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School of Education

The UNC School of Education is committed to realizing the transformative power of education and is, in turn, redefining what it means to educate. Our community of dedicated researchers, practitioners, students and alumni take leading roles in their work to ensure educational opportunity for all.

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Education propels the world

The UNC School of Education works to address the most pressing, persistent and complex educational questions and issues through cutting-edge research, educator preparation, innovation and community engagement. That work takes a wide view of education, drawing from a number of scholarly fields in an effort to inform and advance educational practices, programs and policies. We strive to image better futures for all learners and educators. We do so in support a society where transformative education is accessible to all, lifelong and lifewide, and where well-being, health and prosperity are within everyone’s reach.

Facts & Figures

  • 1877the School of Education takes root when UNC hosts the nation's first "summer school" for teachers
  • 103of North Carolina’s 115 school districts had School of Education graduates working in 2021
  • No. 14as ranked by U.S. News & World Report among schools of education at public universities
  • 6faculty members lead some of education’s premier journals, including Educational Researcher
  • 8School of Education alumni serving as district superintendents in North Carolina as of 2021

Around Campus

  • North Carolina flag flying over South Building.

    A message from the chancellor: More than one path to success

    "As a public university, our obligation is bigger than just our own graduates. Not everyone can study at a place like this, and there can’t be just one promising pathway to success. We are focused on building those pathways not just for our students, but for people across our state."

  • People standing in a research lab.

    Bioelectronics meets medicine

    Assistant professor Wubin Bai and his team have developed a novel, bioelectronic technology that will improve patients’ lives, helping to safely automate and lower the burden of post-recovery care.

  • South Building

    A message from campus leadership: Protecting safety on campus and in the community

    "Carolina has a history of navigating tough issues and, together, we will continue making progress to enhance community safety and improve lives across our community. We take a lot of pride in being one of the best college towns in the nation, and we will do everything possible to maintain that recognition."