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William Peace University
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William Peace University's mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. Rooted in the liberal arts tradition, the student develops an appreciation for life-long learning, a focus on meaningful careers and skills for ethical citizenship. 

William Peace University is a private college located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. WPU has been affiliated with the Presbyterian Church for more 150 years. WPU is ranked in the top 10 percent for Effective Teaching (National Survey of Student Engagement) and boasts a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio. All students are taught by faculty (no teaching assistants). WPU offers education programs in Elementary Education, Dual Licensure in Elementary Education and Special Education General Curriculum, along with programs in Middle School English/Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. We also over licensure-only programs in Elementary Education, Dual Licensure in Elementary Education and Special Education Dual Licensure, along with Special Education Adapted Curriculum. 

  • College or University
  • Raleigh, NC
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My favorite thing about teaching is the relationships with the kids.

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Programs
Bachelor’s & lic.
  • Elementary Education, Dual Licensure in Elementary Education and Special Education General Curriculum, Middle School English/Language Arts, Science and Social Studies
  • Licensure Only programs in Elementary Education, Dual Licensure in Elementary Education and Special Education General Curriculum, and Special Education Adapted Curriculum
Bachelor’s & licensure
Elementary Education, Dual Licensure in Elementary Education and Special Education General Curriculum, Middle School English/Language Arts, Science and Social Studies
  • 48 months
    Program Duration
  • In-person
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
    No
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Program Info

The Education program at WPU is designed by experienced educators who are closely connected to public education in North Carolina, opening up a world of resources and opportunities to learn and grow. If teaching is your calling, you have come to right place. The education major is one of the fastest growing at WPU, with tracks in elementary education and a blended elementary/special education program. Here you will dissect the learning process and examine the future of K-12 education. Our professors will challenge you to explore the latest teaching methods through relevant coursework, extensive field and practicum experiences, and enriching student teaching opportunities.

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  • 48 months
    Program Duration
  • In-person
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
    No
Upcoming Deadlines
  • Deadlines
    Program Start
  • Rolling Deadline
    Spring
  • Rolling Deadline
    Summer
  • Rolling Deadline
    Fall
  • Rolling Deadline
    Winter

Application Fee & Annual Tuition

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  • $31,200

    In State Tuition

  • $31,200

    Out of State Tuition

  • $35

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at William Peace University have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with William Peace University to see if you can, too!
Amount
Description
Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled

Work study is available

For more information visit:Financial Aid Office

Licensure Area
Elementary Education (K-6)
Language Arts, Middle Grades (6-9)
Science, Middle Grades (6-9)
Social Studies, Middle Grades (6-9)
Special Education: Adapted Curriculum (K-12)
Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12)

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

Program Hallmarks

Stats
Gender
  • Male
  • Female
  • 4%
  • 96%
Ethnicity
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • 0%
  • 0%
  • 13%
  • 0%
  • 0%
  • 88%
  • 0%
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