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Preparing future educators to make a difference in middle school and elementary learning, TELS emphasizes deep knowledge, expert pedagogy and balanced thinking throughout each of its undergraduate degrees.

Supporting Continuous Innovation

For students looking for an edge to their teaching degree, the TELS department offers just that, with unique undergraduate teacher education programs. We attract high-quality candidates looking for state-of-the-art options in K–12 teaching, literacy programs and STEM-related elementary education.

With a robust infrastructure and supportive faculty, our innovative programs turn out highly effective graduates who are committed to equity within the classroom and beyond. Undergraduate students gain deep content knowledge through a hands-on education and extensive teaching experience that gives them the skills needed to succeed.

Through research and work in the community, our students get real-world practice and have access to North Carolina’s largest school system to make a genuine difference in the state of North Carolina. Our graduates believe in excellence in education and enter the workforce in high demand with an impressive 92% employment rate as teachers immediately upon graduation. For those wishing to continue their education, we also offer advanced master’s and doctoral degrees.