Meredith is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina’s capital city and one of the fastest-growing urban centers in the country. Our campus is just minutes from downtown, which boasts a bustling arts, nightlife, retail, and culinary scene. Raleigh is home to renowned museums of art, history and science; several colleges and universities; the Carolina Hurricanes pro hockey team; and a number of the region’s top companies. Raleigh-Durham International Airport and the Research Triangle Park are just minutes away. Meredith College offers teacher licensure at the undergraduate level as well as in our Master of Arts in Teaching program.
I was drawn to Meredith because of the Teaching Fellows Program. When I was in high school, I was pretty sure that I wanted to be a teacher. So, I felt that if I was going to be a teacher, then I wanted to go to the best place for teaching.
- 48 monthsProgram DurationProgram duration can vary based on the number of courses taken per semester, summer semester enrollment, as well as other factors
- In-personProgram Format
Teacher education is a vital part of Meredith College. We have a proud history of educating women to be innovative teachers who lead and serve in the broader community. Meredith’s education programs ensure that our teachers will be knowledgeable, thoughtful and prepared to meet the needs of all students.
The Alma Lane Lee Minority Scholarship is awarded to a self-identified minority who has declared interest in teaching or who has been admitted to the teacher preparation program.
The Meredith Teaching Fellows program offers a dynamic educational experience enriched with opportunities to gain hands-on classroom experience, learn from education professionals, volunteer for community projects and study abroad.
The North Carolina Teaching Fellows Forgivable Loan Program is open to post-baccalaureate applicants who are interested in teaching science, math and special education. Information about this scholarship can be found at myapps.northcarolina.edu/ncteachingfellows.
Birth to Kindergarten (PK-K)
Elementary Education (K-6)
Family & Consumer Sciences (6-12)
Health & Physical Education (K-12)
Language Arts, Middle Grades (6-9)
Math, Middle Grades (6-9)
Science, Middle Grades (6-9)
Social Studies (9-12)
Social Studies, Middle Grades (6-9)
Theater Arts (K-12)
Program Semesters/Steps Overview
- Year 1
Typically, students begin taking education courses in their second year at Meredith. The first courses introduce students to teaching and learning theory and schools in society. These courses have a focus on teaching students who are academically gifted and students who are learning English as a second language.
- Year 2
In the second year of the education program, students begin taking their methods courses in addition to studying how to help all student learn.
- Year 3
In students’ senior year, they complete the methods course in fall. Spring semester is spent in a full-time student teaching experience.
- Hands-On Experience
Early Field Experiences: In the teacher education program at Meredith College, you will participate in a variety of field experiences in diverse school settings. Early field experiences may include tutoring, observing, classroom assistance, small group instruction and informal assessment, allowing you to continually connect what you’re learning in class to what you’re experiencing in the classroom. Early field experiences combined with coursework are designed to prepare you for teaching all students, including those with disabilities, identified as gifted, or learning English.
Teaching Internship: In the teacher education program at Meredith, you will benefit from the College’s strong partnerships with more than 20 public schools, where you gain real-world experience. The culmination of the teacher education program is the teaching internship, which involves a full semester of student teaching. The internship begins with observing and assisting in the classroom, continues with individual student and small group lessons and builds to full responsibility for planning and instruction.
- Mentoring & Coaching
Because of Meredith’s unique approach to teacher education, Meredith students receive guidance and feedback from education faculty and, in many areas of study, from faculty within their chosen major—doubling the amount of support an undergraduate student would receive from a typical education program. All teacher education students benefit from the exceptional level of attention Meredith provides.
- Program Commitment to Improvement & Excellence
The mission of the Meredith College Department of Education is to prepare reflective practitioners who have the 21st century knowledge, skills and values to effectively teach all students. Graduates of the Department of Education, called “Meredith teachers,” believe that reflection is essential to improving the quality of their teaching. They are able to examine the dilemmas of classroom practice within the cultural contexts in which they teach. They are able to question the assumptions they bring to teaching and strive to understand how their actions impact their students. Meredith teachers are able to engage in reflection, not only within their own classrooms but also within a community of professionals who have the common goal of improving student learning.
The vision of the Meredith College Department of Education embodies teaching, learning, leading. We seek to become the premier teacher education program in the Southeast. Our programs strive to be responsive to the needs of public schools, rigorous both in content and pedagogy, and innovative in design and delivery.
- American Indian or Alaskan Native
- Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
- Two or more races