Licensure & Certification

The Educational Studies Department has suspended the teacher education program at Davidson College. In the academic year 2015-2016, the department will study whether student interest warrants the continuation of the licensure or teacher certification option.

Goals for Students Who Desire to Teach

Students who desire to teach should consult with Educational Studies faculty about the various routes available to them, including alternate route certification programs, graduate school programs, and independent school teaching opportunities.

The Educational Studies Minor prepares students to enter teaching through the following paths.

  • MAT programs where you earn a teaching license and a master's degree
  • Alternative entry programs such as Teach for America, Teach Charlotte, and similar programs
  • Teach in private schools or programs where licensure is not required, such as language programs abroad