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Extraordinary Educators Prepare Here

North Carolina’s best educators prepare at the NC State College of Education. 

In every corner of the state, in all 100 counties, NC State alumni are educating children, improving schools and strengthening communities. Students who graduate from the NC State College of Education go on to become teachers, counselors and principals, as well as business owners, governors, superintendents of the year and Super Bowl winning coaches.

Meet a few of our extraordinary students and alumni.

The things I’ve learned at NC State I’m definitely utilizing in my classroom every day. I have made so many amazing connections with my students, and that trickles down to their learning.

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Valerie Ahrens ’20MAT

Kindergarten teacher who won Wake County Public School System’s 2020-21 Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher Award


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Educators Who Have Answered the Call

Over 5,000 NC State University alumni are working in all 115 public school districts in the state. Meet a few of them.