The Department of Teacher Education serves the core curriculum of all Teacher Education Programs. Teacher Education programs in the School of Education prepare committed, collaborative, and competent professional educators who are responsive to equity and diversity; who are knowledgeable, effective, and reflective; and who provide leadership in the classroom, school, and profession. These programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the North Carolina State Board of Education and provide the means for candidates to earn licensure to teach in the state of North Carolina.
The UNCP Teacher Education Program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Undergraduate Elementary Education program is approved by the NC State Board of Education. Individuals who complete the Undergraduate Elementary Education program are eligible for a Standard Professional I license to teach in the state of North Carolina.