Applied Developmental Science and Special Education (ADSSE) Ph.D.

The Applied Developmental Sciences and Special Education Ph.D. concentration/strand provides a rigorous theoretical and interdisciplinary foundation for aspiring scholars driven to advance knowledge about human development from early childhood through adolescence.

Baccalaureate Education in Science and Teaching (BEST) minor B.A. or B.S.

Carolina undergraduates majoring in mathematics or science can take coursework which allows them to get their N.C. secondary school mathematics or science teaching license while they work to earn their degree.

Birth-Kindergarten (BK) Licensure

The add-on licensure program in B-K/Pre-K is designed for early childhood professionals who want to earn credentials for teaching young children

Culture, Curriculum, and Teacher Education (CCTE) Ph.D.

The Culture, Curriculum and Teacher Education Ph.D. concentration/strand is designed for scholars and researchers who will study the linguistic, social and cultural contexts of education from classrooms to communities.

Education Ph.D. Ph.D.

The Ph.D. in Education offers four concentrations/strands that produce educational researchers trained to interrogate, investigate and meet the challenges facing schools and other educational environments today.

Educational Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (MEITE) M.A.

MEITE prepares you to propel the future of educational innovation by combining the learning sciences with the latest advancements in technology to produce high-quality edtech products, services, and content aligned to industry needs.

Educational Leadership Ed.D.

The Ed.D. program is designed to equip experienced and practice-focused educational leaders with understandings, skills and knowledge to effectively drive improvement in school systems and other professional settings.

Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Studies Curriculum Option

The Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Studies prepares students to conduct rigorous, thoughtful, careful and credible qualitative research.

Human and Organizational Leadership Development (HOLD) B.A.

Hone the critical thinking, creative problem solving, collaboration and communication skills that will enable you to be a dynamic organizational leader. 

Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) B.A.Ed.

HDFS is a bachelor's degree pre-professional program that will empower you to pursue further education or join careers to improve the lives of children, their families, and their communities.

Interprofessional Graduate Certificate in Improvement Science and Implementation Curriculum Option

The Graduate Certificate is interprofessional by design. It prepares practicing professionals and degree-seeking students from across education, healthcare, and social services to achieve better outcomes by combining knowledge about “what works” with the know-how for enacting organizational change.

Learning Sciences and Psychological Studies (LSPS) Ph.D.

The LSPS program prepares graduates for research careers developing new understandings of how people learn, how technology can be used to enhance learning, and what classroom designs maximize student learning.

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) M.A.T.

Carolina’s MAT is grounded in rigorous academic and clinical experiences that will help you expand and build your professional knowledge and skills in preparation for becoming an educator.

Master of Education for Experienced Teachers (MEdX) M.Ed.

The ECIFS specialty area of the MEdX program is designed for working early childhood professionals motivated to refine and expand their practice, with options for currently licensed teachers and for those seeking initial licensure.

Minor in Education Minor

The Minor in Education allows you to deepen your knowledge and develop a critical understanding of educational issues and apply them across a wide array of career opportunities.

Organizational Learning and Leadership Ed.D.

The online Ed.D. in Organizational Learning and Leadership program empowers working professionals with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to achieve organizational goals through a human-centered leadership approach.

Pathway to Practice NC (P2PNC) Licensure

Pathway to Practice NC is a joint program between UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University designed to help residency licensed teachers on a residency/temporary license in North Carolina schools earn their teaching certification.

Policy, Leadership, and School Improvement (PLS) Ph.D.

The Ph.D. in Policy, Leadership and School Improvement produces scholars, administrators, and analysts who are prepared to take leadership roles in K-12 systems, universities, research organizations and policy-making bodies.

Pre-Master of Arts in Teaching (Pre-MAT) Affiliation Option

Pre-MAT is an early affiliation option for current UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate students. When you apply to affiliate with our Pre-MAT program, you are eligible to receive graduate credit while pursuing your bachelor’s degree.

School Administration M.S.A.

The MSA is designed for educators who are striving to assume leadership positions and to help their communities pursue a vision of educational equity and support for all learners.

School Counseling M.Ed.

Become licensed to be a school counselor through a program that focuses on building students' strengths and advocating for environments that foster positive youth development.

School Psychology Ph.D.

The School Psychology doctoral program integrates field experience in an intensive program that prepares students as researchers and clinicians proficient in assessment, intervention, prevention, and program development. Graduates are eligible to seek licensure as a psychologist.