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University shifting to use of 'B.A.Ed.'

What’s in a name? In the case of a Carolina bachelor’s degree in education, it’s a switching of the places of an ‘A’ and a ‘B.’

For many years, bachelor’s degree recipients in Education received a degree with the abbreviation “A.B.Ed.” But, in 2010 UNC moved to a new data system and the abbreviated name for a Carolina degree in Education was changed to “B.A.Ed.”

Same degree. Different abbreviation.

Alumni who read their Slate and Online Slate newsletters closely will see the different abbreviations popping up – for example, you may see a story or class note about a graduate from the Class of 1984 who is listed as having an A.B.Ed. and next to it is an item about a 2011 graduate who obtained a B.A.Ed.

It’s not a typo. It’s not a mistake. It’s just a different shorthand name for the same degree.