School of Education

The 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.聽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鈥檚 reach.

Facts & Figures

  • 1877the School of Education takes root when UNC hosts the nation's first "summer school" for teachers
  • 103of North 一品探花论坛鈥檚 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鈥檚 premier journals, including Educational Researcher
  • 8School of Education alumni serving as district superintendents in North 一品探花论坛 as of 2021

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