Secondary (9-12) and K-12 Education

Programs Overview

Programs preparing candidates to teach in Secondary (grades 9-12) and Kindergarten-12 school settings are housed in the Department of Professional Education within Campbell University’s School of Education & Human Sciences. Several programs are offered including:

  • Undergraduate teacher preparatory programs that lead to initial licensure and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) in the major area of study;
  • Alternative initial licensure options in specific discipline areas through the I + Masters and Initial Licensure Only graduate studies; and
  • Masters of Education.


Candidates successfully completing the undergraduate K-12 and Secondary teacher preparatory programs earn a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree within their respective major area of study and are eligible, through the state of North Carolina, for an initial (I-level) licensure to teach one of nine content areas. The K-12 and secondary options that are offered are below.

Program Requirements & Course Descriptions

Program Schema Sheets (.pdf):

Secondary (9-12) & K-12 Education Admission Requirements

First-Year and Transfer Students

Upon acceptance, you will be admitted to Campbell University as a general undergraduate student and identified as Pre-Teacher Licensure for the first two years of study. 

To apply to Campbell University as a first-year or transfer student, please visit the university’s undergraduate admissions page.       

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Applying to the Professional Education program

As an undergraduate candidate seeking a North Carolina “Initial” Teaching Licensure, you must meet admission requirements and be accepted into the Professional Education Program at Campbell University in order to complete student teaching field experiences. You will be expected to apply to the Teacher Education Program at the conclusion of your sophomore year.

Applications should be submitted only after all admission criteria have been met. It is important that you recognize admittance requirements early in your program of study so that you work to maintain the level of performance required to gain and maintain acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.

In addition, stay current on national/state policy changes, which might affect your program of study while at Campbell University. Attend all information sessions sponsored by the Professional Education Department.

Requirements for Admittance to the Professional Education Program

  • Satisfactory scores on the SAT/ACT or PRAXIS CORE (See Table Below). Please note: Students who do not meet the established criteria for the SAT/ACT are enrolled in courses to prepare for the PRAXIS CORE.
  • A minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.7 in overall scholastic work (from statute);
  • “C” or better in all professional education courses, including courses in the content area major;
  • Documented participation in early field experiences, or equivalent experiences as approved by the Dean or the Director of Teacher Education;
  • Approval of the major department and the Professional Education department;
  • No academic, disciplinary, or social probation;
  • Adhere to the North Carolina Code of Ethics for teachers and the professional dispositions of the Professional Education Program at Campbell University;
  • Complete and submit the Teacher Education Admission Application through the Tk20 online system.

Applicants who fail to meet the listed admission criteria at the time of their sophomore application, may reapply up until the student teaching field experience. No student is allowed to student teach who has not been accepted into the Professional Education Program.

Contact Us

For more information about teacher licensure in these areas, please contact:

Ms. Terrie Bethea-Hampton
Secondary (9-12) & K-12 Education Coordinator