Are you interested in:

  • Teaching


Becoming a teacher at Meredith College is a win-win process: you major in one of the majors available at Meredith, decide on whether you want to be a birth-kindergarten or elementary teacher; a middle or secondary teacher in one of the core areas; a career and technical education teacher in family and consumer sciences; a K-12 licensed teacher in one of the arts, health and physical education, or Spanish.  At Meredith, you receive a strong liberal arts education through the General Education program, study your content, then you take courses in the professional teacher licensure program.  You will have an in depth understanding of the content you will teach and your professional education courses will prepare you to teach by learning to design instruction for all students, execute effective lessons, and assess not only your students but also your teaching. You can begin taking required licensure courses as a sophomore, and after taking one education course, you can apply to the teacher education program.

Types of jobs:

  • Teach students at any grade level in public, private, or charter schools


Attend graduate school for:

  • Academically and intellectually gifted education (AIG)
  • College professor
  • Curriculum and instruction specialist
  • Educational leadership (school administration)
  • English as a second language (ESL)
  • Further study in content area
  • Reading specialist
  • Research and evaluation
  • Special Education


Options for the major:

  • Attend the information session for first-year students who are interested in teaching
  • Attend the Orientation to Teacher Education in the fall or spring of your sophomore year
  • Earn a B.A.or B.S. majoring in the subject you want to teach – choose your passion and develop a deep understanding of that discipline
  • Join Meredith Educators, a group that organizes speakers and sponsors special activities for students interested in teaching
  • Accept an invitation to join Kappa Delta Pi, the education honor society
  • Participate in child center and school-based field placements
  • Take the first-year critical thinking seminar called “Education Under Fire!” as an elective for an opportunity to debate important issues in education and to visit schools
  • Teaching during your semester-long student teaching internship


Professional associations:


Career outlook:

All areas of teaching are expected to grow during the next 10 years. Employment growth will vary by region and area of licensure.

Additional information:

Meredith’s teacher education program »

The faculty and staff in the Department of Education work closely with public school teachers and administrators. This helps us design programs to prepare you for real classrooms. We see you as a future teacher-leader!