Licensure

It is a requirement for most public school systems and recommended by many independent schools that teachers hold a teaching license and a minimum of an undergraduate degree. Duke University is accredited by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and has reciprocal approval for initial licensure with most of the fifty states.

Overview

Duke Program Earns License? What You Need to Do
Minor in Education No. Students who are interested in pursuing a teaching license after completing the Minor in Education should contact Dr. Susan Wynn, director of the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program, or Dr. Jan Riggsbee, director of the Elementary Teacher Preparation Program.
Elementary (K-6) Teacher Preparation Program Yes. Students earn teaching license & a minor in Education. Complete all program requirements and teaching internship. Apply for teaching license.
Secondary (9-12) Teacher Preparation Yes. Students earn teaching license & a minor in Education. Complete all program requirements and teaching internship. Apply for teaching license.

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Licensure Forms

  • NCDPI Form A Application for a North Carolina License (Fill-in Word .doc)
  • NCDPI Form V Verification by Institution: Completion of Approved Education Program (Fill-in Word .doc)
  • NCDPI Form CC Licensure Section Credit Card Payment (Fill-in Word .doc)