Program Partners

2022 - 2027 TQP Grant Project

Cato College of Education. The Cato College of Education, committed to being a national leader in educational equity, excellence, and engagement, provides faculty, staff and students with an exceptional support environment through its five academic departments, many centers, and state-of-the-art facilities. The Cato College of Education is at the forefront of educational initiatives in North Carolina.   Each year, the College is consistently in the top two of the highest producers of new teachers in the state. The NC Report Card reports candidate proficiency above the state average on four of five standards. Finally, the College of Education is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report in its top 100 graduate schools of education.
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The UNC Charlotte College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a long-standing collaborator with the Cato College of Education, is an active partner in this project through participation of its mathematics education faculty. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics will lead the design, development, and teaching of all mathematics education courses, and collaborate in the planning of PD for mentor teachers.
Office of International Programs. The Office of International Programs at UNC Charlotte strives to make international understanding, intercultural competency, and global awareness a fundamental part of curriculum.  Dr. Joe Hoff, Director of Global Education and Engagement, will offer workshops to all cohort members on intercultural competence.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. CMS is the second largest school system in North Carolina and 25th largest in the nation, thus ensuring it has the capacity each year to hire project completers. Further, CMS is a high-need district with many high-need schools, and its student population is very diverse, representing 184 countries and 204 languages. Teacher candidates who participate in the project will be placed in one of 12 strategically selected high-needs CMS middle or high schools.

 

2019 - 2024 TQP Grant Project

Cato College of Education. The Cato College of Education, committed to being a national leader in educational equity, excellence, and engagement, provides faculty, staff and students with an exceptional support environment through its five academic departments, many centers, and state-of-the-art facilities. The Cato College of Education is at the forefront of educational initiatives in North Carolina.   Each year, the College is consistently in the top two of the highest producers of new teachers in the state. The NC Report Card reports candidate proficiency above the state average on four of five standards. Finally, the College of Education is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report in its top 100 graduate schools of education.

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The UNC Charlotte College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a long-standing collaborator with the Cato College of Education, is an active partner in this project through participation of its mathematics education faculty. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics will lead the design, development, and teaching of all mathematics education courses, and collaborate in the planning of PD for mentor teachers. 

Cabarrus County Schools (CCS). Among the largest school systems in North Carolina, Cabarrus County Schools (CCS) educated nearly 33,000 students for the 2017-2018 school year, and it is experiencing tremendous growth as more and more families move to the district.  Currently, CCS is home to 20 elementary schools, eight middle schools, eight high schools, two early colleges, one preschool and one alternative school. Cabarrus County School serves 1,679 students from three census tracts in opportunity zones. All six of our partnering schools draw students from these opportunity zones. 

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Kannapolis City Schools (KCS) surrounds one of the world’s premiere centers of scientific discovery, the North Carolina Research Campus. It is an extraordinary system focused on Creating the Future. KCS gives students the tools to be world class and offers a comprehensive array of programs and resources that are unmatched anywhere in the state. KCS features a highly acclaimed STEM Academy, exclusive partnerships with the North Carolina Reseach Campus, Global Studies, a Dual Language Immersion program, A+ Arts program, Robotics, Culinary Arts, Engineering, and teachers that are rated among the most effective in the region.
 
KCS students achieve unparalleled success. KCS the home of North Carolina’s Student Apprentice of the Year, the state’s top cheerleading squad, and winners of the 2019 Governor’s Award of Distinction for innovative business partnerships that give KCS students some of the best career opportunities in North Carolina. Our students also earn millions in college scholarships each year.
 
With these outstanding advantages and the tremendous support of our families and community, KCS is Creating the Future.