UNC-Chapel Hill believes all admitted students can thrive in college, graduate, and grow into lifelong learners.Learn more about how we define success
What is Thrive@Education?
The Thrive@Education curriculum is a collection of new and long-standing courses for undergraduate students designed to help them be successful at Carolina and beyond. Courses are taught by Education faculty, Student and Academic Affairs and campus professionals, as well as talented doctoral students. There is no application process and courses are open to all undergraduate students.
The signature course is EDUC 101 First Year Thriving, an introductory course for first years on learning, development and well-being that connects to UNC resources. T@E also offers upper level undergraduate courses with in-depth extended content on learning (EDUC 150, 330, 387), well-being (EDUC 231) and emerging adulthood (EDUC 349). With key partners, we also offer a comprehensive career development sequence (EDUC 111, 211, 311, and 411) and specially designed courses to help students transfer (EDUC 301), engage (EDUC 230) and navigate transitions (EDUC 130, 320) at UNC-CH.
More courses are coming soon!
Promote UNC-CH undergraduate student success and well-being
Strengthen, deepen and systematize our School of Education engagement with the campus-wide efforts of Thrive@Carolina
Frequently Asked Questions
Student Advisory Board
Larissa BurkeJunior, Anthropology
Jack DeckerFirst Year, Undecided
Ronald Harris, Jr.Senior, Psychology
Emily HillardJunior, Education
Aliyah JordanJunior, Exercise and Sports Science
Daniel LigonsJunior, Communications
Ashton MartinSophomore, Political Science and Exercise and Sport Science
Academic Affairs Chair, Undergraduate Student Government
Bonnie OpdykeJunior, Nutrition
Bekah PoundsJunior, Psychology
Olivia SmithSenior, Business Administration
Stacy SimmonsJunior, Biology
Jacob ThomasSenior, Computer Science
Faculty/Staff Advisory Board
Why the Big T@E?
"...the existence of the big toe enables the normal walk and an ideal trajectory.." (Takemura et. al., 2003).
Much like what your big toe offers your foot and body, Thrive@Education (T@E) provides the stability and alignment you need for a balanced academic, co-curricular and personal life at Carolina. What you learn in Thrive@Education will help you better bear the weight of your course load, strengthen your ability to manage your daily lives, and feel more grounded in the foundation of who you are in order to propel forward. Most of all, we hope to see you THRIVE.
Takemura, H., Khiat, A., Iwama, H., Ueda, J., Matsumoto, Y., & Ogasawara, T. (2003, October). Study of the toes role in human walk by toe elimination and pressure measurement system. In Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 2003. IEEE International Conference on (Vol. 3, pp. 2569-2574). IEEE.