Engaged University

Preparing Leaders for the State, Nation,& World

Driving Innovation in Energy & the Environment

Education and youth


Advanced Technology

Expertise in the center is focused in the areas of information security, business intelligence, software engineering, extreme programming, networking, wireless technologies, autonomic computing, power visualization, business analytics, sensor-based systems, and display technologies. The research goal is to create concepts, methods and tools for use in the analysis, design and implementation of advanced computer and communication systems.

Bilingual Education: Training for All Teachers

This project provides teacher training and support for those teachers within the State of North Carolina seeking English as a Second Language licensure.

Capital Area Writing Project

Designed for teachers across disciplines and grade levels, the Capital Area Writing Project (CAWP) provides an intensive summer forum for sharing practical classroom strategies for using writing as a learning tool and for enhancing composing ability. Sessions for the Institute will be held 5 days a week, 8:30 a. m.to 3:30 p. m. Activities include:

  • writing of all kinds, from journals to position papers

  • presentations by Institute faculty and qualified consultants

  • demonstrations of effective teaching strategies

  • peer group responding and editing

  • professional reading

  • weekly social activities.

Continuing & Professional Education (CPE)

CPE offers quality continuing education opportunities in a flexible, comfortable and affordable environment. CPE operates on a fee for services basis depending on rental and registration fees to cover the majority of costs of doing business.

Distance Education & Learning Technology Applications ( DELTA)

DELTA promotes the quality of education by extending the reach of the faculty, collaboratively applying expertise in technology and pedagogy in an efficient, effective, and service-oriented environment.

Educational Talent Search & Upward Bound

Upward Bound is an early intervention pre-college program that helps students prepare for higher education. Upward Bound brings high school students to college campuses after school, on the weekends, and during the summer to receive instruction in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages. Tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, and work-study programs are additional components to the Upward Bound Program.

Encore Center for Lifelong Enrichment

Encore Center for Lifelong Enrichment provides a variety of noncredit short courses, lectures, special events, and study trips for adults age 50 and up. Over 70 programs are presented each year, and previously videotaped courses are also available.

4-H Youth Development

  • Master skills to make career and life choices.

  • Connect to communities and learn to give back to others.

  • Mature in self-discipline and responsibility.

  • Learn to better understand themselves.

  • Become independent thinkers.

  • Develop lifelong friendships and long-term relationships with caring adults.

Friday Institute for Education Innovation

Bringing together students, teachers, researchers, policy-makers, educational professionals, and other community members, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation is a center for fostering collaborations to improve education.

INPREE - The Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education and Engagement

The Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education and Engagement is a multidisciplinary center devoted to strengthening the capacity of nonprofit organizations and nonprofit leadership through research, education and engagement.

Institute for Next Generation IT Systems

Expertise in the center is focused in the areas of information security, business intelligence, software engineering, extreme programming, networking, wireless technologies, autonomic computing, power visualization, business analytics, sensor-based systems, and display technologies.

Kenan Fellows for Curriculum and Leadership Development

The Kenan Fellows Program is an innovative model to promote teacher leadership, address teacher retention and advance K-12 science, technology and mathematics education. Kenan Fellows are public school teachers selected through a competitive process to participate in a prestigious two-year fellowship - all while remaining active in the classroom. During these two years, Kenan Fellows work in partnership with distinguished scientists, university faculty and the NC Department of Public Instruction, developing curriculum and teaching resources that bring cutting-edge research into the hands of students.

MEGA: Middle Educators Global Activities

The focus of MEGA is to provide teachers greater opportunities to improve their technology skills and focus on specific content areas in addition to interdisciplinary projects specific to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Though founded with a focus on middle grades, MEGA has expanded its scope, and we welcome and encourage K-12 teachers to participate. Free membership includes listserv, Web site and workshops.

NC-MSEN Pre-College Program

The NC-MSEN PreCollege Program enrolls 450 middle grades and high school students in year-round enrichment activities. The mission of this program is to keep underrepresented students on a college-bound track leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension: 4- H Youth Development

Through 4-H, more than 241,000 young people in North Carolina learn new skills and serve their communities each year. 4-H offers clubs, special interest programs, summer camps, school enrichment and after-school child care. Guided by North Carolina Cooperative Extension educators and adult and teen volunteers, 4-H'ers gain knowledge, skills and experience that help them become responsible citizens and leaders. See also NC 4H Youth Development .

NCSU Libraries

The NCSU Libraries is the gateway to knowledge for the North Carolina State University community and partners. The Libraries' collections reflect the historic strengths of the University as well as its vision for the future.

NC Japan Center

Conduct K-12 teacher training workshops on teaching about Japan and East Asia, maintain and circulate library of print, video, and artifact educational resource collection, conduct school visits, host visits by classes, develop educational materials: Living in 21st Century Japan; Japan-North Carolina Connections. Offer non-credit Japanese language classes.

Non-Degree Studies

Credit Programs and Summer Sessions serves as the contact point for individuals who wish to enroll in on-campus and Distance Education credit courses, as well as Summer Sessions course offerings, without formally applying for admission to NC State. Services provided include

  • registration assistance

  • advising consultation by phone, e-mail, and in person

  • math

STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

The STEM Initiative offers our faculty a world-class qualitative research lab as well as current statistical software and expert assistance with the analysis of data. We hold a growing library of pedagogical materials, academic journals and research handbooks. Faculty release time is available, along with funds for conference travel. We also sponsor visits by leaders in educational research and pedagogies. In return, our faculty develop state-of-the-art instruction, publish extensively, and travel internationally to provide advice to universities and government agencies on research-based instructional methods.

Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs and its units offer a wide variety of internationally-focused programs and activities. Programs are available to NC State students, faculty and staff, and international students and scholars. Many are also available to North Carolina community members.

Online Tools for Schools

The Office of School Services in the College of Education operates as a clearinghouse for Web-based and other educational technology projects. Online Tools for Schools provides an entry to our Internet-based materials for K-16 education.

Outreach, Communication and Consulting

Outreach, Communications and Consulting (OCC) staff, as well as staff from many other OIT units, has been getting the word out about campus IT offerings, computer security, recommendations for new and used computers, cable TV and phone service and lots more.

School University Collaboration & Commitment to Excellence in
Educator's Development (SUCCEED)

SUCCEED resources are based on theory and research principles, called the Integrated Learning Framework, described in all the materials. SUCCEED resources can be applied across the career span and across disciplines to prepare:

  • Mentors for beginning educators

  • Instructional leaders in schools

  • Supervisors of pre service educators

  • Peer coaches for experienced educators


An innovative project linking scientists, teachers and students, SCI-LINK is a model project for translating the results of current scientific research into teaching content and practices. It offers workshops in air and water quality topics including acid rain, ozone, carbon dioxide, global warming and global environmental change.

The Science House

The Science House is NC State's statewide K-12 science and mathematics outreach program. The mission of The Science House is to increase student enthusiasm for science by partnering with K-12 teachers to emphasize hands-on inquiry-based learning. The Science House offers teacher professional development programs, student science activities, and science teaching materials. Science House offices are in Asheville, Lenoir, Fayetteville, Raleigh, Jacksonville and Edenton.

Shelton Leadership Challenge Institute

The Shelton Leadership Challenge Institute is offered to rising ninth through twelfth grade youth with a grade point average of 3.0 or better. The program is an intense 5 ½ day experience for youth who are current leaders and aspire to be greater leaders in the future. Youth will explore areas of values-based leadership focusing on Leadership Roles and Accountability, Team Building, Leadership Styles and Situations, Motivating Others, Citizen Responsibility, Integrity as a Leader, Public Speaking, Changing Behaviors, and Goal Setting. Reflection is a key component for each exercise and daily review. Students are placed in leadership roles and participate in a 360° evaluation conducted by the Coach, Mentor, Trainers (CMTs) and Peer Leaders.

Undergraduate Academic Programs

The Division of Undergraduate Academic Programs (DUAP) helps undergraduates make the most of these years at NC State by offering programs that can enhance intellectual and personal development while providing academic or career assistance.

Upper Coastal Plain Learning Council (UCPLC)

The Upper Coastal Plain Learning Council (UCPLC) was formed to provide higher educational opportunities through a collective effort of the University of North Carolina, the North Carolina Community College System and the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities in order to achieve the UNC-Tomorrow recommendations to increase access to higher education through UNC institutions and Community Colleges. The UCPLC was formed to address this collaboration covering the five county regions including Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton and Wilson Counties and including the two private colleges in the region, Barton and NC Wesleyan. The North Carolina General Assembly has provided recurring funding since 2008 for this northeastern North Carolina initiative. The members of the council are exceptional leaders in their communities in the fields of education, business, and government.

A Program Committee was established by the UCPLC with the charge to implement higher education programs using the resources of the council members. North Carolina State University was assigned the responsibility of leading the Program Committee and serving as the administrative and financial home for the work of these collaborations.

Specific Goals

  1. Provide local opportunities for 4-year and graduate degrees in teacher education, thereby increasing the supply of these professionals in the region;
  2. Provide continuing education and professional development for existing teachers, thereby increasing their effectiveness and reducing turnover;
  3. Assist teachers, counselors and other community service-providers in encouraging K – 12 students to excel in school and apply to, enroll in and graduate from higher education institutions; and
  4. Provide other higher education programming needed in the region, based on demand in the region and supply capability of the member institutions and sustainable funding.