Joshua Avery

Teacher Education Advising and Licensure
Assistant Director for Graduate Initial Licensure
COED 121


Joshua Avery has been an Academic Advisor in the College of Education since 2004.  As a student, Josh completed both, his undergraduate degree in History with a Concentration in Secondary Social Studies and a Masters of Arts degree in Liberal Studies here at UNC Charlotte. His advising experience ranges from working with newly admitted undergraduate students to recommending graduate candidates for admission to teacher licensure programs.  Currently, he advises students interested in the Graduate Certificate in Teaching program, alternative licensure candidates, and those considering steps towards the Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program.  His longevity within the college makes him an instrumental resource for students and staff across campus when questions about graduate programs arise.

Josh enjoys sporting events and spending time with his family.  His passions include working with youth in civic services and helping develop long-term initiatives that promote positive influences in urban communities. 


Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Bachelor of Arts in History, Concentration in Secondary Social Studies, Minor in Sociology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Dean’s Advisory Committee
Council on University Community Working Group (CUCWG)
UNC Charlotte - Teach for America Partnership
Future Teachers Day
Levine Scholars Applicant Review Committee

Areas of Interest and Research

Teacher Preparation Programs and Initiatives to Encourage Parental Involvement
Mentoring, Positive Encouragement and Educational Enrichment for Youth