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TESOL Grad Named RCS Teacher of the Year

Walter Moore, 2023-24 Rockingham County Teacher of the Year, sits on a wall for a photo

After earning degrees in anthropology and linguistics, along with minors in environmental studies and Spanish, from UNC Greensboro in 2004 Walter Moore embarked on a winding career path that would ultimately bring him to the point where he was recently named the Rockingham County Schools Teacher of the Year.  


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.


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.


Harrison, Hogan Named Recipients of 2023 Smiley Award

Smiley Award Recipient badge

The Smiley Award, which supports global educational opportunities for current School of Education undergraduate and graduate students, has been presented to undergraduate student Dauria Harrison and graduate student Kevin Hogan. These students will represent the SOE as Global Education Ambassadors through international or local engagement.


School of Education Students Claim Awards at Annual Graduate Research and Creativity Showcase

TEHE graduate student Chibor Chibor presents at the annual Graduate Research and Creativity Showcase

Three School of Education students walked away with honors at the completion of the annual Graduate Research and Creativity Showcase held by the UNC Greensboro Graduate School on Tuesday, April 4. Earning recognition were Chibor Chibor (Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education), Paula Hernandez (Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations), and Natasha Monteith (Department of Educational Research Methodology).


New Academic Support Hub to Provide Services to SOE Students

The SOE building with spring buds on the trees

Undergraduate students in the UNC Greensboro School of Education can now take advantage of new support services thanks to the launch of the SOE Academic Support Hub. The center is the combined work of the SOE Office of Student Success, Michel Family Teaching Resources Center, Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education, Department of Specialized Education Services, and Department of Library and Information Science.


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.


Critical Thinking in Classrooms

Sarah Born engaging with her 4th grade students during a critical thinking exercise in which she integrates her previous law experience into the mix.

The din of adolescent chatter fills Sarah Born’s fourth grade classroom as small groups discuss which laws there should be for a hypothetical new colony on Mars. They excitedly debate what should be this new society’s norm and what’s reasonable to expect of its citizens. This small group discussion is the first step in one of Born’s critical thinking exercises for her students.


UNCG Ranked as a Top School for Online Master’s in Education

Online Master's Degree 2023 ranking badge

The University of North Carolina Greensboro School of Education has been recognized as one of the top-50 schools for most affordable online learning at the master’s level by OnlineMastersDegrees.org (OMD). UNCG’s education programs earned top honors for overall quality, affordability, and commitment to student success.