Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs
The program is designed to help prospective teachers become more literate, articulate, intellectually independent, and professionally competent. Active learning, critical refection, and disciplined inquiry are central to this program as candidates gain understanding about the thoughts and accomplishments of humanity. Theory and practice are combined to facilitate the development of professional educators who are prepared to meet challenges, celebrate diversity, and respond compassionately to their students.
Initial licensure is offered in the following areas: Birth through Kindergarten, Elementary (K-6), Middle Grades (6-9), Biology (9-12), English (9-12), Mathematics (9-12), Science (9-12), Social Studies (9-12), Art (K-12), Music (K-12), Health and Physical Education (K-12), Spanish (K-12), Special Education (K-12, both adapted and general curriculum), Theatre (K-12), and English as a Second Language (K-12) add-on licensure. All areas offered by the college are designed to fulfill the requirements for initial licensure in the State of North Carolina and are generally reciprocal with many other states.
Admission to Teacher Education
Traditional degree-seeking candidates should apply for formal admission to the program no later than the beginning of their junior year. Transfer candidates of junior status should seek admission during the first semester of residence. All licensure-only, lateral entry, and provisional licensure candidates should seek admission during the first semester of coursework and prior to entry into 3000-level professional courses. The Undergraduate Orientation Handbook includes detailed information regarding the teacher education program. The handbook and application are available from the teacher education office. Proctor Hall East, Room 108, and on the teacher education website. Entering transfer and licensure-only candidates should immediately contact an education advisor to evaluate their program.
For transfer candidates, licensure-only candidates, and former Greensboro College candidates, admission to the program requires a thorough review of previous coursework. During the evaluation process, particular attention is directed toward professional and specialty areas. For candidates whose previous work is 10 or more years old, this review process may result in an updating and repeating of professional and specialty courses identified by the advisor in consultation with the registrar and appropriate faculty in the discipline. The Course Equivalency Subcommittee will document these program adjustments which will then be submitted to the Teacher Education Committee for approval.