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University of North Carolina Asheville

University of North Carolina at Asheville


Undergraduate students in the teacher licensure program major in the subject they intend to teach and add on courses to earn their teaching license. By combining courses in the student’s content area, psychology, teaching methodology and liberal studies, they develop a broad knowledge base that will serve them well in the classroom. Furthermore, students practice what they are learning in their classes by completing field work in the Asheville area's public schools. Our teacher licensure program is for undergraduate students and for post-baccalaureate students.

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  • Asheville, NC

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Maggie Harvin

My education at UNC Asheville really prepared me for developing lessons that meet the needs of diverse learners.

Maggie Harvin

University of North Carolina Asheville


Bachelor’s & licensure

Teacher Licensure Program

  • 48 months

    Program Duration

  • In-person

    Program Format

  • Pre-Test Required


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Program Info

Through the UNC Asheville teacher licensure program you will have the opportunity to pursue the subject you love while attaining a license to teach it!  In four years you can graduate with both a bachelor’s degree in a specific subject and a teaching license.  

With a liberal arts foundation, UNC Asheville graduates are teachers who have broad perspectives; who think critically, reflectively and creatively; who are humane and committed to meeting the learning needs of all students; and who guide students using active inquiry to become effective and productive citizens in the 21st century.

UNC Asheville licensure candidates are grounded in content knowledge through their undergraduate Integrative Liberal Studies core courses and their content area majors (many of which include undergraduate research). Candidates grow in their knowledge and development of skills related to pedagogy through early and continuous field experiences in diverse settings and methods coursework in which they have opportunities to engage in various observing, planning and teaching activities. Most of this pedagogical skill learning takes place in Education courses, including the capstone professional year field experience. Candidates grow in professionalism through their study of the role of professional teachers throughout the program from their very first course to their very last. Candidates' experiences in the field are intentionally assigned to ensure diverse placements. All licensure programs emphasize flexibility and problem-solving strategies, the use of technology and other best practices to meet the needs of diverse learners.

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Application Fee & Annual Tuition

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  • $17,567

    In State Tuition

  • $34,915

    Out of State Tuition

  • $75

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at University of North Carolina at Asheville have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with University of North Carolina at Asheville to see if you can, too!


$800 - $3000

Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

The Department of Education offers scholarships to students who have completed the introductory education courses. Scholarships are worth $800 - $3000.

Students may apply for scholarships in their major department and university-wide scholarships.

Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled

Work study is an option. Students can learn more at https://www.unca.edu/admission/financial-aid/types-of-aid/federal-work-study/

For more information visit:Financial Aid Office

Licensure Areas

Art (K-12)
Biology (9-12)
Chemistry (9-12)
Earth Science (9-12)
Elementary Education (K-6)
English (9-12)
Language Arts, Middle Grades (6-9)
Latin (9-12)
Math (9-12)
Math (9-12)
Physics (9-12)
Science (9-12)
Science, Middle Grades (6-9)
Social Studies (9-12)
Social Studies, Middle Grades (6-9)
Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12)
Theater Arts (K-12)

Program Overview

Program Hallmarks


  • Male

  • Female



  • American Indian or Alaskan Native

  • Asian

  • Black

  • Hispanic/Latino

  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander

  • White

  • Two or more races








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