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Teacher education is a vital part of Meredith College. We have a proud history of educating women to be innovative teachers who lead and serve in the wider community.
Meredith's education programs ensure that all of our teachers will be knowledgeable, thoughtful and prepared to meet the needs of all students. Meredith students do not major in education, rather they complete a liberal arts major in the field of their choice and at the same time take courses in the teacher education program. Completion of the teacher education program, taken in addition to the major, leads to a North Carolina teaching license.
By pursuing teacher licensure at Meredith, you'll be transformed by a rigorous education that fosters leadership, promotes reflective practice and cultivates passion for learning and the art of teaching. You will be prepared to embrace your significant role as an educator in a diverse society.
Meredith's education program produces exceptionally-prepared and highly-qualified teachers. Educators throughout the state of North Carolina and beyond are familiar with Meredith's reputation in the field of education, which leads to interviews - and jobs. Meredith teachers know how to use current technology and research to best meet the needs of their students, and our teachers earn Teachers of the Year awards and other accolades in record numbers.
Meredith made the “Top 50 Alma Maters of National Board Certified Teachers in 2011.” Coming in at 37 in the nation, Meredith College is the only private institution in North Carolina and one of only two private institutions in the nation to make the list. To earn this recognition, Meredith College had 26 alumnae earn National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification in 2011.
The Meredith College Teaching Fellows program is designed to attract and support highly-qualified and motivated students who want to become teachers.
Many of our graduates choose to go on to pursue graduate study - some through Meredith's Master of Education program. Licensed teachers may earn a Master of Education with specialties in academically and intellectually gifted (AIG), elementary education, English as a second language (ESL), reading, and special education (general curriculum.)
In addition to its accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Meredith is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction.
Meredith offers the following undergraduate teacher licensure programs.
- Birth—Kindergarten (B-K)
- Elementary Education (K-6)
- Middle Grades (6-9): English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
- Family and Consumer Sciences (7-12)
- Secondary Education (9-12): English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
- Arts (K-12): Art, Dance, Music, Theatre
- Foreign Language (K-12): Spanish
- English as a Second Language (K-12)
- Health & Physical Education (K-12)
Meredith faculty and staff have strong relationships with local public schools, including those throughout the Wake County Public School System, allowing students to gain valuable classroom experience through student teaching internships.
For more detailed information about the education program at Meredith, please go to the program website.
For information about other programs of study at Meredith, return to the Admissions majors page.