The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
School of Education

Academic Departments

Counseling and Educational Development (CED)

The students and faculty of the Department of Counseling and Educational Development are a diverse community of learners collaboratively engaged in research, scholarship, leadership, and service in the counseling profession. Our collective goals are to prepare professional counselors committed to providing culturally competent counseling services that enhance the mental health and well-being of families, groups, couples, and individuals across the lifespan, and to advocate on behalf of our clients and our profession.

Counseling and Educational Development List of Careers

Master’s in Counseling and Educational Development Degree:

School Counselor

Career Counselor

College and University Counselor

Substance Abuse Counselor

Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Couple and Family Counselor


Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision:

Faculty member of Counselor Education

Private Practitioner

Consultant to industry

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Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC)

The Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations is concerned with issues of educational theory, cultural analysis, educational leadership and school organization, educational policy, and curriculum studies. The department seeks to prepare thoughtful and effective leaders in education through programs of study that are interdisciplinary in focus and that emphasize questions of moral concern, the cultural context of education, and a reconstructive vision for excellent and equitable schooling.

Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations List of Careers

University Professor

Community College Professor

Assistant Principal


School District Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent

School District Director and other District leadership positions

Community Agency leader

Community Activist

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Educational Research Methodology (ERM)

The Educational Research Methodology Department (ERM) specializes in educational measurement and psychometrics, research design, program and policy evaluation studies, educational statistics, and the application of research methodology to address educational questions. The ERM Department offers programs in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation leading to a master’s or doctorate degree.

Educational Research Methodology List of Careers


Data Analyst/Data Manager

Research Coordinator

Assessment Specialist

Program Evaluator




Senior Data Analyst

Senior Program Evaluator

Research Scientist

Project Director

Director of Assessment

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Library and Information Studies (LIS)

The UNCG Department of Library and Information Studies (LIS) connects people, libraries, and information through research, teaching, and service to enrich living and working in a global environment.

Library and Information Studies List of Careers

Master of Library and Information Studies Degree:

Traditional Careers

Public Service Librarian

School Media Specialist


Reference Librarian

Freelance Information Consultant

Non-Traditional Careers

Emerging Technologies Librarian

Database Specialist

Cultural Heritage Information Manager

User Experience Librarian

Learning Commons Coordinator

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Specialized Education Services (SES)

The mission of the Department of Specialized Education Services is to prepare exceptional professionals who value and support the dignity and rights of all individuals through excellence in community-engaged teaching, research, and service.  We have four major program areas including: Birth-Kindergarten, Professions in Deafness, Special Education Teacher Preparation and the Ph.D in Special Education.

Specialized Education Services List of Careers

Advocates for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing


Teacher of students who are deaf or hard of hearing

Early childhood teacher/director

Early intervention provider

Family specialist/advocates

Early childhood consultants

Special education teachers

Special education faculty at colleges and universities

Special education researchers and policy analysts

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Teacher Education and Higher Education (TED/HED)

The Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education provides the academic and practical preparation for educational leaders from the elementary grades to higher education in the dynamic and diverse contexts of educational institutions. The ultimate purpose of education is to ensure students’ intellectual, cultural, and social growth so that they may become active, reflective citizens.

Teacher Education and Higher Education List of Careers

Elementary School Teacher

Middle Grades School Teacher

K-12 English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Teacher

School Administrator

Student Affairs Administrator

Community College Administrator

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