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Life-long Learners. Life-long Teachers. 
If you are interested in teaching, you know it's more than a job. The best teachers make a difference by inspiring and influencing young minds, one student at a time. Queens' Cato School of Education gives you the foundation for a life-changing career in education. Our deep connections within Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools – recognized nationally as a model urban school district – offers a powerful advantage. It means plentiful student teaching options in a variety of settings that will fuel your passion and help prepare you for your first teaching position, wherever that may be. The Cato School of Education provides a unique approach that puts you in the classroom early and often. We know exposure in a variety of school environments helps you build knowledge, gain experience, and grow in confidence. Cato School of Education's learning environment features small classes, hands-on instruction and strategic clinical placements. Upon graduation, Cato alum are in-demand not only locally but throughout the state. 

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​​Student teaching opportunities exist around numerous schools throughout Charlotte Mecklenburg. 

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Cato Teaching Fellows travel all over the country to learn and observe various education institutions. Shown above, Cato Fellows pose in Atlanta, GA's Centennial Olympic Park.

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Grad​uate from a prestigious private university in North Carolina with the skills to successfully start your career as a teacher.