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, Foreign Language Education FLED), and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL); teaching licensure in Middle Grades, Secondary, and K-12 Education (foreign language and English as a second language) through Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Master of Arts in Teaching Programs; a Master’s of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with Concentrations in Middle Grades Education, Secondary Education, Teaching English as a Second Language, and Curriculum Leadership; 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 and English as a second language).
Early Entry Programs