Dr. Holt Wilson, an associate professor in the UNC Greensboro School of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education, was recently honored for his contribution to mathematics education in North Carolina with the W.W. Rankin Award. This distinction is bestowed annually by the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) and is the organization’s highest honor.

Developing high-quality and well-prepared teachers is a priority for the School of Education at UNC Greensboro. Doing so by reducing potential financial barriers for students is also key. By combining these priorities, the School of Education developed the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows program, a scholarship opportunity for incoming freshmen students wishing to major in select education programs.

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.

Backed by funding from the William T. Grant Foundation, Dr. Edna Tan, Hooks Distinguished Professor of STEM Education at the School of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education at UNC Greensboro, will conduct research with her team into designing and studying new modes of empowering parental engagement in STEM teacher-parent partnerships.

Looking to improve the success of multilingual learners, Dr. Ye He, a professor in the UNC Greensboro School of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education, has been awarded a nearly $250,000 grant from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.