Receive instruction and preparation to take charge of K-6 grade classrooms across our region and beyond.
Our nationally recognized program is built upon exceptional partnerships with public schools throughout central and western North Carolina. You are immersed in a variety of courses which prepare you to effectively plan, deliver research-based instruction, differentiate the curriculum for all learners, use the latest instructional technologies, and develop a global perspective for 21st century classrooms.
A strong emphasis is placed on the critical importance of serving students with disabilities and other exceptionalities within the regular and special education classrooms. As such, all elementary education majors have the opportunity to earn teacher licensure in both elementary education and special education. We believe that this is the best preparation a future teacher can receive for today's classrooms.
The major is designed to furnish cutting edge training in instructional technology. You will receive exceptional mentoring and support in preparation for teacher licensure exit examinations. Job search and placement support is provided for all students. All education faculty have significant public school teaching experience to augment their qualifications as university professors.