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
- 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
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