“Every day, I get to inspire children. There isn't any amount of money or any other job that can reward you as much as being an educator. To work with a child and know that you helped them learn something they'll have for the rest of their life: you can't put a price on that.” -Damien Hazel, 2016 Marvin Elementary School Teacher of the Year
Our new streamlined model combines online or hybrid courses and focused clinical training to deliver an affordable, engaging academic experience. Under this model, students gain licensure in as few as three semesters.
Our Graduate Certificate program offers an efficient pathway to initial teacher licensure for candidates who have already earned a bachelor's degree and it meets the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) enrollment requirement for candidates seeking Residency Licensure. Course instruction is delivered online and, in most concentrations, is paired with face-to-face clinical labs that meet on UNC Charlotte's campus or at school sites in the area.
Students who earn the Graduate Certificate may take a second set of courses to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching and the subject expertise and opportunities that comes with it.