Are you interested in expanding your career opportunities? Are you interested in investing your life in the future of others? Announcing a New Teacher Education Program/Pathway at Appalachian State University beginning as soon as Fall 2014!!!
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction has an opportunity for majors in academic disciplines such as English, mathematics, history, business, technology, and the sciences, to continue study at Appalachian State University for one year to earn a Graduate Certificate in Middle and Secondary Teaching. The Graduate Certificate in Middle and Secondary Teaching is an 18-21 credit-hour accelerated teacher licensure program that leads its completers to both an initial teaching license and a graduate certificate in as little as a year of part-time coursework.
Candidates who have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution will expand upon their knowledge in their undergraduate major while integrating teaching theory, practice, and preparation for today’s culturally diverse and technology-enhanced classrooms. Individuals seeking an initial A-level license will be required to complete the 18 graduate-level hours plus an additional three-hour internship/practicum in a North Carolina public school or approved alternate method for internship/practicum completion (e.g., securing a lateral entry teaching position).
Current teachers who are interested in adding licensure in high-need areas or for other developmental age groups may also benefit from this program.
This program has three major-specific tracks, from which a student must choose ONE:
- Middle Grades
- Business Education
- Technology Education
ASU will be offering one online cohort via distance education. Additional cohorts and course formats (online, hybrid, seated) will be based on student need and interest. Successful completers of the graduate certificate program will be licensed to teach in the appropriate area in North Carolina public schools.
The program webpage can be found at http://distance.appstate.edu/
Specific program requirements and the application guide can be accessed at http://distance.appstate.edu/
NOW accepting applications for FALL 2014. Apply TODAY!