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Explore Our Graduate Options

As a nationally top-ranked college of education and research powerhouse grounded in our land-grant mission, we are home to over 35 graduate fields of study that will prepare you to drive educational change, advance the educational success of all and lead in the educational field of your choice.

Find the right graduate program or concentration for you.

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STEM Ed Technology Design Education class

Master of Education in STEM Education Concentrations:

Master of Education in STEM Education or Master of Science in STEM Education Concentration:

Doctor of Education

Ph.D. in Learning and Teaching in STEM Concentrations:

Graduate Certificate:

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Prepare to drive educational change at one of the best colleges of education in the world.


among all colleges of education in N.C.


among colleges of education in the U.S.


among all colleges of education in the world

Sources: 2025 U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Subject Rankings: Education and Educational Research

I chose the NC State College of Education because I saw very early on in my doctoral program search that they were committed to diversity and changemaking in education. I wanted to study at a school that was ready to make the necessary changes towards a new kind of education โ€” one designed to serve everyone.

– Jayla Moody

Ph.D. student in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development

Office of Graduate Student Success

Our Office of Graduate Student Success is located in Poe 505 and provides resources, services and events that serve graduate students socially and academically across the college and helps build a community among the graduate student population.

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๐Ÿ˜Ž #NCState28 chooses education!

We welcomed the class of #NCState28 at our New Undergraduate Student Orientation last week. See anyone you know? ๐Ÿ‘€

#ExtraordinaryEducatorsPrepareHere @applyncstate
โœจ โ€œThis trip was transformative.โ€

โœˆ๏ธ Josh Webb is one of eight Transformational Scholars who went to Costa Rica this summer. For two weeks, he took intensive Spanish classes, engaged with local preschools and service programs, and immersed himself in Costa Rican culture through homestay experiences, dance classes and rainforest excursions.

โค๏ธ For Josh, this experience deepened his appreciation for other cultures. โ€œIt enhanced my language skills and cultural competence and inspired me to incorporate global perspectives into my teaching,โ€ the middle grades English language arts and social studies education major said. โ€œAs a future educator in eastern North Carolina, I am committed to fostering an inclusive and dynamic learning environment, drawing on the lessons and experiences from this incredible journey.โ€

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Thank you for creating this reel and sharing your experience with us, Josh. And thank you to the Anonymous Trust for funding Transformational Scholars' first international trip. Pura vida!

#ExtraordinaryEducatorsPrepareHere @ncsu_transformational_scholars