Faculty at the School of Education are expanding the boundaries of education. They have launched initiatives to extend their students’ understandings of the world, deepen their cultural competencies and learn how to build upon reflections of their experiences. Cheryl Mason Bolick is one of our faculty members working to infuse experiential education into our academic programs. She works with the North Carolina Outward Bound School to incorporate wilderness experiences – and reflection upon them – into our Master’s for Experienced Teachers program. NCOBS teachers frequently come to Chapel Hill to demonstrate to undergraduate students the power of learning from doing.
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and TechnologyAs a leading innovator, the UNC School of Education creates new learning technologies that increase accessibility for students across the state, nation and world. We offer new, high-quality and rigorous training that blends innovation, professional expertise and entrepreneurship to set the standard for 21st-century education.
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Experiential Education and Global PerspectivesWe foster a broader understanding of the world through a deep commitment to “learning by doing.” Our curriculum includes experiences that stretch students’ understandings and build upon their reflections, such as study-abroad programs, practice theory and internships that strengthen competencies and expand multi-cultural perspectives. With these forward-leaning practices, our research advances and our impact expands.
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Carolina Educator FellowsThe Carolina Educator Fellows program prepares teachers, school counselors, educational psychologists, administrators and research-scholars to solve tomorrow’s educational challenges. We recruit and empower the highest-performing students and professionals, building the momentum critical to dismantling barriers and driving the next generation.
Educational Improvement at ScaleFueled by Carolina’s broad expertise in Improvement Science, the UNC School of Education is launching the interdisciplinary Carolina Improvement Science Initiative. In a strategic, campus-wide effort, we will work with school districts, hospitals, public health departments and social service organizations to extend the benefits of our research-practice partnerships. With your help, we can address critical problems in our field and develop integrated programs for our students.
Education Data SciencesBuilding on the strength of our internationally known scholars, we are working to expand the capacity of the School to utilize the immense powers of the emerging fields of big data, data mining, and data analytics to transform educational measurement, assessment, and evaluation for the 21st century.
Whole EducationWe apply a holistic way of thinking to education, addressing the physical, economic, social and environmental circumstances of each student in their unique context. Our systemic approach ultimately works within and transforms schools and the broader educational landscape. Breaking down barriers lifts up all learners. When you contribute to education, we can lead students to success.
When she volunteered in her son’s first-grade classroom, she saw a pressing need for better ways to teach.