Collegiate Middle Level Association: promotes excellent teaching in the middle grades and support for middle grades teacher candidates. Activities include monthly meetings and professional development, web-based discussions and updated news from the state and national levels, and participation in professional conferences. CMLA members also enjoy fellowship and service oriented activities.
Faculty Advisors: Joyce Brigman, Hilary Dack, & Jeanneine Jones (MDSK)
CIGSPA (Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Professional Association):
The national goal to “leave no child behind” in educational achievement requires a highly qualified teaching force, and a highly qualified teaching force requires a teacher education faculty that generates new knowledge, investigates new solutions to educational challenges, and supports the professional development of the next generation of teachers. Such a teaching force also needs education leaders within school systems who support and help retain both new and experienced teachers through professional development programs, curriculum design, policy development, and data-based decision-making. The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction was designed to address these goals. The degree focuses on urban education, with particular emphasis on literacy and mathematics. The program consists of three specialty areas: literacy education, mathematics education, and urban education.
We will benefit the PhD cohorts by keeping them in touch with the other graduate programs and opportunities on the UNC Charlotte campus. We hope to help support their Urban Education research and provide opportunities for professional growth. We work to disseminate knowledge about urban students in the Charlotte Mecklenburg school system and with the community to enrich the lives of all children.
Faculty Advisor: Maryann Mraz
Phone: 704-687-8875 or 704-687-8878