Meredith College made the “Top 50 Alma Maters of National Board Certified Teachers in 2014.” Coming in at 43 in the nation, Meredith College is the only private institution in North Carolina to make the list.
To earn this recognition, Meredith College had 13 alumnae earn National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification in 2014.
Established in 1987, the National Board is an independent, nonprofit organization working to advance accomplished teaching for all students. National Board certification is considered the gold standard in teacher certification.
Meredith College’s education program has a unique approach to educating teachers. A Meredith student who plans to become a teacher majors in the field of her choice and, at the same time, pursues a program that leads to teaching licensure. This combination of a college major plus a teacher education program uniquely prepares Meredith graduates to meet the needs of their students.
Meredith College offers the following teacher education programs:
Birth through Kindergarten
Middle Grades 6-9 in math, comprehensive science, social studies or English
Secondary 9-12 in math, comprehensive science, social studies or English
K-12 Specialty Areas in Spanish, Art, Music, Dance, Theater, Family & Consumer Sciences or Health and Physical Education.
Graduate Programs in Education
Meredith’s Master of Arts in Teaching is designed for people who have bachelor’s degrees in fields other than education and are seeking initial N.C. teaching licensure in elementary education for K-6, English as a second language (ESL) for K-12, or special education (general curriculum) for K-12.
Meredith also offers co-educational graduate programs in education.
Teachers can 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).