Message from the Dean

Present, informed. Futures, transformed.

Welcome to the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Our community of students, faculty, and staff is deeply committed to the shared mission of realizing equity of educational access and outcomes for all learners in our increasingly diverse communities—locally, statewide, nationally, and globally.

We challenge ourselves to address the most difficult and complex educational questions and issues across the P–20 continuum through cutting-edge research, development, and engagement. We approach our scholarship with a determination to inform current educational practices, programs, and policies. We strive to imagine better futures, and work toward a society where a great and transformative public education is accessible to all—lifelong, lifewide; and where wellbeing, health, and prosperity are within everyone’s reach.

Our professional preparation programs educate teachers, principals, and school psychologists and counselors of the highest caliber. Our graduate programs prepare researchers and professionals who join the ranks of peer research universities and various educational enterprises. Equipped to succeed in their professions, our graduates emerge as leaders in their institutions and communities, and mindfully contribute toward continually improving and transforming them.

We are the proud bearers of a long tradition of innovation and success, a tradition that is a source of strength. Now more than 130 years young, ours is the fourth oldest professional school of the nation’s first public university.

I warmly invite you to connect with the School of Education at Carolina and to consider joining our community. We would love to hear from you, whether to explore our academic programs, learn about our impactful scholarship, seek to partner with our transformative initiatives, support our mission and work, invite us to visit with you, or just to discuss your passion for education.

Fouad Abd-El-Khalick
Professor and Dean