The Bachelor of Arts in Teaching, Schools, and Society is available along with other College majors for candidates who plan to teach elementary education (grades K-6) and general curriculum special education (K-12). Students seeking licensure in elementary or special education will complete general education course requirements, professional studies core requirements and specific specialty-area course requirements. Students who seek middle/secondary licensure (grades 6-12) typically major in the content area they wish to teach and complete professional studies and program courses in their area of specialty. Licensure programs incorporate professional studies course requirements and specific specialty-area course requirements.
The teacher education program at Salem College has been approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). These accreditations make it possible for graduates to be licensed in most states. Students seeking teaching licensure must apply for admission to Teacher Education and Graduate Studies, usually by the spring of their sophomore year.