Teacher Education Programs

Overview & Academics

The TEACHER EDUCATION Program is a licensure program which offers majors in the following areas:

  • Elementary Education (grades K-6)
  • Middle Grades Education (grades 6-9) in the areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
  • Special Education
  • Licensure in Secondary Education (grades 9-12) in the areas of Biology, English, History, or Mathematics.

The TEACHER EDUCATION Program is accredited by both the State of North Carolina and CAEP, a national accrediting body for Teacher Education programs. Students with a degree in the Teacher Education Program are eligible for licensure by the State of North Carolina upon completion of all requirements.

Goals & Standards

Graduates will be expected to demonstrate proficiency related to the goals and standards set. The goals are based on the role of the teacher as a reflective decision maker, and are aligned with the NC Professional Teaching Standards which are used to assess the performance of students in teacher education.

  • Demonstrate Leadership
  • Establish a Respectful Environment for a Diverse Population of Students
  • Know the Content They Teach
  • Facilitate Learning for Their Students
  • Reflect on Their Practice
  • Contribute to the Academic Success of Students

Career Options:

  • Elementary Education Teacher
  • Middle Grades Education Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Secondary Teacher

Program Admission Criteria:

  • PRAXIS Core Exam
  • Overall GPA of 3.0
  • Admission Interview
  • Writing Sample
  • Recommendations

Teacher Education Faculty

Dr. Kelvin Spragley
Associate Professor of Education & Director of Teacher Education/Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion Programming
Ph.D., North Carolina State University 

Dr. Patricia Brewer
Associate Professor
Coordinator of Special Education
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Dr. Lois Hart
Associate Professor of Education
Coordinator of Field Assignments
Ed.D., Fayetteville State University

Ms. Amy Lunceford
Visiting Instructor of Education
M.A., Appalachian State University