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Become an Extraordinary Educator

Whether you are new to the field or an experienced educator, at NC State's College of Education you will learn from world-class faculty, develop leadership skills and prepare to leverage your passion and interests to make an extraordinary impact on the lives of others, schools and communities.

As a research powerhouse grounded in our land-grant mission, we prepare extraordinary educators, solve educational problems and increase the educational success of all learners across North Carolina and beyond


producer of STEM educators in North Carolina

Top 5%

in active research funding among colleges of education in U.S.


ranked public college of education in U.S.

Advancing diversity, equity and inclusion

As as a land-grant College of Education, we have a unique responsibility to confront racial injustices and build a more diverse, inclusive and supportive community.

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Students make their way across campus on the first day of classes for the fall 2020 semester. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

“I chose the NC State College of Education because it is the best college of education in North Carolina and one of the best in the nation.”

– James Daniels ’21

teacher at East Cary Magnet Middle School

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Meet our new interim dean, Paola Sztajn.
"As interim dean, I want to help the college keep moving forward as well strengthen a few values that I hold very dear, which are shared governance, transparency and open communication. These ideas are important to me, and I really believe there is an opportunity to strengthen them in the college in a way that makes us even stronger.
I want to help the college continue its growth trajectory. I hope to work very closely with the leadership team and the faculty, staff and students to identify priorities that are of immediate need so that the college is at an even better place when we get a permanent dean."
Thank you, Dean Danowitz. 
Today, Mary Ann Danowitz steps down as dean of our college, an experience she describes as the highlight of her five-decade career in education.