Programs preparing candidates to teaching the secondary or K-12 school settings are housed in the Department of Professional Education within the School of Education. 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 include:
- Biology grades 9 -12 licensure;
- English, grades 9 – 12 licensure;
- Mathematics, grades 9 – 12 licensure;
- K-12 Music Education, K – 12 licensure;
- K-12 Heath and Physical Education, K – 12 licensure;
- Secondary Social Science (three discipline options of History, Social Science/Government concentration, and Social Science/ History concentration), K-12 licensure; and
- K-12 Spanish, K-12 licensure.
For more information about teacher licensure in these areas, please contact Ms. Terrie Bethea-Hampton at firstname.lastname@example.org.