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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. 


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

Educators share their why 
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! 

Thanks to all the future, current, and former teachers and other education professionals out there who chose education. That includes all our students, alumni, and instructors. You are the best! None of us would be here without educators. 

Thank you for choosing education! Thank you for caring!