Jul 22, 2024  
Graduate Catalog | 2024-2025 
Graduate Catalog | 2024-2025

College of Education

At the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, graduate students in the Cato College of Education have many different opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills in preparation for new educational roles and increased leadership responsibilities.  While many professional education programs lead to advanced NC licensure, other programs lead to both initial and advanced licensure, and still others are not associated with licensure.  The Cato College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the Counseling programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP).  All licensure programs are approved by the North Carolina State Board of Education.  Program graduates positively influence their peers, clients, and students; contribute to the development of effective schools and agencies for all children; and work to alleviate and prevent many of today’s educational and social obstacles.  The curricula of most of the Cato College of Education’s teacher education programs align with the core propositions, skill sets, academic language, and concepts from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). 

One of the college’s most important functions is to serve as a regional resource in education, research, and service to help address the challenges of urban schools. The college has a strong partnership with the 12 school districts in the Southwest Education Alliance and is located within the bounds of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), a large urban district.

Graduate Programs

Art Education

Child and Family Studies


Curriculum and Instruction/Middle Grades and Secondary Education

Educational Leadership and School Administration

Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation

Elementary Education

English Education

Foreign Language Education

Learning, Design, and Technology

Mathematics Education

Reading Education

Special Education

Teaching English as a Second Language

University and College Teaching

Urban Education