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Welcome to the Teacher Education Program!

One of the primary concerns of the university, as well as one of its principle opportunities for service, is in the field of teacher education. The university is committed to meeting the need for well-trained and dedicated teachers. It recognizes teacher education as an institution-wide responsibility. The unifying theme for all of the education programs is the development of professional educators as facilitative teachers who understand and value the process of learning.

The Teacher Education Program Congratulates its Fall 2013 Student Teaching Class

The mission of the Methodist University Teacher Education Program is to produce graduates who will demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical skills, and exhibit dispositions of the Facilitative Teacher.


The goals of the Teacher Education Program are:

  1. Graduates of the MU Teacher Education Program will demonstrate content knowledge.
  2. Graduates of the MU Teacher Education Program will have the appropriate pedagogical skills.
  3. Graduates of the MU Teacher Education Program will exhibit the dispositions of the Facilitative Teacher.
  4. Graduates of the MU Teacher Education Program will demonstrate leadership skills in the classroom, in the school, and within the teaching profession.
  5. Graduates of the MU Teacher Education Program will establish a respectful environment for a diverse population of students.

Accreditation: The Teacher Education Program, accredited by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), provides courses of study for the following teaching licenses:

  • Elementary Education (K-6): Coordinator
  • Middle Grades Education (6-9) concentrations: language arts, mathematics, social studies, science: Coordinator
  • Special Education: General Curriculum: Coordinator
  • Secondary Education (9-12):
    • English: Coordinator
    • Mathematics: Coordinator
    • Social Studies: Coordinator
  • Special Subjects (K-12):
    • Art: Coordinator
    • Music: Coordinator
    • Physical Education and Health Education: Coordinator
  • School Social Work: Coordinator
  • Add on Licenses:
    • Academically and Intellectually Gifted: Coordinator
    • Teaching English as a Second Language: Coordinator

Reciprocity: The North Carolina teaching license is currently honored in twenty-nine states through interstate reciprocity agreements and other states via NASDTEC (National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification).