We offer distance education graduate degrees, certificates, and teacher licensure programs in our core academic strengths. Our Distance Education programs are the full equivalent of our campus programs; they receive the same accreditation as campus programs and are taught by NC State faculty. They provide maximum schedule flexibility, allowing you to enhance your current workplace skills or prepare for a new career. This is particularly important for students who are unable to attend campus-based classes due to geographic location, work schedules, or other life circumstances. Delivery methods vary as programs may be off campus or online.
Masters: Educational Leadership
NC State’s program in Educational Leadership for school administrators is designed to improve the quality of K-12 schools by preparing leaders who are dedicated to educational excellence and equity.
Masters: Elementary Education
The Master of Education (MEd) and Master of Science (MS) programs in Elementary Education are designed for those who already hold a current teaching certificate.
Masters: Science Education
This distance education graduate program is intended for pre-college teachers (Grades 6-12), community college instructors, and informal educators or others who work in areas of science education.
Masters: Technology Education
Technology Education graduates are mentored to assume leadership roles that allow them to make significant differences in professions that encompass technology.
Masters: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
We prepare students who can work with professionals in different fields to promote wellness and benefits of the clients.
Masters: College Counseling and Student Development
The program produces culturally competent counselors and counselor educators who work collaboratively to help children, adults and families, and build healthier communities.
Masters: School Counseling
We prepare students to work as school counselors will demonstrate the professional knowledge, skills, and practices necessary to promote the academic, career, and personal/social development of all K–12 students.
Certificate: Counseling Education
Our certificate program allows students to learn in a flexible environment, with flexible online classwork, without the hassle of traffic and on-campus parking.
Certificate: Learning Analytics
Expand your expertise in educational research and evaluation methods through this 12-hour, fully online graduate certificate program.
Licensure: Business & Marketing Ed
The Initial Licensure Program in Business and Marketing Education is a 12-credit hour online program designed specifically for provisional licensed teachers currently in a Business and Marketing classroom.
Masters of Arts in Teaching
The MAT program is an accelerated teacher licensure program that leads its graduates to both an initial teaching license and a Master’s degree in as little as a year and a half (full time).