In the School of Education (SOE), your success is our top priority. You will benefit from world-class faculty members who are recognized both nationally and internationally in their field as well as high-impact, engaged learning like internships, practicums, and research, each uniquely tailored to help you accelerate a vibrant and rewarding career. All of this is in a student-centered and inclusive SOE community where everyone has opportunity to thrive.

The SOE prepares not only teachers, but principals, librarians, information scientists, researchers, ASL interpreters, counselors, educational administrators, evaluators, and instructional designers. The programs in the SOE are wide-ranging and are housed in one of our five departments – Counseling and Educational Development; Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations; Information, Library, and Research Sciences; Specialized Education Services; and Teacher Education and Higher Education.

Undergraduate Experience

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The School of Education offers undergraduate programs in the following fields:

• K-12 and Special Education Teacher Preparation
• Deaf Education and Advocacy for the Deaf
• American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting
• Information Science and Information Analytics

School of Education Supports

Undergraduate students have access to a team of advisors who are ready to help you remain on your path to success. Other supports – including Praxis Core preparation sessions, tutoring in American Sign Language, preparation for the Pearson Reading Test and Foundations of Reading exam, as well as tutoring for students in Math 112 and LIS courses – are available to students through the Academic Support Hub.

The School of Education faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students be successful during their time at UNCG and giving them the skills needed to continue that success following graduation.

Graduate Experience

Students engage in a group discussion in a CED master's class

The School of Education offers graduate programs in the following fields:

• K-12 and Special Education Teacher Preparation
• Early Childhood Education
• Principal and School Leadership Preparation
• Cultural Foundations, Educational Equality, and Social Justice
• Library and Information Science
• Instructional Technology and Design
• Evaluation, Assessment, and Research Methodology
• Counseling and Counselor Education
• Higher Education Administration

Research Opportunities

Within the School of Education, numerous graduate assistantship opportunities, both paid and unpaid, are available to students. Among the experiences that graduate assistants are able to have are: research alongside faculty members in their area of interest, attending and presenting at conferences both in the United States and internationally, serving as tutors to local school students, and working in the Vacc Clinic.

Experiential Learning

School of Education students on a study abroad experience in Finland

Student teaching, internships, and practicums are hallmarks of a student’s experience in the School of Education. Those hands-on opportunities help prepare our students to enter the workforce with real-world experience.

Our students, at both the graduate and undergraduate level, also have the ability to participate in research alongside School of Education faculty members.

Many School of Education students, both graduate and undergraduate, are able to spend time abroad – possibly for a semester or summer session – as part of a short-term program led by a faculty member, or attending and presenting at international conferences. In 2022-23, a total of 24 School of Education students participated in a study abroad experience.

Among the nations that School of Education students have travelled to are:

• Australia
• Brazil
• Canada
• China
• Finland
• France
• Germany
• South Africa
• United Kingdom

Committed to the Success of our Students

Fulfilling a desire from our undergraduate students for further tools to help them be successful, the Academic Support Hub provides additional supports for School of Education students by offering tutoring services in a variety of areas. Students can obtain extra assistance in ASL, Math 112, CSC 120, and in preparing for Praxis exams.

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SOE SCHOLARSHIPS & FUNDING

A variety of financial aid is available to our students, including scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. We invite you to explore the many scholarship and funding opportunities offered in the School of Education.