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College of Education

NCSU Box 7801
Raleigh, NC 27695-7801


The College of Education is a voice of innovation for learning across the lifespan. We prepare professionals who educate and lead. Our inquiry and practice reflect integrity, a commitment to social justice, and the value of diversity in a global community.


The College of Education will lead the way in North Carolina in increasing opportunities for success in education and reducing achievement gaps.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Undergraduate degree programs that lead to a public school teaching license are offered in elementary education (K-6), mathematics education (9-12), middle grades education(6-9) (language arts, social studies, math, science), science education (9-12), and technology engineering and design education(7-12). In addition to being admitted to a curriculum, all teacher education candidates must meet program and unit requirements for admission to candidacy in teacher education (including a minimum 2.75 overall grade point average after completing 45 semester hours) and for admission to student teaching (including a minimum 2.75 GPA overall.)

All teacher education students must successfully complete a set of core courses (ED 204, ED 311, ED 312, EDP 304, ELP 344) as part of their professional studies course work. Candidates for licensure must also complete the edTPA and a required number of non-credit professional development activities. 

The College of Education also jointly administers teacher preparation programs with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (Agriculture Education, 7-12) and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (English, 9-12 and World Languages, K-12). Candidates enrolled in these affiliated programs must also complete the college core courses, edTPA, and non-credit professional development activities.

Students enrolled in a natural science or a mathematical science curriculum have the option of double majoring in the Department of Science,  Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education  to earn a license to teach (6-9 or 9-12).

In addition, the College of Education offers graduate programs in:

  • Adult and Higher Education
  • New Literacies and Global Learning
  • Counselor Education
  • Higher Education
  • Curriculum and Developmental Supervision
  • Middle Grades Education
  • Educational Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education
  • Technology, Engineering and Design Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education
  • English Education
  • Training and Development
  • Instructional Technology

The College also offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) for individuals who have degrees in other fields but wish to pursue a program leading to a master's degree and an initial teaching license. The MAT program includes elementary education (K-6), English as a second language (K-12), English education (9-12), math education (9-12), middle grades education (6-9), science education (9-12), secondary social studies education (9-12), special education: general curriculum (K-12). Candidates for licensure must also complete the edTPA and a required number of non-credit professional development activities.

See the Graduate Catalog or contact faculty members for information on graduate programs. Public schools post-master’s licensure programs are available in some curricular areas.

All of the bachelor’s level and graduate level licensure programs are approved by the North Carolina State Board of Education. The college is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling & Related Programs (CACREP) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. (CAEP).

The College of Education is located in Poe Hall. It includes a Media Center and Instructional Computing Labs. The building houses laboratories for technology engineering and design education, reading, science, counseling and testing activities.

Student Success and Advising Center (SSAC)

The  Student Success and Advising Center provides professional advising for all freshman, sophomores and transfer students in programs within the College of Education. The SSAC also serves as a resource for all College of Education students by offering services and programing such as student success workshops, student engagement opportunities and leadership development opportunities. Advisors are trained professionals who can supply valuable information about majors, courses, careers, requirements, policies, social life, academic support and transition issues.

Scholarships and Awards

Through the generous support of corporations and friends, the College of Education is able to offer over 45 scholarships to our undergraduate and graduate students each year based on merit and/or need. Scholarship amounts range from $1,200 to $5,000. High school counselors receive information for all College of Education scholarships.

Find more information about Scholarships and Awards online (

Honors Society

Kappa Delta Pi

The College of Education maintains the Omicron Rho chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education. It elects those to membership who exemplify high academic achievement and exhibit the ideals of scholarship, high personal standards, and promise in teaching and allied professions.

Contact Dr. Drinda Benge for more information. E-mail:

EPSILON PI TAU International Honor Society for Professions in Technology

Epsilon Pi Tau recognizes student excellence in the study of technology and technology education and prepares practitioners for the technology professions. The Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education hosts the local chapter Alpha Pi. (

Contact Dr. Cameron Denson, Chapter Trustee, for more information, E-mail:

SAY Village

The college and University Housing have partnered to provide a living and learning residential experience for first year students called Students Advocating for Youth (SAY Village). Housed in Syme Hall, this experience targets students interested in working with elementary-aged youth. No matter what the major or aspirations for the future, advocating for youth spans many fields of study. For more information, visit the Say Village website ( Additionally, sophomore students who return to SAY Village and live in Syme Hall comprise what is known as the “DAY” portion of the program - “Determined Area Youth.” The DAY component enables those students returning to SAY to teach self-advocacy skills to area middle school youth.

International Activities

Faculty members have been involved in overseas projects in China, Ghana, Honduras, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, Puerto Rico, Russia, and South Africa. Some of the foreign language teacher education students spend a year in France or Spain in an exchange program. International students in several of the education programs and elsewhere at NC State participate in on-campus, multi-cultural opportunities. The College of Education has begun extensive efforts at globalization that will include opportunities to study abroad and student teach in countries such as China, Brazil, and other sites. You can find more information about the College of Education's Study Abroad opportunities online. 


All of the bachelor’s level and graduate level licensure programs are approved by the North Carolina State Board of Education. The college is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. (CAEP). Please visit the College of Education's website. (


Mary Ann Danowitz

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Ellen S. Vasu

Associate Dean, Research and Innovation

Paola Sztajn

Associate Dean, Student Success and Strategic Community Engagement

Anona Smith Williams

Assistant Dean, Professional Education and Accredidation

Michael Maher

Assistant Dean, Finance

Lilia Collazo

Executive Director of Development

Ann Horner

Executive Director, Friday Institute

Glenn Kleiman

Director of METRC

Kerri Brown Parker

Director of Knowledge Management

Malina Monaco

Director of Advising

Tremaine Brittian

Director of Research Development

Beth Cassedy

Director of International Initiatives

Ivonne Chirino-Klevans

Director of Marketing and Communication

Cherry Crayton

Director of Research Management

Stephanie Jackson

Director of Education IT

Andy Raynor