Topics: UNC School of Education

The UNC School of Education offers a combined undergraduate and graduate degree, undergraduate minor, doctoral degree and post baccalaureate degree. They prepare students for teaching anywhere from early childhood to higher education. The school was formally established as a professional school in 1913. It has the third largest number of alumni at nearly 20,000.

Political banners outside Peabody removed with haste


Outside of Peabody Hall Sunday night, students stood in protest of the School of Education's silence on social justice issues that directly affect students. 

UNC sees increase in teaching program enrollment


Black students have higher graduation if taught by black teachers, study finds

Low-income black students are far more likely to graduate high school and consider a college education if they have had black elementary school teachers, a new study finds.

School of Education offers experience-based masters program in lieu of bachelor's degree

The class of 2017 will be the final class that will have the option to attain a bachelor’s degree in education.

Cooper proposes teacher pay raise


Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday his plan to take steps to increase average teacher pay without raising taxes.

NC State University and UNC-Chapel Hill partner to license teachers


An online program will shorten the amount of time it takes lateral entry teachers -who have been hired to teach in NC schools but not yet fully licensed to work in classrooms- from around three years to one year.

Q&A with author Jackson Olsen on his new book about teaching in the state


Jackson Olsen is the founding principal of Henderson Collegiate High School, a former teacher with Teach for America and a doctoral student at the UNC School of Education.

New dean of UNC's School of Education will be Fouad Abd-El-Khalick

UNC announced today that the new dean of the School of Education will be Fouad Abd-El-Khalick, who currently works at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

North Carolina education fails according to new report

North Carolina’s public education system received a failing grade from a recent report published by the Network for Public Education.

School of Education dean candidate talks about the need for STEM education


Fouad Abd-El-Khalick, a candidate to become dean of the School of Education, spoke about the importance of partnership, leadership and innovation to a packed room Wednesday.

School of Education dean candidate schools crowd on why he should be dean


Christopher Morphew, one of three candidates to become the School of Education’s new dean, expressed his ideas to expand the academic potential of the school on Monday

School districts sue state for alleged misallocated $46.4 million

More than 30 school districts filed a lawsuit earlier this month against the state of North Carolina for $46.4 million that was allocated to the court system instead of the schools.

Entrepreneurship and education come together in new master's program

UNC officials say the new Master of Arts in educational innovation, technology and entrepreneurship, which was introduced on Monday, is the first of its kind in the U.S. 

School of Education student wins Dean Smith Opening Doors Fund’s scholarship


Alexandria Johnston, a graduate student in UNC’s School of Education school counseling program, recently won the first scholarship from the Dean E. Smith Opening Doors Fund.

School of Education dean to step down in January

The search is on for a new dean in the UNC School of Education.

NC schooled on teacher treatment

North Carolina ranked worst in the country — save West Virginia — for teachers in 2015, according to a recent WalletHub report. 

NC teacher scholarship would target rural school districts

As the last graduates of the N.C. Teaching Fellows program are handed their diplomas in May, a bill currently in the state Senate might help fill the void left by the popular college scholarship.

NC General Assembly might discuss funding for Teaching Fellows

As the last N.C. Teaching Fellows graduate this spring from UNC-CH, the N.C. General Assembly might consider whether the future of such a program will walk away with them.

Report says teacher education lacks rigor

The National Council on Teacher Quality recently released a report implying that teacher education programs are less rigorous than other fields of study — but some education deans are disputing the findings.

Only 9 male undergraduates are education majors at UNC


The population of undergraduate men in UNC’s School of Education can be counted on two hands.

Education schools see drop in enrollment in NC


As teachers continue to leave North Carolina for more enticing opportunities, the number of students pursuing education degrees in the state follows a similarly dismal trajectory.

UNC School of Education receives $3 million donation

Battling a tight budget, the UNC School of Education received some much-needed support from a former faculty member.

5-year curriculum for new education majors


Incoming freshmen planning to major in education should start rearranging their schedules — they’ll be the first class in the UNC School of Education required to stay for a fifth year.

Education panel encourages teachers to find solutions amid budget cuts


Education experts urged teachers Tuesday to offer their own solutions for improving schools in light of numerous changes proposed by state legislators.

School of Education increases size of elementary teaching program

The School of Education’s acceptance rate remained consistent with previous years, but the school added four seats in its elementary education program this year in response to a competitive applicant pool.