Secondary (K-12) Education
Programs preparing candidates to teaching the secondary, vocational, or K – 12 school settings are housed in the Department of Professional Education within the School of Education. The Unit offers several programs 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
· A Masters of Education.
Candidates successfully completing the undergraduate K-12, Vocational or 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, vocational, and secondary options that are offered include:
- Secondary, Biology leading to grades 9 -12 licensure;
- English, leading to grades 9 - 12 licensure;
- Vocational, Family and Consumer Science leading to grades 7 - 12 licensure;
- K-12 French, leading to grades K – 12 licensure;
- Secondary Mathematics, leading to grades 9 – 12 licensure;
- K-12 Music Education, leading to K – 12 licensure;
- K-12 Physical Education, leading to K – 12 licensure;
- Secondary Social Science (three discipline options of history, social science/government concentration, and social science/history concentration), leading to K – 12 licensure; and
- K-12 Spanish, leading to K – 12 licensure.
For more information about teacher licensure in these areas, please contact Dr. Ben Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org.