Secondary Teacher License (9-12)

The Secondary Teacher Preparation Program earns undergraduates a teaching license from North Carolina, and a Minor in Education from Duke. Duke students may seek licensure in one of four areas: English, Math, Social Studies or Science.

Application Instructions

Requirements – 8 Courses

In addition to the courses needed to fulfill your major, you must take the following:

  • EDUC 101 Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education (must be taken before senior Fall)
  • EDUC 240 Educational Psychology (should be taken before senior Fall)
  • One course in Psychology (PSY) (e.g. Developmental or Adolescent)
  • EDUC 495 Teaching High School (senior fall)
  • EDUC 496S Secondary School Issues: Pedagogy, Culture, and Methods (senior spring)
  • EDUC 497S Reflective Practice and School Leadership (senior spring)
  • EDUC 498 Secondary Education Internship (student teaching; offered only in senior spring, counts for 2 course credits)
  • EDUC 514 Technology, Schools, and Society (.5 cc)

NOTE: To be eligible for a NC Teaching License in secondary education, you must also have taken at least 24 hours (8 course credits) in English, Social Studies, Math, and/or Science.

Eligibility

Interested undergraduate students may apply to the secondary school teaching program beginning in the sophomore year.

  • Secondary School Teacher Licensure for English is open only to students who major in English.
  • Secondary School Teacher Licensure for Mathematics is open only to students who major in Mathematics.
  • Secondary School Teacher Licensure for Social Studies is open only to students who major in cultural anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, public policy, religion or sociology.
  • Secondary School Teacher Licensure for Science is open only to students who major in evolutionary anthropology, biology, chemistry, environmental studies, geology or physics.