Dean’s Office

Message from the Dean

Educate. Innovate. Inspire. At the NC State College of Education, pioneering research and personalized education meet. We are a small college inside a large university that has it all for graduate and undergraduate students.

The college is propelling pedagogy forward. Graduates from our master’s and doctoral programs are the next-level thinkers who will lead tomorrow’s education system. Our faculty are putting real-world research to work on the problems and challenges of education in our diverse society as our teachers and leaders graduating from our programs are priming the pipeline for the next-generation workforce.

We focus on student and faculty quality, making us very competitive with our research peer  institutions. We are especially proud that so many of our faculty and graduate students have received significant recognition for their research over the past year and that over 67% of our faculty receive external funding for their research and development work.

At NC State, ideas become solutions. We unite bold thought with purposeful action and use the results to overcome society’s grand challenges. It is a place where we urge faculty, staff and students to ‘Think and Do.’ It is this experiential education that ensures graduates leave us ready to lead the workforce, be change agents and confident in the knowledge that NC State consistently rates as one of the best values in higher education.

Our core mission is to impact education at all levels. The College’s programs emphasize real world experience through original research opportunities, comprehensive extension and engagement activities and partnerships with governments, industry and other universities.

We are committed to achieving high goals for the greatest good for the College and the educational success of North Carolinians who need us the most to have a promising future.

Go Pack!

Dr. Mary Ann Danowitz
Dean, College of Education
NC State University