NCSU Teaching Fellows

Degree Options/Licensure Options

NC State's education curricula focuses on preparation for elementary, middle, and secondary school teaching. Quality programs prepare students for licensure and students can opt for an ESL add-on to their primary license.  Programs include:

  • Agriculture (7-12)
  • Elementary, Science or Math concentration (K-6)
  • English (9-12)
  • French (K-12)
  • Mathematics (9-12)
  • Middle Grades, Language Arts and Social Studies (6-9)
  • Middle Grades, Math/Science Dual concentration (6-9)
  • Middle Grades, Math concentration (6-9)
  • Middle Grades, Science concentration (6-9)
  • Science Education (9-12, biology, chemistry, earth science or physics concentration)
  • Spanish (K-12)
  • Technology (7-12)

Further information about licensure can be found at:


* Due to recent changes in the History and Social Studies teaching major, Teaching Fellows planning to attend North Carolina State University and teach history or other courses in the social studies field at the high school level will have the following option.  The fellow may accept the Award at NC State but must choose a different licensure area (such as Middle Grades Language Arts and Social Studies) to complete.  Upon successful completion of the program and becoming eligible for licensure, fellows may take the PRAXIS II test for Secondary Social Studies Education to add this concentration to their license.  The preferred course of action is to complete the Middle Grades Language Arts and Social Studies program and add licensure through the PRAXIS II test.  Fellows may also add licensure if they can demonstrate a minimum of 24 credit hours in the social studies content course work.

This action is due to the Social Studies Education major becoming part of the 5-year Master’s of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program.  This degree includes a BA in History with the MAT taking an additional year to complete.  Because Teaching Fellows are expected to be eligible for licensure upon completion of their undergraduate degree (traditional 4-year degree), students at NC State will not be able to fulfill this obligation and would have to forfeit the award, if they pursued this program.

This policy is effective March 31, 2009


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