If you are interested in becoming a licensed teacher, please look for more information under Our Study Options tab or click on a link in the table below.
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.
|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. Martin Smith, 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.|