Why Did You Choose Education?
The question is simple. Your answers are powerful.
Educators and leaders share why they chose the profession of education — and how they’re working to change the world one student, one school and one community at a time. Browse their stories. Share your own.
"I want to effect change; I want to study more about empathy and the role that empathy plays in our lives. I want to help more people.”-- Bredell Moody, Ph.D. student in counselor education
“I chose the field of education because I want to inspire the next generation. I want to help students pursue their dreams and change the world.”-- Abigail Earp, mathematics education and mathematics double major
“Teachers impact the world. Teachers are educating the people that go on to be neurosurgeons, or the president. I think it’s so cool that teachers are the ones who foster the growth of people who go on to do such amazing things.”-- Summer Thompson, middle grades education major
“Kids really just want to be seen and recognized. I realized that as a teacher, I could do this for 160 kids a year. Is there a bigger impact you can make on the world?”-- Rachael Debnam-O’Dea, Ph.D. student in teacher education and learning sciences
"As a high school student who was at risk my teachers became my parents. They made a huge difference in my beliefs regarding the importance of education and continued to pour into me as I went through school. It definitely made a difference in my life and I wanted to do the same for someone else."-- LaTeisha Jeannis '07, assistant principal at Garner Magnet High School
You want to make a difference in the lives of more children and families. The NC State College of Education can help.
For 90 years, NC State Education has led the way in reducing achievement gaps and ensuring the educational success of all learners across their lifespan. Whether you’re new to education or already in the field, we can equip you with the skills, knowledge and experiences you need to amplify your impact.
Explore how North Carolina’s leading college of education can help you jumpstart or advance your career through a profession where you will change lives.