Teacher Education Program

Welcome to the teacher education program, where we prepare teachers to be reflective practitioners. Reflective practitioners value diversity, engage in liberating practice, and are lifelong learners.

We offer programs at both the undergraduate and master's level. The following education programs are approved by the North Carolina State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction for licensure of our graduates to teach at the early childhood, elementary, middle, or secondary levels.

Undergraduate/initial licensure areas:

  • Birth through Kindergarten
  • Elementary (K-6)
  • Middle Grades Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies (6-9)
  • Biology (9-12)
  • Comprehensive Science (9-12)
  • Comprehensive Social Studies (9-12)
  • English (9-12)
  • Mathematics (9-12)
  • Art (K-12)
  • Health and Physical Education (K-12)
  • Music (K-12)
  • Spanish (K-12)
  • Special Education General and Adapted Curriculum (K-12)
  • Theatre (K-12)

Graduate/M.Ed. licensure areas:

  • Birth through Kindergarten
  • Elementary (K-6)
  • Special Education General and Adapted Curriculum (K-12)

Our graduates have good reputations in the field.  Many have been named "teacher of the year" and have achieved national board certification in their states and districts. Many serve in leadership roles in professional organizations and schools.  Of our graduates, about two-thirds remain in North Carolina for their first year of teaching.

Rebecca F. Blomgren, Ed.D.   Pamela J. Bennett
Director of Teacher Education   Assistant Director of Teacher Education
(336) 272-7102, ext. 5262   (336)217-7236 Fax: (336) 217-7264
blomgrenr@greensboro.edu   bennettp@greensboro.edu

 

Accreditation

Both the undergraduate and graduate licensure programs are approved by the North Carolina Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction. Licensure areas include birth through kindergarten; elementary (K-6); middle grades (6-9) language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies; secondary (9-12) biology, comprehensive science, comprehensive social studies, English, and mathematics; and K-12 programs in art, health and physical education, music, Spanish, special education (adapted and general curriculum), and theatre.


Graduate Licensure Programs

The Master of Education degree in Birth through Kindergarten, Elementary and Special Education is designed to serve individuals who hold a valid teaching license in the licensure area and wish to pursue a master's degree. Successful completion of the Master of Education degree qualifies the individual for the master's license in the state of North Carolina. The Master of Education in Special Education offers concentrations in two areas: Adapted Curriculum and General Curriculum.

For individuals interested in obtaining a master's degree but do not have an initial teaching license, the College offers a two-step program. The first step leads to initial licensure and the second step leads to the M.Ed. and a master's license. For more information about this two-step program, refer to the Licensure Plus M.Ed. Program section in the Graduate Academic Catalog.

For specific information about the program you are interested in, contact the program coordinator listed below.

Licensure Area Program Coordinator Contact Information
Birth through Kindergarten Dr. Susan Connelly sconnelly@greensboro.edu; 336-272-7102, ext. 5414
Elementary Dr. Debra Davidson dmdavidson@greensboro.edu; 336-272-7102, ext. 5266
Special Education Dr. Natasha Veale natasha.veale@greensboro.edu; 336-272-7102, ext 5355

Piedmont Alternative Licensure Program

The Piedmont Alternative Licensure (PAL) Program began as a collaborative project between Greensboro College and Bennett College to provide the professional education sequence needed for teacher licensure and a support network for lateral entry candidates.

PAL licensure areas include birth through kindergarten; middle grades language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, secondary biology, comprehensive science, comprehensive social studies, English, and mathematics; and K-12 art, music, health and physical education, Spanish, and theatre. For more information contact Dr. Rebecca Blomgren, professor of education and founding dean, School of Social Sciences and Education, at blomgrenr@greensboro.edu or 336-272-7102, ext 5262.


Professional Memberships

The Teacher Education Program maintains membership in the following organizations.

  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators
  • North Carolina Birth through Kindergarten Higher Education Consortium
  • Piedmont Triad Education Consortium

Resources

Applications

Teacher Education Program for Initial Licensure
Student Teaching/Clinical Practicum Program
Teacher Education Program for Master's Licensure

Forms

Certification of Teaching Capacity
Course Equivalency Request
Petition for Exception to Teacher Education Policy
Standards/Dispositions Referral

Handbooks

Initial Licensure
Fieldwork
Piedmont Alternative Licensure (PAL) Program
Student Teaching
Master's Licensure


Resources

For specific information about the program you are interested in, contact the program coordinator listed below.

Licensure Area Program Coordinator Contact Information
Birth through Kindergarten Dr. Susan Connelly sconnelly@greensboro.edu; 336-272-7102, ext.5414
Elementary (K-6) Dr. Debra Davidson dmdavidson@greensboro.edu; 336-272-7102, ext. 5266
Middle Grades (6-9)
    Language Arts
    Mathematics
    Science
    Social Studies
 

Dr. Rebecca Blomgren
Dr. Kathleen Keating
Dr. Stuart Davidson
Professor Marjorie Larkin
Dr. Allison Palmadessa

blomgrenr@greensboro.edu; 336-272-7102, ext. 5262
keatingk@greensboro.edu; 336-272-7102, ext. 5308
davidsons@greensboro.edu; 336-272-7102, ext. 5294
larkinm@greensboro.edu; 336-272-7102, ext. 5364
allison.palmadessa@greensboro.edu; 336-272-7102, ext. 5325

Biology (9-12) Professor Marjorie Larkin larkinm@greensboro.edu; 336-272-7102, ext. 5364
Comprehensive Science (9-12) Professor Marjorie Larkin larkinm@greensboro.edu; 336-272-7102, ext. 5364
Comprehensive Social Studies (9-12) Dr. Allison Palmadessa apalmadessa@greensboro.edu; 336-272-7102, ext. 5325
English (9-12) Dr. Kathleen Keating keatingk@greensboro.edu; 336-272-7102, ext. 5308
Mathematics (9-12) Dr. Stuart Davidson davidsons@greensboro.edu; 336-272-7102, ext. 5294
Art (K-12) Professor James Langer langerj@greensboro.edu; 336-272-7102, ext. 5361
Health and Physical Education Dr. Randy Hunt huntr@greensboro.edu; 336-272-7102, ext. 5247
Music (K-12) Dr. Jane McKinney mckinneyj@greensboro.edu; 336-272-7102, ext. 5281
Spanish (K-12) Dr. Rebecca Blomgren blomgrenr@greensboro.edu; 336-272-7102, ext. 5262
Special Education (K-12) Dr. Natasha Veale natasha.veale@greensboro.edu; 336-272-7102, ext. 5355
Theatre (K-12) Professor David Schram schramd@greensboro.edu; 336-272-7102, ext. 5243