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.


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: U.S. News & World Report


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.

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STEM Ed Technology Design Education class

  • Engineering and Technology Education (M.Ed. | Ph.D.)
  • Mathematics Education (Master’s)
  • Mathematics and Statistics Education (Ph.D.)

ELPHD Department student

  • 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.)

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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.

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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