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Choose Education

North Carolina needs more educators.
Answer the call.

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.

Meet some of them and find a program for you.

Most effective


Our alumni who are teachers in N.C. public schools rate the highest in effectiveness on surveys of school employers.

100% passage rate


Graduates of our teacher preparation programs have a 100% passage rate on the edTPA — a performance-based, subject-specific assessment that measures preparedness.

100% job placement

We have a 100% placement rate of graduates seeking employment in the field of education. 

5,311

NC State alumni work
in N.C. public schools

1,515

public schools in N.C.
where NC State alumni work

115

of 115 public school districts in N.C. where NC State alumni work

Choose Education, Too.
Become an Educator.

We offer over 50 undergraduate, graduate and certificate options across our three departments that will prepare you to be a highly effective educator.

Why Did You Choose Education?

Share why you chose the field of education and show your NC State College of Education pride on social media. Just tag your photos #WhyIChoseEducation on your Twitter or Instagram accounts. Entires submitted between now and Oct. 8 will be entered into a random drawing for a prize package that includes a T-shirt, clear stadium bag, bottle chiller, and phone grip.

Educators share their why 
Moving up 😎.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

Join the @aaculturalcenter this week to commemorate the legacy of #MLK
Congratulations to our Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association for returning from the TEECA Eastern Regional Conference with multiple awards including two first-place finishes in the Teaching Lesson and Integrative STEM categories! 👍