Degree Outcomes

  • Graduates are qualified as middle-grades teachers in English language arts, math, science, and social studies.
  • Graduates are sought after by employers because of the close supervision and extensive field experience they received in their major.
  • Graduates often assume leadership positions in their schools and the state.

The Student Experience

  • Three 100-hour internships in local middle schools, along with coursework, prior to student teaching.
  • Completion of a course of study of in a middle-level content field (English, math, science or social studies).
  • Work with individuals with and without disabilities across the lifespan in a variety of inclusive educational and community environments.
  • Close collaboration with UNCG and public school faculty for a range of “theory into practice” experiences.
  • Workshops designed to strengthen individual understanding and skill.
  • Access to a state-of-the-art SELF (Student Educator Learning Factory) design studio that prepares pre-service teachers for the 21st-century classroom using a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education lab.
  • Access to the Teaching Resources Center, a model school library media center that supports School of Education students with a large collection including books, audiobooks, and DVDs; instructional materials; study guides; and equipment available to borrow.
  • Research with faculty mentors on topics such as equity in science education, student culture/identity and learning; professional development in math education, educational psychology, sociocultural lens on learning, student belonging, teaching politics, and online education.
  • Option of post-baccalaureate certification in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Accolades & Accomplishments

Ranked in the top category of teacher education programs in the N.C. Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) rankings for three consecutive years.

Accreditations & Affiliations

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI)

Additional Requirements

This degree program follows the admission guidelines of the School of Education teacher programs; admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the major. Requirements include a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and a minimum passing score established by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction on the Professional Assessment for Beginning Teachers (Praxis I). In addition, this degree program requires a grade of C or better in TED 250 and ELC 381.

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