to the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education logo, all on a blue background

An associate professor in the UNC Greensboro School of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education, Dr. Delma Ramos has been selected to serve as one of three 2024 Faculty Fellows for the University of North Carolina System.