Teacher Education

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

Dr. Danielle R. Madrazo
Associate Professor of Education
Director of Teacher Education
Ed.D., Appalachian State University
(252) 985-5165

Dr. Patricia Brewer
Associate Professor
Coordinator of Special Education
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
(252) 985-5220

Dr. Lois Hart
Assistant Professor
Coordinator of Field Assignments
Ed.D., Fayetteville State University
(252) 985-5164

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