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

Program Effectiveness

The Teacher Education Programs at Queens are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Learn more about program effectiveness

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

Cato students

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