The UNCG SOE Advantage
Exceptional Experiential Learning
To prepare our students to have successful careers, experiential learning is a cornerstone of our students’ experience that cuts across all of our programs. Our students gain valuable practical experience with local organizations and school districts through internships, field placements, practicums, and related community engaged scholarship. We also embed extensive hands-on learning opportunities in on-campus coursework through our specially designed centers of experiential-based learning, such as:
- the SELF Design Studio for maker-based education,
- the Vacc Counseling and Consulting Clinic for training in counseling-related areas,
- and the Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Services for training in data analysis and evaluation.
A Center of Research & Innovation
The SOE is a leader in advancing innovations for positive impact, and our students work within this innovative environment on a daily basis. Our students not only learn from faculty who are at the forefront of advances in research, but also have the opportunity to be directly involved in research and community-engaged activities that are at the cutting edge of teaching and practice.
A Commitment to Transforming Lives
At the core of the SOE is a commitment to making a positive impact on individuals and communities through providing access to life’s opportunities and advancing our path towards equity and social justice. This commitment shapes the educational experiences of our students, and also guides our efforts in being a pivotal catalyst in strengthening the well-being of our region. We strive to leverage the collective expertise within the SOE to generate a measurable impact on our region, and our students are engaged in activities tied to every step of this process.
An Engaged Community
We are an engaged community of students, scholars, alumni, and community partners working collaboratively towards solutions for a more equitable society. Through this community, our students are able to work side-by-side with faculty members, make valuable connections with alumni of our programs, and gain rich experiences through engaging with community partners. Our students benefit from being a part of this community through enhanced opportunities for learning and building important professional networks aligned with their career interests.