The mission of the Department of Education is to prepare candidates for a North Carolina Standard Professional I Teaching license with a liberal arts foundation. The Department of Education prepares highly qualified teachers who will contribute to the teaching profession and who will positively impact students in the public school system. Our graduates are teachers who have broad perspective, who think critically, reflectively and creatively; who are humane and committed to meeting the learning needs of all students; and who guide students using active inquiry to become effective and productive citizens in the 21st century.
Through the UNC Asheville teacher licensure program, you will have the opportunity to pursue the subject you love while attaining a license to teach it! In four years you can graduate with both a bachelor’s degree in a specific subject and a teaching license, making you marketable in two areas.