Teacher licensure in North Carolina and qualification for licensure in most of the other states may be earned at five UNCG professional schools and various departments within the College of Arts and Sciences. Students may select licensure programs in a variety of subject areas.
The School of Education offers programs in Elementary and Middle Grades Education, and jointly directs, with departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, programs for teacher licensure in liberal arts fields at the secondary level. The School of Business and Economics, the School of Health and Human Sciences, and the School of Music, Theater and Dance. offer teacher education curricula in their respective fields. The Departments of Art, Social Work, and Communication and Theatre offer teacher education curricula in their respective subject areas.
Graduates of approved teacher education curricula are eligible for initial licensure on the basis of UNCG's recommendation to the State Department of Public Instruction. As requirements may vary among departments, students should check with their major advisor for specific information regarding their program.