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North Carolina needs more educators. Answer the call, and choose education. Choose NC State’s College of Education, where North Carolina’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. (U.S. News)

Our Strategic Plan 2023-2030: Transforming Education for All

Drawing on NC State’s Wolfpack 2030: Powering the Extraordinary strategic plan, the College of Education has developed a strategic foundation centered on focus areas: innovation, interdisciplinarity, inclusiveness, and impact.

Young students at a science outreach event
Students make their way across campus on the first day of classes for the fall 2020 semester. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

“If anybody is considering going into education, I would say their first stop should be the NC State College of Education.”

– Terry Hennings ’15MAT

2023 Wake County Public School System Teacher of the Year

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! 

Thanks to all the future, current, and former teachers and other education professionals out there who chose education. That includes all our students, alumni, and instructors. You are the best! None of us would be here without educators. 

Thank you for choosing education! Thank you for caring!