Cato School of Education
Life-long learners. Life-long teachers.
From day one, Queens is committed to providing hands-on, experiential learning to its students. This is especially true for students in the Cato School of Education. While obtaining a firm foundation, Cato students are empowered to practice methodologies while developing their own intentional teaching philosophies. Student quickly learning that leadership development is at the forefront of our programs. Our programs are positioned to prepare students for a successful and fulfilling career in education—with supportive, reputable and highly-qualified faculty, close partnerships with local schools and a distinctive curriculum.
"The support of my professors throughout the experience enabled me to improve my lesson plans each time and gave me the confidence to push not only myself, but also the students in my clinical placements. I finished the semester feeling confident that I can be an effective teacher in the future and knowing that the foundations laid by my professors in the Cato School of Education will lead to rewarding and valuable learning experiences." -Julie Mansius '17
Accreditation and Program Effectiveness
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) has approved all below programs. The following programs are approved by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP):
- Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (K-6)
- Master of Arts in Teaching (K-6) (MAT)
- Master of Education in Literacy (K-12) (MEd)
- Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (K-12) (MEL) (On-line) (Initial school administration license or an add-on school administration license depending on current standing)
- Secondary Education Minor in areas of Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics (9-12), Social Studies (9-12) and Spanish and French, (K-12)
- School Executive Leadership Academy, add-on administration license and certificate (K-12) (SELA)
- Academically and Intellectually Gifted add-on license (K-12) (AIG)
- Regional Alternative Licensing Center approved courses
The following programs will be reviewed for approval by CAEP in spring 2023:
- Master of Education with specialization in Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG), Special Education (General Curriculum), and Instructional Technology Specialist
- Secondary Education Minor in areas of Physics and Science
- Special Education (General Curriculum) add-on license (K-12)
- Instructional Technology Specialist add-on license (K-12)
- Reading add-on license (K-12)
- NC Residency Licensure
The Teacher Education Programs at Queens are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). Learn more about CAEP Accountability Measures and Program Effectiveness.