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Wake Forest University

Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university in Winston-Salem, N.C. with more than 8,000 students. The undergraduate population hails from 49 states and more than 50 foreign countries.

Wake Forest provides the financial resources needed for enrollment by a socio-economically, ethnically and geographically diverse student body. Our motto, pro humanitate (for humanity), is a calling to use our knowledge, talents, and compassion to better the lives of others. 

Teacher preparation programs are available at both the undergraduate and the graduate level, and in both elementary and secondary teaching. Undergraduates can select the Elementary Education major.  Students are interested in secondary education major in their content area (English, math, science or social studies/history) and minor in Education. Candidates are eligible for the teaching license.

At the graduate level, programs are offered for elementary or secondary education. Graduate students come with an undergraduate degree in a secondary content area or a field related to elementary teaching. Candidates complete coursework and fieldwork and earn a teaching license and master’s degree.

  • College or University
  • Winston-Salem, NC
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The greatest gift of educational leadership has been to know myself as someone who can perceive the needs of my school, students, and colleagues.  The education department at Wake Forest prepared me to assume leadership roles and address our school community’s institutional issues with competence.

Cristofer Wiley

Wake Forest University
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Bachelor’s & lic.
  • Undergraduate Teacher Licensure Program
Master’s & lic.
  • Master Teacher Fellows Program (MTF)
Bachelor’s & licensure
Undergraduate Teacher Licensure Program
  • 36 months
    Program Duration
  • In-person
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
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Program Info

A four-year program with the first two years devoted to liberal arts coursework. Teacher education begins in the junior year, including coursework and a series of field placements in local schools. The tuition listed below is the annual rate.

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  • 36 months
    Program Duration
  • In-person
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
Upcoming Deadlines
  • Deadlines
    Program Start
  • Jan. 01, 2023

Application Fee & Annual Tuition

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  • $36,420

    In State Tuition

  • $36,420

    Out of State Tuition

  • $75

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at Wake Forest University have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Wake Forest University to see if you can, too!
Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

Extensive merit-based and need-based aid is available. 100% of demonstrated need is met.

For more information visit:Financial Aid Office

Licensure Area
Biology (9-12)
Chemistry (9-12)
Elementary Education (K-6)
English (9-12)
French (K-12)
German (9-12)
Math (9-12)
Physics (9-12)
Science (9-12)
Social Studies (9-12)
Spanish (9-12)

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

Program Hallmarks

  • Male
  • Female
  • 14%
  • 86%
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • 0%
  • 7%
  • 14%
  • 7%
  • 0%
  • 72%
  • 0%
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