Our Study Options

Duke's Program in Education offers a suite of options for undergraduates interested in pursuing a teaching license, and a new experiential certificate focused on social change and civic engagement.

Programs Requirements Overview
Minor in Education
  • 5 education courses
  • Field experience
Program earns a minor in education from Duke. NOTE: you do not automatically receive a teaching license upon completion of this program.
Elementary School (K-6) Teacher Preparation
  • 7 education courses
  • 1 psychology course
  • Teaching Internship
Program earns a minor in education from Duke, and an Elementary Education Teaching License from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. You must also complete all the requirements to earn a bachelor degree in the field of your choice.
Secondary School (9-12) Teacher Preparation
  • 7 education courses
  • 1 psychology course
  • Teaching Internship
  • * Must also have 24 hours in English, social studies, math and/or science to be eligible for this NC teaching license.
Program earns a minor in education from Duke, and a Secondary Education Teaching License from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. You must also complete all the requirements to earn a bachelor degree in English, math, social sciences, and/or a science field.
Certificate in Civic Engagement and Social Change
  • 1 gateway course
  • 1 capstone course
  • 2 approved electives
  • 2 experiential learning activities
  • Public e-portfolio
The Certificate in Civic Engagement and Social Change provides a pathway for you to integrate community-based learning experiences with academic coursework focused on democracy and citizenship, civil society, voluntarism, political participation, social movements, theories of social change and notions of the public good.