As part of the Duke University Teacher Preparation Programs, the Program in Education offers programs that lead to eligibility for licensure to teach on either the elementary (K-6) or secondary (9-12) level and an Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG) add-on licensure program for in-service teachers. The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program also offers secondary certification in several content areas. These licenses are issued by the state of North Carolina and are not Trinity College Certificate Programs. A North Carolina license-holder can usually transfer this license to another state. North Carolina has reciprocal agreements with 42 other states.
The program is committed to producing liberally educated, reflective professionals who possess the intellectual background and ethical motivation to become leaders in their profession. The Teacher Preparation Program combines Duke's commitment to strong liberal arts majors with intensive field experiences, close personal contact with faculty, and a truly cooperative relationship with area schools. The resulting course of study leads to a multifaceted and complex understanding of the theory and practice of teaching.