SOE Global

In the School of Education (SOE) at UNC Greensboro, we are dedicated to global engagement. Our dedication to global engagement is supported by the SOE Global initiative, which is a network of resources and services specifically designed to help promote and facilitate global engagement in the SOE.

Activities and functions of SOE Global are overseen by the SOE International Committee.

International Faculty and Staff Network

The International Faculty and Staff Network works in collaboration with the University Teaching and Learning Commons  and International Programs Center to create resources and provide networking opportunities for international staff and faculty while also supporting internationalization efforts across campus.

International Students

Explore a transformative learning experience that leads to innovation and discovery through engagement with communities that promote equity and diversity.

Study Abroad

Develop a global perspective by traveling abroad. Visit classrooms, meet current and pre-service teachers, and experience the world of education. 

Smiley Global Education Ambassador

The Smiley Award recognizes excellence among SOE students who actively participate in internationalization efforts.

Global News & Events

  • Growing Teachers Around the World Through IGNITE
    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
    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.
  • Families Celebrate Completion of Spanish Heritage Language Academy
    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.

Please see the calendar list below to find out more about global events that are being offered both in the School of Education and across campus as well as days of observation.

Tuesday, August 15th

  • First Day of Classes (Fall 2023)

SOE Global