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North Carolina needs more educators. Answer the call. Choose education. Choose NC State's College of Education, where the state's most effective educators prepare.

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 the U.S.


ranked college of education in the U.S.

Advancing diversity, equity and inclusion

We’re committed to building 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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Launched in summer 2021, the Transformational Scholarships Program has welcomed its second cohort in fall 2023. The program provides scholarships totaling $40,000 over four years to promising high school students from Eastern North Carolina who will return to the region to teach after graduating from our college.

Trisha Mackey, director of the Transformational Scholarships Program, talks more about the program and how graduating high school seniors can get involved.
Congratulations to John Lassiter ’09 on being named 2022-2023 Wells Fargo Northeast Regional Principal of the Year! 🤩

In receiving the award, he was recognized for the creative strategies Hertford Grammar School, which is located in a Tier One county, employs to provide a well-rounded education for its students.

“I didn’t want a kid’s education to be dictated by the zip code that they grew up in.”