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WSSU has a proud history of preparing teachers to meet the challenges and opportunities of a changing society. Our Teacher Education Program will help you with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to work with children in public and private P-12 settings.

We will provide you with a research base based on strong liberal arts foundation, robust clinical experiences, and high-impact educational practices. We welcome candidates who believe that a highly effective teacher can make it possible for every child to be successful.


45,000 Hours of Community Service

Teaching with concentrations in Special Education: General Curriculum, Middle Grades Education, Mathematics - Secondary Education, and English - Secondary Education.

The Educator Preparation programs of CASBE are recognized by the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and are therefore represented in the NC interstate agreement with the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC).  The agreement facilitates the mobility of educators among the states and other jurisdictions that are members of NASDTEC and have signed the Agreement.  An individual who completes an approved Educator Preparation program at WSSU is eligible to earn a certificate or license in another state or jurisdiction including all 50 states, District of Columbia, Guam, Ontario and the Department of Defense.  While each state/entity may affirm the credentials earned by a WSSU program completer in Educator Preparation, the educator may have  to complete additional requirements, such as coursework, assessments, or classroom experience, before receiving a full professional certificate in the new state.

This recognition applies to our undergraduate and graduate teacher licensure programs in Birth through Kindergarten, Elementary Education, Special Education, Middle Grades Education, Music Education, Secondary English Education, Secondary Math Education, and Health and Physical Education.


Go ahead... take the next step. Ignite your passion, discover your strength, and prepare to make a difference in the world. There is no ceiling to what you can do at WSSU. #BeTheNext

The WSSU community is embracing and accepting of everyone. I have always been able to find assistance from someone who cares: a professor, advisor, or even a fellow student.

Ann Carpenter '17