Funding Priority

Experiential Education and Global Perspectives

We foster a broader understanding of the world through a deep commitment to “learning by doing.” Our curriculum includes experiences that stretch students’ understandings and build upon their reflections, such as study-abroad programs, practice theory and internships that strengthen competencies and expand multi-cultural perspectives. With these forward-leaning practices, our research advances and our impact expands.

UNC School of Education

    Expanding the Bounds

    Faculty at the School of Education are expanding the boundaries of education. They have launched initiatives to extend their students’ understandings of the world, deepen their cultural competencies and learn how to build upon reflections of their experiences. Cheryl Mason Bolick is one of our faculty members working to infuse experiential education into our academic programs. She works with the North Carolina Outward Bound School to incorporate wilderness experiences – and reflection upon them – into our Master’s for Experienced Teachers program. NCOBS teachers frequently come to Chapel Hill to demonstrate to undergraduate students the power of learning from doing.

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    Carolina Covenant Scholar Lindsay Corbett poses outside on UNC's campus.
    Student Support

    Building a Family of Scholars

    While Lindsay Corbett is busy serving communities, she’s also instrumental in building community as chair of the Carolina Covenant Student Advisory Council.

    Carolina Covenant Scholar Matthew Wood runs the steps at the football stadium at UNC-Chapel Hill.
    Student Support

    Graduating debt-free? ‘That’s crazy!’

    Thanks to the Carolina Covenant, "I get to attend one of the most prestigious universities in the country, and I’m going to graduate debt-free. That’s crazy!”

    Chris Needham smiling portrait. 

    Promoting Equitable Education

    Student and Faculty team win awards for education finance research

    Carolina alumnus Will Jung conducts an orchestra.
    Global Impact

    Bridging Music and Language

    A Carolina alumnus applies his experience with Chinese folk music to the UNC World View Fellows Program, providing K-12 and community college educators with global professional development opportunities.

    School of Education

    Transforming Education

    Preparing students to solve problems in any field

    Elaine Townsend Utin and Ricky Hurtado

    Creating Opportunities

    “An education system in North Carolina that truly serves everyone … ”