Secondary Education

We provide students with the opportunity to earn degrees in the subject areas of Mathematics, Biology, English, Music (K-12), Art (K-12) and Spanish (K-12) with a concentration in Teacher Education. Students from these programs, possess very strong content knowledge and develop pedagogical skills as they matriculate through the degree programs.

Why Choose Secondary Education?

Earning a content area degree with a concentration in teaching gives students numerous options. You are prepared to go directly into the classroom or industry without any additional training. 

* Steady Employment: Teacher education is a consistent high need area. Students with content area degrees usually have accepted employment opportunities before they graduate. 

* Significant work with people: The teaching profession provides a lifetime of rewarding opportunities to help the next generation.  There is nothing greater than knowing you have made an impact and assisted a young person in reaching their full potential. 

 

Our Programs

We offer three degrees at the baccalaureate and two degrees at the master's level with various concentrations. These programs lead to a North Carolina initial or advanced license. In addition, the Department offers the North Carolina initial licensure only programs for candidates who already hold a bachelor's degree.

B.S. (K-12: HPE, Teaching & Non-Teaching)

Licensure Only (K-12: Art, HPE, Music and Spanish) (9-12: Biology, English, Mathematics)

M.A.T. (K-12: Art, HPE, Music and Spanish) (9-12: Biology, English, Mathematics and Social Studies)  

M.Ed. (9-12: Biology, Mathematics)

 

What Will You Learn? 

* Technology-You will gain practical knowledge of the latest technology tools used in today's classrooms.  

* Pedagogy-You will gain valuable knowledge of culturally relevant pedagogy and pedagogy of the oppressed. 

* Conflict Resolution-You will gain knowledge in the management of people, situations, policies and protocols as it pertains to education.  

* Strategic Planning- You will learn and practice the art of effective lesson planning and development of short-and long-term goals for sustained success.  

* Diversity-You will gain a deeper understanding of themselves as well as those around them.

* Mentoring- You will participate in mentorship relationships with in-service teachers to gain real work experience.  

* Leadership-You will develop valuable leadership skills through intentional leadership training and situational analysis.  

What Will You Do?

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to go directly into a Secondary (9-12) or K-12 classroom and start teaching without any additional certifications. If you decided not to teach you will have access to industry in a number of capacities such as educational trainers and providing technical assistance using your methodological and pedagogical skills to support industry or entrepreneurship.