The College of Education’s graduate programs educate, innovate and inspire future leaders of the classroom through hands-on learning and solution-driven research, technology and scholarship.

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Leading the Nation

NC State is a national leader of innovative degree programs complete with world-leading faculty and groundbreaking collaborative research. College of Education alumni are among the leading minds in the field of education today – forging paths in the areas of teaching, learning and educational leadership.

Our students engage with real-world problems through original research opportunities, comprehensive extension and engagement activities, and partnerships with governments, industry and other universities.

Those partnerships include our joint effort with the N.C. Community College System and the John M. Belk Endowment to train the next generation of community college leaders.

The MAT Program

The College of Education also offers a master of arts in teaching (MAT) degree in three departments — ELPHD, STEM Ed and TELS — and in the additional subject of English as a second language. The MAT program is an accelerated teacher licensure program that leads to an additional teaching license and a master’s degree.

Graduate Student Resources

NC State provides an experiential education environment that transforms our students from the apprentices to the scholars. With facilities like the cutting-edge Hunt Library and the all-new Talley Student Union, we equip students with innovative places to research and bring community alive while building on the traditions of our hallowed places.

Graduate students can also visit the Office of Graduate Student Support Services located in Poe 505. This office provides resources, services, and events that serve graduate students socially and academically across the college.