School of Education

Carolina’s School of Education is committed to realizing the transformative power of education. Our students become leaders in education and their communities. We are a community of researchers, practitioners and students deeply dedicated to educational opportunity for all.

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Education propels the world

The School of Education works to address the most difficult and complex educational questions and issues through cutting-edge research, development and engagement. We approach our scholarship with a determination to inform current educational practices, programs and policies. We strive to imagine better futures, and work toward a society where a great and transformative public education is accessible to all — lifelong, lifewide; and where wellbeing, health and prosperity are within everyone’s reach.

Facts & Figures

  • 1,877the School of Education takes root when UNC hosts the nation's first "summer school" for teachers
  • No. 21as ranked by U.S. News & World Report among schools of education at public universities
  • No. 17special education program as ranked by U.S. News & World Report
  • No. 20secondary teacher preparation program as ranked by U.S. News & World Report
  • 103of North Carolina’s 115 school districts had School of Education graduates working in 2017