School of Education

Teacher Licensure Programs

Initial licensure (undergraduate) programs

Education Department

Elon offers four undergraduate majors through the Department of Education. When successfully completed and all licensure requirements are met, the following majors lead to North Carolina licensure. Visit the links below for more information and contact information for the program coordinator.

Special subject area licenses through other departments

Additional programs leading to North Carolina licensure require completion of a major through the appropriate academic department in addition to successful completion of professional studies courses and other requirements for teacher licensure.

Programs are available in high school subject areas of biology, English, math, science, social studies/history, and in K-12 subject areas of music, physical education and health, and Spanish. The links below provide additional information and contact information for the program coordinator.

Advanced (graduate level) programs

M.Ed. degree

Elon offers a Master of Education degree leading to Advanced Licensure in a three-summer course of study. Students take the majority of their coursework on campus during the three summer sessions and the remainder online during the two intervening academic years. Degree specialty areas include elementary education, gifted education, and special education.

Add-on AIG or Elementary Education licensure

For teachers seeking Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG) or Elementary Education add-on licensure to their North Carolina teaching license, Elon offers a 12-credit hour program with the option to transition into the M.Ed. program

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