As a nationally top-ranked graduate school of education grounded in our land-grant mission, we offer our graduate students extraordinary opportunities to engage in research and teaching assistantships, participate in exceptional instruction and mentoring, and build connections that will help you drive educational change. Whether you complete your graduate degree online, in-person or through a mix of both, you will be able to leverage our central location in North Carolina’s capital city, Raleigh, to connect and partner with government agencies, industries and other universities, and with educational leaders and influencers across the state and beyond.

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Among All Graduate Colleges of Education in the U.S.

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Among All Public Colleges of Education in the U.S.

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in Active Research Funding Among All Colleges of Education in U.S.

Sources: 2022 U.S. News & World Report

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Programs, Program Area of Studies, Specializations, Concentrations and Tracks

We are home to over 35 graduate program areas of study, concentrations and specializations that will prepare you to advance educational change and lead in the educational field of your choice.

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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:

Ph.D. in Learning and Teaching in STEM Program Areas of Study/Specialization:

Graduate Certificate:

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#1

Ranked Educational Administration and Supervision program in N.C.

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Ranked Curriculum and Instruction program in the nation

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Ranked Elementary Education program in the nation

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Ranked Educational Psychology program in the nation

#1

Online master's programs for veterans in N.C.

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Online educational/instructional media design program in N.C.

Sources: U.S. News & World Report

"The counseling and counselor education program allowed me to gain training experience as both a counseling instructor and clinical supervisor; two critical components that have helped me transition into the role of counseling faculty."

- Regina Gavin Williams '16 PHD
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