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.Find the Program for You
Among All Graduate Colleges of Education in the U.S.
Among All Public Colleges of Education in the U.S.
in Active Research Funding Among All Colleges of Education in U.S.
We are home to over 35 graduate degree programs
that will prepare you to advance educational change
and lead in the educational field of your choice.
- Adult and Community College Education (Master’s)
- Adult, Workforce, and Continuing Professional Education (Ph.D.)
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.Ed.)
- College Counseling and Student Development (M.Ed.)
- Community College Leadership (Ed.D. | Certificate)
- Community College Teaching (Certificate)
- Counseling and Counselor Education (Ph.D. | Certificate)
- Educational Leadership (MSA | Ed.D.)
Ranked Educational Administration and Supervision program in N.C.
Ranked Curriculum and Instruction program in the nation
Ranked Elementary Education program in the nation
Ranked Higher Education Administration program in N.C.
Ranked Secondary Teacher Education program in the nation
Online Elementary Education Master’s Program in the U.S.
"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
counseling and counselor education
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The NC State College of Education prepares extraordinary educators, counselors, researchers, policymakers, leaders and scholars who are advancing educational change and transforming the practice of teaching, learning and leading in every corner of North Carolina and across the nation and world.
The NC State College of Education offers a number of scholarships and fellowships for graduate students studying in various program areas and who are in need of financial assistance. Learn more about those opportunities.
The College of Education offers many financial assistance options for graduate students who are pursuing their advanced degrees. Students may receive financial
support through fellowships/traineeships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, service assistantships, federal work-study programs and loans.
Graduate Student News More Stories
Why I Give: ‘I Am Extremely Grateful that Others Who Came Before Me Gave Back and I Want to Do the Same for Future Generations,’ Says Doctoral Student Jennifer Houchins ‘21PHD
My Student Experience: Doctoral Student Keith Lindsay ‘22PHD Launches edTPA Support Class: Planning to Submission in 12 Weeks, With Help From Assistant Teaching Professor and Assistant Director of Professional Education Sarah Cannon ‘16PHD
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