As a land-grant institution, NC State’s College of Education has long been focused on advancing equity and increasing opportunities for success in education. In fact, our mission states that “our inquiry and practice reflects a commitment to social justice and the value of diversity in a global society.” We carry out that mission through the extraordinary educators we prepare, the transformational research we conduct and the life-changing outreach we provide. 

As recent health, social and economic crises have further revealed and exacerbated racial inequities and injustices, we have reaffirmed and intensified our commitment to our land-grant mission to advance diversity, equity and inclusion and to become an anti-racist college.

Here are some ways we are working to build more equitable, inclusive and supportive schools, colleges and communities where every learner has the opportunity to thrive.

Preparing Extraordinary Educators

We’re diversifying the education workforce and preparing culturally responsive educators who work in communities with greater needs but fewer resources through our degree programs, life-changing student experiences and other initiatives.


Conducting Transformational Research

We’re driving educational change and transforming the practice of teaching, leading and learning through research, publications and other scholarly activities related to equity and diversity.


"Living in a time of COVID-19 and when racial injustices are in broad public view, it’s more critical than ever for us to lead the way in improving education and in preparing educators who are part of the solution in addressing these challenges."

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

Providing Life-changing Outreach

We’re working to build more equitable, diverse and supportive communities within our college and across North Carolina through outreach, community engagement and other initiatives.