How We Prepare Extraordinary Teachers

Students in the NC State College of Education’s teacher preparation programs acquire both deep content knowledge and enriched learning experiences that equip them to be effective from their first day in the classroom and improve student outcomes. Here’s a look at what has made the College of Education a top destination for many of the state’s most promising future teachers.

Producer of STEM educators in North Carolina based on the number of students who have passed licensure exams in STEM education

of all N.C. Teaching Fellows study at NC State, making the university home to the largest cohort of Teaching Fellows among the five host institutions in the state

College of education in North Carolina to offer a STEM-focused elementary education program, which prepares K-6 teachers to cultivate STEM skills in their students

"In our teacher preparation programs, we’re focused on important questions, outcomes and a continuous improvement process that prepares our students to become highly successful educators who make a positive difference in children’s lives. As complex and meaningful statewide measures show, our alumni are some of North Carolina’s highest performing teachers."

- Mary Ann Danowitz, D.Ed.
Dean, NC State College of Education

Performing alumni on statewide measures of teacher effectiveness such as content knowledge and leadership ability

of our elementary education graduates had a first-time passage rate on licensure exams (vs. the 83% state average) based on latest available data

of our students had a first-attempt pass rate on the edTPA -- a performance-based, subject-specific assessment that measures teacher preparedness (vs. a 88% statewide and 83% nationwide first-time pass rate)

What Sets Our Teacher Preparation Programs Apart

Meet Some of Our Alumni

One of the best indicators of the strength of our teacher preparation programs is the quality of our alumni. Meet some of our alumni who have recently won district-wide, state-wide and nation-wide teaching awards.

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