Department of Education
Teacher education is a vital part of Meredith College. The members of Meredith's Department of Education embrace the College's goal to educate women for success and to prepare them for service in the wider community.
The conceptual framework of the teacher preparation program embodies the mission of the College and of the Department of Education. It embraces evolving professional standards, including the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards, and the participation of the public school community in teacher education.
Teacher Education Curriculum
Meredith College requires a program of general education that assures that all teachers will be literate, broadly educated and able to meet the needs of all students in an era of racial, ethnic, linguistic and technological change. Using that philosophy as a model, Meredith College students do not major in education, but complete a liberal arts major in the field of their choice. Completion of the teacher education program, taken in addition to the major, leads to a North Carolina teaching license.
The majority of Meredith College teacher education students are employed primarily in North Carolina, but several teach throughout the United States, including Virginia, Maryland, and Nevada. Some are employed by public service organizations, such as parks and recreation; others continue on in school to earn masters degrees, which are offered here at Meredith, and doctorates in curriculum or educational leadership.
The U.S. Department of Labor has reported that, depending on the region and subject area, “job opportunities for teachers over the next 10 years will vary from good to excellent employment.” And, “the number of jobs for teachers is expected to increase faster than the average for all occupations through 2018.” (U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012)
For more information, contact Sharon Jones in the Department of Education at email@example.com.