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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. 

I honestly believe that there’s no other college of education that’s better than the one at NC State. Going into my first year of teaching, I felt like I had so much knowledge in my head that I just couldn’t wait to get started.

Cristina Chase Lane

Christina Chase Lane ’18

Third-grade teacher who won Wake County Public School System’s 2018-19 Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher Award

College of Education Students during a Mathematics Field Day.

Students who graduate from the NC State College of Education go on to become teachers, counselors, principals and community college presidents of the year; governors; business owners; and even Super Bowl winning coaches. Meet a few of our extraordinary students and alumni.


The NC State College of Education leads the way in North Carolina in preparing extraordinary educators.


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“I believe it is a privilege and honor to be a teacher because teachers are the ones who make all professions possible.”

– Lance Atkinson ’18MAT

Johnston County Public Schools’ 2019 Outstanding First-Year Teacher

Meet Lance 

Preparing Extraordinary Educators to Make an Extraordinary Impact

At the NC State College of Education, over 1,700 students study across 60-plus degree programs that equip them to be educators and leaders who champion the educational success of all. Meet a few of them.

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“That is what [NC State University] has always done and should always do — reach out to families of ordinary North Carolinians with the promise that their sons and daughters will have a chance to become all they can be at this remarkable place we call NC State.”

– Wendell Murphy ’60

NC State Trustee, Murphy Family Farms Chair, and Former State Legislator and Teacher

Meet Wendell 

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