Pathways to Teaching

Undergraduate Programs:

For traditional undergraduates, COED offers initial licensure through five undergraduate majors (Child/Family Development, Elementary Education, Middle Grades, Special Education, and a dual major in Special Ed + Elementary Ed), with the option to complete a minor in TESL (licensure) or Reading Education (licensure). Candidates may prepare for careers in Secondary Education fields by majoring in programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (English, Math, the Sciences, and Social Studies) and dcompleting the minor in Secondary Education or Foreign Language Education.

View a list of all our undergraduate programs here.

Graduate Certificate in Teaching Program:

Our Graduate Certificate in Teaching Program is a convenient and efficient pathway to teaching for individuals who already have an undergraduate degree outside of education. In addition to being 100% online, this program:

  • Allows students to gain licensure in as little as 12 to 18 months
  • Admits students in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters
  • Satisfies the EPP enrollment requirement for the NC Residency License
  • Comprises the first phase of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree that leads to advanced licensure

To learn more about our Graduate Certificate in Teaching Program and see a list of the concentration and licensure options we offer, please visit here.