High Quality Teacher Preparation
- In the top 5 of teacher production for North Carolina
- Graduates are employed in 98% of North Carolina LEAs
- 93% of graduates who took NC teaching positions in 2013 are still teaching
- First College in North Carolina to be accredited under the new national standards develop by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
- Received national recognition for nine commendations for outstanding teacher preparation programs and initiatives
High Performing Teachers
- 100% of elementary graduates passed the new rigorous licensing exams (statewide pass rate 67%)
- 82% of NC State teachers meet or exceed their student growth expectation (Standard 6)
- 26% exceed the student growth expectation, among the highest of any teacher preparation program in NC
Serving North Carolina Public Schools
- Leading the Digital Transformation of Education in NC through our Friday Institute
- Developing a National Model for elementary STEM teacher development through the ATOMS grant
- Creating a robust school leadership pipeline through the Northeast Leadership Academy (NELA)
- Supporting novice teachers through the NC State Beginning Teacher Institute
The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
Digital Transformation of Education
Through our Friday Institute, we led the development of North Carolina’s K-12 Digital Learning Plan with funding from state government.
The goal of the Digital Learning Plan is to build upon the existing foundation to develop a coherent long- term strategy that sets directions and priorities, supports innovation, and provides resources to enable the State’s educators and students to benefit fully
Accomplished Teachers of Math and Science (ATOMS)
STEM Teaching & Learning
Development of a national model for elementary STEM teacher development, a $3 million NSF grant.
The ATOMS research team is studying the development of teacher candidates as they progress through the elementary education program into their first years of teaching. The project examines pre-service teachers’ development in the areas of science and mathematics content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, self-efficacy beliefs, and teaching practices.
Northeast Leadership Academy (NELA)
School Leadership & Systemic Change
Since 2010, the Northeast Leadership Academy (NELA) was awarded $14 million in grants to develop, deliver, and research strategic partnerships to create robust leadership pipelines.
The goal of NELA is to increase student achievement by preparing and retaining principals to serve as instructional leaders in rural high-poverty, historically low-performing schools. NELA 2.0 creates a comprehensive leadership development and succession plan for the consortium of 13 high-need school districts in Northeast North Carolina.
Beginning Teacher Institute (BTI)
Supporting New Teachers
The College of Education has committed time and resources to supporting beginning teachers throughout the state of North Carolina through one of our signature programs the Beginning Teacher Institute. Our BTI is focused on providing support to new teachers in an effort to both improve performance and assist in retention.
The NC State BTI includes a three day summer institute and follow up sessions during the school year to support new teachers in organizing, planning, implementing, and analyzing instruction. Topics for the Institute are practical and based on participant input. Facilitators and speakers are successful, practicing teachers including the North Carolina Teacher of the Year as well as faculty and staff from the College of Education.
Currently ranked #52 by US News & World Report, but by preparing high quality educators and school administrators, and serving North Carolina Public Schools our impact is beyond measure.