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. Danielle R. Madrazo
Associate Professor of Education
Director of Teacher Education
Ed.D., Appalachian 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