University Catalog 2023-2024

College of Education


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.

What sets our College apart:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education hosts the local chapter of 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 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.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in a number of the College of Education's Study Abroad opportunities 


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. (

For more information about our college, visit our website.

College of Education
208 Poe Hall
2310 Stinson Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695



  • Paola Sztajn

Associate Dean

  • Karen Hollebrands, Research and Innovation
  • John Lee, Faculty and Academic Affairs
  • Hiller A. Spires, Executive Director, The Friday Institute
  • Anona Smith Williams, Student Success and Strategic Community Engagement

Assistant Dean

  • Lilia Collazo, Finance
  • Erin Horne, Professional Education and Assessment


  • Tish Attayek, Director of Research Development
  • Mandy Blackmon, Director of Human Resources
  • Amanda Beller, Director of Advising
  • Cherry Crayton, Director of Marketing & Communication
  • Matt Friedrick, Executive Director of Development
  • Stephanie Jackson, Director of Research Management
  • Ajaya Jones, Coordinator, Global Programs
  • Open, Director of METRC
  • Mark Williams, Director of Education IT