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The mission of the Teacher Education program is to recruit, retain, and prepare candidates for North Carolina state educator licensure. Initial and advanced preparation program candidates are assessed at designated transition points to ensure compliance with university, state, and national standards.


Welcome to the Office of Teacher Education. The Teacher Education Program serves as a catalyst for you to attain your dream of being a fully licensed teacher. Teaching is an awesome profession that provides the opportunity for you to impact the lives of young people. The responsible teacher adapts to the various roles of the position: facilitator, mentor and sometimes unknowingly, a surrogate mother or father. Each facet must be acknowledged and embraced as we attempt to provide immeasurable support academically and socially.

Our Conceptual Framework, "Professional Educator as Decision Maker", reveal the School of Education and Psychology's endeavor to offer a strong, structured viable program inclusive of the knowledge, skills and dispositions to be a reflective practitioner, competent evaluator, advocator of diversity, effective facilitator, critical thinker and proficient technology user. Our ultimate goal is to produce teachers with 21st Century skills.

Congratulations to you as you venture into teacher education. Please contact the Office of Teacher Education for general questions and questions regarding the following:

  • Entrance into Teacher Education
  • Teaching License
  • Clinical Practice (Student Teaching)
  • Student Teaching Application
  • Required Exams (Praxis I, II)
  • Clinical Experience
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Clinical Practice Placement (Elementary, Middle Grades, Secondary)

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For more Information

Sheila WilliamsDr. Sheila H. Williams, Director Teacher Education
School of Education and Psychology
177 Griffin Hall
Campus Box 856
Elizabeth City, NC  27909
Phone:  252-335-3749 | Fax:  252-335-3554