Each May, the UNC School of Education sends its graduates into classrooms, schools, institutions of higher education, education organizations, and more — across North Carolina and the U.S., and around the globe — to make the world a better place through education. The members of the Class of 2021 will create positive impact in the lives of their students and the communities in which they live. They will work to solve education’s most pressing and persistent problems. They will innovate. And they will do all of this to ensure every learner has the opportunity to reach their maximum potential. The Class of 2021 will Propel the World.
UNC School of Education graduates have the opportunity to participate in an in-person, ticketed ceremony on Saturday, May 15, in Kenan Stadium on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Learn more about Carolina’s Commencement 2021 ceremonies.
Meet the UNC School of Education Class of 2021 below.
These Human Development and Family Studies graduates leave Carolina with knowledge and skills to advocate for the well-being of children, youth, and families in diverse contexts. Many are going on to careers and graduate programs in human services, counseling, allied health, and education.
Graduates of the Music Education program combine their love for music as a performing art with a commitment to providing young people avenues to explore, thrive, grow, and develop to the full extent of their desires and capabilities in classroom settings.
Our Master of Arts in Teaching graduates regularly go on to become some of North Carolina’s most highly effective teachers. In addition to rigorous coursework, each of these graduates has spent the past year in a student teaching internship in an area school.
After completing a personalized program of study with a site-based internship, our Master of Arts in Educational Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship are prepared for careers that will push the boundaries of education and a variety of industries.
These Ed.D. in Educational Leadership graduates leave the School as experienced, practice-focused education professionals with understandings, skills, and knowledge to effectively drive school and district — and additional professional settings — improvement with a focus on student success and well-being.
Our Ph.D. in Education graduates — across four different concentrations — leave Peabody Hall as skilled educational researchers prepared to interrogate and investigate education’s most pressing and persistent challenges.