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Secondary Education Licensure

The Secondary Education program is facilitated by Wake Forest University (WFU). Wake Forest is a private institution that enrolls approximately 8,950 students with the undergraduate population comprising 5,472 of the total enrollment. WFU’s mission is to prepare students who commit to the motto Pro Humanitate (For Humanity), which is a calling for students to use their knowledge, talents and compassion to better the lives of others. The Department of Education at Wake Forest seeks to engage and prepare future teachers, school leaders, and educational policy makers from diverse backgrounds for caring and effective service in the field of education.

The Master Teacher Fellows (MTF) program in secondary education was created to provide graduate study in education as well as the coursework necessary to obtain a North Carolina teaching license. It is designed to attract talented individuals with strong preparation in a core discipline and whose undergraduate studies did not include teacher licensure. This program provides participants with a rigorous academic curriculum to support subject-area teaching. It includes extensive knowledge of instructional design to support student learning, rich clinical experiences in diverse public schools, and an engaging teacher research component supported by nationally-recognized faculty experts in each content area.

More information about specific content areas can be found here:
Course Schedule

Summer 1

EDU707: Educational Policy & Practice (3 hours)

EDU712: Learning & Cognitive Science (3 hours)

EDU721: Educational Research (3 hours)

EDU745: Diverse Learners (3 hours)


EDU 654: Content Pedagogy (3 hours)

EDU715: Action Research (3 hours)

EDU717: Instructional Design, Assessment, & Technology (3 hours)

EDU 609L: Intro to Secondary Education with Field Experience (3 hours)


EDU664L: Student Teaching Internship (9 hours)​

EDU665: Professional Development Seminar (3 hours)​

Summer II

EDU716: Professional Growth Seminar (Action Research/Thesis) (3 hours)​

EDU758: Educational Leadership (3 hours)​

To learn more about Wake Forest’s Secondary Education program, please visit the Wake Forest University Master’s program description and graduate program admissions page. Tuition information for the current academic year can be found on the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences website, though admitted residents in Winston-Salem TEACH will receive generous scholarship funding. Contact Dr. Alan Brown for more information. 


Dr. Alan Brown
Chair of the Department of Education, Wake Forest University