Licensure Programs


Elon’s Teacher Education Program prepares candidates for initial licensure and teaching careers in early childhood education, elementary, middle, and high school grades. The program emphasizes practical hands-on experience in classrooms as well as educational theory and pedagogy. Frequent field experiences in public school classrooms begin in the introductory course and culminate with a full semester of teaching in the teacher candidate’s licensure area.

The Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education offers six undergraduate majors through the Department of Education & Wellness. 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.

Secondary education licensure programs are available in high school subject English, history, and math. K-12 licensure programs are available in music education and Spanish.

Add-on Licensure Track

The Pre-K Add-on Licensure Track meets the coursework requirements for Preschool-Kindergarten (Pre-K) Add-on licensure in North Carolina, for undergraduates who are already majoring in a teacher licensure preparation program, such as Elementary Education. Other licensure components (testing) are required for licensure referral.

    Non-Licensure Programs



    Questions? Contact Marna Winter, chair of the Department of Education & Wellness, at

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