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Opportunities for undergraduates to connect their liberal art studies and the academic work of their major with rigorous intellectual examination of the issues confronting schools, children, and communities.


What Our Alumni Are Saying...

"The most important tool I took from Duke’s teaching program was learning the value of being a reflective educator. Seriously reflecting about teaching and learning was not only integral to my success as a graduate student at Harvard, but it continues to serve me in important ways as I handle the challenges and successes of my first year teaching." ~  Brence Pernell (Trinity '08)

"I am an upper grade staff developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. As a staff developer, I work in schools in New York City, the New York area and around the country, supporting teachers with reading and writing workshop.  My time at Duke helped me to learn to take risks and try multiple approaches and methods when teaching." ~ Anne Taranto (Trinity '03)


To read more about Program in Education graduates see Student Stories.

Recent News

Program in Education: 2015 Commencement

On May 8th, 2015 more than 150 undergraduates and their families, school leaders and faculty, and special guests joined the Program in Education faculty and staff to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of the Program’s graduating seniors: 46 Education minors and 15 Undergraduate Teaching Fellows.

The commencement keynote was given by James Ford, North Carolina Teacher of the Year, who called upon the graduating seniors to embrace their passion for teaching. The ceremony also featured the awarding of Honor Cords to the Undergraduate Teaching Fellows and the announcement of a new Program in Education initiative, Duke TeachHouse, a living-learning community for graduating teaching fellows. This intensive experience provides opportunities for graduates to work alongside Durham teachers to put innovative ideas into action in K-12 public school classrooms and connect and collaborate with educational leaders, entrepreneurs, and policy-makers within the local community and across the state, nation, and globe.

The inaugural class of TeachHouse fellows included three of the graduating seniors: Abby Ardis, Ashley Pollard, and Shannon Potter. The day was a cause for joyous celebration, dedicating all attention to the Program’s distinguished graduates.

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    • PiE Graduation (James Ford)
    • PiE Graduation
    • PiE Graduation (Teachers)

Program in Education: Teacher Prep Program 

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2e: Twice Exceptional

In Collaboration with Durham Public Schools and the North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented, Duke's Program in Education was pleased to screen  the new documentary film, 2e: Twice ExceptionalA Q & A with the film's director, Tom Ropelewski, and Drs. Mary Ruth Coleman and Shelagh Gallagher, experts in giftedness and exceptionalities, provided additional information regarding 2e students to the approximately 100 educators, parents, and students in attendance.  Click here for additional information on 2e. 

    • 2e Screening

The Duke University Teacher Preparation Programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

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