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.

Recent 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
  • Dr. Rebecca Shore named 2015 North Carolina Arts Education Association Arts Educator of the Year
  • Dr. Scott Kissau named 2015 Teacher of the Year in higher education by the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina
  • Dr. Tracy Rock, associate professor of elementary education, received the 2015 UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, the most prestigious university system-wide award for superior teaching.  In 2014 Tracy was the recipient of the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence, UNC Charlotte’s highest honor for excellence in teaching. 

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