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About Us

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Our Mission

The College of Education is a voice of innovation for learning across the lifespan. We prepare professionals who educate and lead. Our inquiry and practice reflect integrity, a commitment to social justice and the value of diversity in a global community.

Our Vision

The College of Education will lead the way in North Carolina in increasing opportunities for success in education and reducing achievement gaps.

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Our Impact

Through our academic, research and outreach programs, we work to ensure all learners — from their childhood through adulthood — are positioned for lifelong success.


producer of STEM educators in North Carolina

Most effective

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in education research funding in North Carolina

Sources: N.C Department of Higher Instruction, UNC Educator Quality Dashboard, U.S. News and Academic Analytics

Our core mission is to impact education at all levels. We are committed to achieving high goals for the greatest good that includes the educational success of all learners across North Carolina and beyond.

Mary Ann Danowitz

Mary Ann Danowitz, D.Ed.
Dean, NC State College of Education