Our vision is to be a national leader in educational equity through excellence and engagement.


More than 2,000 students enrolled in programs in the College of Education.


115 full-time faculty provide instruction, conduct research, and contribute to both the university and the community through service.

selected Alumni Awards

Recent faculty awards

  • Dr. Heather Coffey received the 2020 Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Dr. Chuang Wang received the 2018 Harshini V. de Silva Graduate Mentor Award
  • Dr. Diane Browder received the 2018 Special Education Research Award from the Council for Exceptional Children.
  • Dr. Jeanneine Jones received the 2018 North Carolina Association for Middle Level Education Distinguished Service Award
  • Dr. Zoi Philippakos received the 2017 New Graduate Alumni Award from the University of Delaware (UD)
  • Dr. Chance Lewis was selected as 2016 recipient of the Harshini V. de Silva Award. The award is presented annually to the faculty member who best exemplifies the commitment de Silva, a former UNC Charlotte professor, displayed to graduate student mentorship.
  • Dr. Sejal Foxx named 2015 North Carolina School Counselor Association Counselor Educator of the Year

Research Centers and Institutes

  • Center for Adolescent Literacies
  • Center for Educational Measurement and Evaluation (CEME)
  • Center for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Education (CSTEM)
  • Multicultural Play Therapy Center
  • National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (OSEP, US-DOE)
  • The Urban Education Collaborative