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Queens is committed to preparing future teachers who think critically and embrace diversity, who are leaders within and beyond the classroom, who will be prepared to adjust to the dynamics within our changing world, and who will participate meaningfully in a global society.
Cato School of Education Fellows are provided the opportunity to receive an engaging, top-notch liberal arts education, through our signature internship and student abroad programs. Fellows are also afforded a variety of educational experiences that will transform their lives and prepare them to be highly successful teachers of 21st century students. We firmly believe these undergraduate opportunities not only enrich the overall experience for our Fellows but will supplement the educational experiences of the lives they touch in the classroom.
Cato fellows experience academically and culturally enriched experiences that extend beyond the regular college program. Fellows visit locations around our nation to further develop their global awareness and become more culturally knowledgeable. Cato fellows have opportunities to visit schools and learning communities around our nation to broaden their educational lens and strengthen their understanding of school culture, climate, and pedagogy. Fellows visit the Ron Clark Academy in Georgia. Fellows collaborate with faculty to propose visits to schools around the nation. Fellows have travelled to renown schools in San Francisco, Washington DC, and New York City. These unique learning experiences help future educators develop a greater appreciation for the population of students they will teach and further embrace diversity.
Cato Fellows live the Queens University of Charlotte mission statement “Non ministrari sed ministrare” - Not to be served, but to serve through their personal Action Leadership and Service Plans. Fellows plan, implement, and reflect on their personal action plan. Through this project, fellows have the unique opportunity to develop their leadership skills; instill a deeper sense of mission, service, and professionalism; and improve the overall image of education.
Cato School of Education Fellows have the option to obtain North Carolina teacher licensure in one of the following programs offered through the Teacher Education Program in the School of Education: elementary education and in high school subject areas of Physics, Earth Science, Science, Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Math, Social Studies, Spanish K-12, and French K-12.