By Cherry Crayton | Jun 12, 2014 |
As North Carolina’s chief academic offic, REBECCA GARLAND (’81 MED) is second in command when it comes to public education in the state, behind only Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson. Garland’s office implements policset by the government and state Board of Education and oversees assessment and accountability, teacher education programs and anything related to curriculum and instruction. “Teaching is the hardest thing you can do,” she says. “I think that’s the thing we need to remember: We come up with all these innovations, but at the end of the day, the people who have to do it are the ones who have the hardest jobs.”
By Billy Ligget | Jun 12, 2014 |
The School of ducation received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer online the aster of Education in elementary, middle grades (language arts, math, social studies), secondary grades (English, math, social studies) and K-12 (physical education). “Graduates from our many initial teacher licensure programs, including students completing alternative initial licensure programs at the graduate level, have been asking for an online master’s degree option due to accepting teaching positions that have taken them to work in schools all across the state and beyond,” said Sam Engel, assistant dean of the School of Education and coordinator of the school’s online programs.