The Department of Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Middle Grades Education; Minors in Secondary Education and Foreign Language Education; teaching licensure in Middle Grades, Secondary, and K-12 (foreign language) Education through Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Master of Arts in Teaching Programs; a Master’s of Education degree in Middle Grades Education, Secondary Education, and Teaching English as a Second Language; and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. (See the UNC Charlotte Graduate Catalog for details on the graduate programs.)
More than ever, the teaching profession offers college graduates exciting opportunities and challenges. The undergraduate teacher education programs offered by the department provide the first crucial step in career development for aspiring teachers of grades 6-9 (middle grades), 9-12 (secondary), and K-12 (foreign languages). The Department of Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education (MDSK) in the College of Education assists Departments in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences to serve students interested in K-12 licensure for teaching French, German, Spanish, Art, Dance, Music, or Theatre. With the assistance of their major advisor, students apply to the Teacher Education Program through the Office of Teacher Education Advising, Licensure, and Recruitment (TEALR) in the College of Education and through their department at the end of their Sophomore year. Interested students are also encouraged to visit the TEALR office at any time before applying to teacher education.
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