The mission of North Carolina Central University's School of Education is to prepare candidates academically and professionally to assume socially responsible positions that advance the general welfare of North Carolina people. The university is committed to serving its historical population of African American students as well as an increasingly diverse clientele. The School of Education's conceptual framework, "Preparing Educators for Diverse Cultural Contexts," under girds the school's curriculum and represents the faculty's commitment to preparing teachers to teach children from all racial, cultural, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds. The program is also designed to engender in graduates the ability to see the social and political implications of their actions and the social contexts in which they are carried out. The paradigm further supports the notion that graduates use their skills and knowledge to promote greater equality, justice, and humane conditions in schooling and society.
This mission applies to all professional education programs at the University including those housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Unit is considered to be all professional education programs, with the unit head being the Dean of the School of Education. As such, The School of Education is the academic unit responsible for all NCCU teacher education programs. Departments in the School of Education include: Counselor Education; Communication Disorders; Educational Leadership, Research and Technology; Curriculum Instruction, and Professional Studies; and Special Education.