Cato School of Education

Life-long learners. Life-long teachers.



From day one, Queens is committed to providing hands-on, experiential learning to its students. This is especially true for students in the Cato School of Education. While obtaining a firm foundation, Cato students are empowered to practice methodologies while developing their own intentional teaching philosophies. Student quickly learning that leadership development is at the forefront of our programs. Our programs are positioned to prepare students for a successful and fulfilling career in education—with supportive, reputable and highly-qualified faculty, close partnerships with local schools and a distinctive curriculum.

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs


The minor is available to students majoring in biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics or social studies who are interested in teaching their respective content area at the high school level.


Other Programs

"The support of my professors throughout the experience enabled me to improve my lesson plans each time and gave me the confidence to push not only myself, but also the students in my clinical placements. I finished the semester feeling confident that I can be an effective teacher in the future and knowing that the foundations laid by my professors in the Cato School of Education will lead to rewarding and valuable learning experiences." -Julie Mansius '17

Cato School of Education

Cato School of Education Board of Advisors

Ann Clark, Superintendent, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Alejandra Garcia, Principal, Nations Ford Elementary School

Glenda Jones, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, Cabarrus County Schools

Edward Poe, Partner; Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein LLP

Lauren Fowler, Principal, Myers Park Traditional Elementary School

Sherry Sigmon, Retired Principal, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

John Tate, Former Member, NC Board of Education

Dr. Ricky Woods, Senior Minister, First Baptist Church West

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