The vision of the Cato College of Education is to be a national leader in educational equity, excellence and engagement. The College is committed to preparing teachers, counselors and school leaders who will provide all youth with access to the highest quality education possible and meet the needs of all students, regardless of their backgrounds.
Cato graduates are successful in all varieties of school and community environments, and have been consistently recognized for their achievements through district and statewide honors, including the last two Teacher of the Year awards at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
Cato faculty are committed to excellence in research, classroom training and field instruction, ensuring students have both the theoretical understanding and hands-on experience to succeed after graduation. The Cato College of Education is currently the top producer of new teachers in North Carolina.