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At the NC State College of Education, we invest in research that pushes the cutting edge of education innovation.

Research Projects

Transforming Our Understanding

Research in the College of Education is transforming our understanding of a range of topics, from K-12 classroom advances to literacy training and education policy to teacher evaluation. With support from the National Science Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and other partners, we’re making discoveries that will reshape education in America, from the classroom to the halls of Congress.

Two-thirds of our tenure-track faculty are leading research, serving as principal investigators, co-principal investigators or senior personnel on sponsored projects. Their work crosses disciplinary lines: in addition to studies of educational theory and practice, they partner with researchers elsewhere at NC State and around the world on projects in the sciences, engineering, humanities and social sciences, design and more.

Top 12%

Nationally In Active Funded Research and Research Scholarly Activity (Academic Analytics)

Learn about our faculty’s focus areas

Supporting the Research Lifecycle

Transformational research relies on a solid foundation. The College of Education has built a robust research infrastructure to help faculty find funding, plan their budgets, identify and connect with partners.

Our faculty have access to the tools to see a project through, from initial proposal to final publication: