The Advanced Graduate Program in Curriculum and Instruction is offered for experienced elementary, middle grades, secondary mathematics, and secondary English teachers who hold an A license, has at least two years of successful classroom experience, and want to extend and enhance their knowledge and competencies in understanding classroom practice (applying diversity, developmental and psychological theories); developing curriculum; utilizing technology; assuming a leadership role in the school and community; teaching practices; understanding research practices; and conducting action research. The program broadens the teacher's understanding of the purpose and role of education in the elementary, middle, secondary mathematics and secondary English grades; extends an understanding of the nature of the learner and the learning process (including exceptional populations); assists the teacher in gaining greater insights and skills in the use of research techniques and in administering action research projects to evaluate and improve classroom instruction; and assists the teacher in developing the conceptual framework and skills necessary to provide a developmentally appropriate living/learning environment for all children.
The General Assembly of 1939 authorized the establishment of graduate study programs in liberal arts and the professions at North Carolina Central University. In ensuing years with the creation of several programs, the Graduate School has grown to offering degrees in the following.
College of Behavioral and Sciences
College of Liberal Arts
College of Science and Technology
School of Business
School of Education
School of Liberal Arts
School of Library and Information Sciences
The mission of the School of Graduate Studies is to provide world-class education and to produce leaders that are culturally sensitive and engaged in their respective fields of study.