School of Education

Departments and Programs

Education Department

The Education Department offers undergraduate majors in early childhood education, elementary education, middle grades education and special education as well as a minor in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Teaching and Learning.

Health and Human Performance Department

The Health and Human Performance Department offers a major in Physical Education and Health; minors in coaching, wellness and health education, and physical education and health; activity courses; health promotion courses; courses in overall health and wellness available to all students; and Elon's online health magazine.

Teacher Education Program

The teacher education program administers undergraduate programs leading to North Carolina licensure in early childhood (B-K), elementary (K-6), middle grades (6-9), and special education general curriculum (K-12); in high school (9-12) subject areas of English, history/social studies, mathematics, and science; and in K-12 subject areas of physical education and health, music, and Spanish.

Master of Education Program

The M.Ed. program, available to licensed teachers, offers a master's degree and advanced licensure with concentrations in elementary education, special education, or gifted education. Through participation in the program, teachers learn to value and use research to inform practice, advocate for the profession, and emerge as collaborative teacher leaders.

Master of Higher Education Program

Elon’s Master of Arts in Higher Education (MHE) is designed to prepare highly effective professionals for roles as administrators, educators and mentors in a variety of college and university settings. In a cohort structure, students will experience a curriculum linked together by a series of educationally enriching activities and relationships. Students will be full-time in this two-year, 36-hour program that incorporates study abroad, internships, research experiences and a paid apprenticeship. 

Pending SACSCOC approval.

Elon Teaching Fellows

The Teaching Fellows Program is a four-year sequenced, developmental and transformational scholarship opportunity for the preparation of teacher leaders and scholars who will contribute meaningfully and significantly to the quality of education in P-12 classrooms and who will be influential in political decision-making on the local, state, national, and international levels.

Noyce Scholars Program

The NSF-funded Elon Noyce Scholars Program recruits, prepares, and supports undergraduate mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics majors as they become outstanding teachers. The program includes paid STEM-education internships, $43,000+ scholarships, and support during the initial years of full-time teaching.

Curriculum Resources Center

The CRC provides a high-quality collection of books and resources to support exemplary teaching and learning experiences for faculty and candidates. The CRC offers individual assistance, classroom instruction, collaborative planning, a cooperative learning space, and more, demonstrating the key role libraries play in the educational process.

Education Outreach

Collaboration with area school districts, universities, public agencies, and the community are fostered through our Education Outreach staff. The Director of Education Outreach is the point of contact for school district communications and oversees clinical placements, ensuring compliance with University and agency regulations.


The School of Education has established partnerships with programs, organizations, and departments across campus as well as with schools, organizations, businesses, and non-profit agencies in the community that serve diverse populations from birth through adulthood.