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Over 5,000 NC State University alumni are working in all 115 public school districts in the state. Join them and make a lifelong impact on others. 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.

Advancing diversity, equity and inclusion

We’re committed to building a more diverse, inclusive and supportive community.

students walking on campus
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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How We Think and Do

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When they’re not in class, our Transformational Scholars have the opportunity to engage in a variety of community building activities. This month, they painted their masterpieces at @cheersnpaintcary.
🎥: Transformational Scholar Josh Webb
Incoming 📬!

Congratulations to our admitted students! Keep an eye out for your mailboxes. Student Anyah Moore, an elementary ed major and @ncstateteachingfellows, gives you a sneak peak of what’s to come. 

 #RunWithThePack #ExtraordinaryEducatorsPrepareHere