Teacher Education Program

A student presents her research at the annual research symposium

One of the primary concerns of the university, as well as one of its principal opportunities for service, is in the field of teacher education. The university is committed to meeting the need for well-trained and dedicated teachers. It recognizes teacher education as an institution-wide responsibility. The unifying theme for all of the education programs is the development of professional educators as facilitative teachers who understand and value the process of learning.


The Methodist University Teacher Education Program prepares students to become dynamic, engaging teachers who have a commitment to teaching all children. The department is oriented towards reflective, student-driven practice; research that is authentic and reflects university and community needs; consistent improvement; and content mastery.


The Methodist University Teacher Education Program (MUTEP) believes the primary purpose of teaching is to provide every child the opportunity and instruction needed to maximize his or her talents, ability, and ethical potential.


  • Graduates will demonstrate leadership in the classroom, school, and profession.
  • Graduates will advocate for schools and students.
  • Graduates will demonstrate high ethical standards.
  • Graduates will establish a respectful environment for a diverse population of students.
  • Graduates will know the content they teach.
  • Graduates will facilitate learning for their students.
  • Graduates will reflect on their practice.


The Teacher Education Program is accredited by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and provides courses of study for the following teaching licenses: Elementary Education (K-6); Middle Grades Education (6-9) concentrations: Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science; Special Education: General Curriculum; Secondary Education (9-12): Mathematics, History with Social Studies licensure, English, and General Science; Special Subjects (K-12): Art, Music, Physical Education and Health Education, and add-on licensure programs in English as a Second Language (ESL) and Academically and Intellectually Gifted (K-12).

Minors Available

Concentration Available


Transferring teaching licenses between states is governed by the state governments and the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC). Many states consider themselves “full reciprocity” and will convert a NC Teaching License to the target state license immediately. Some jurisdictions may choose to have additional Jurisdiction Specific Requirements (JSRs) depending on the years of experience and currency of the teaching license. Candidates who wish to convert a NC teaching license to a license in another state should consult www.nasdtec.net.

Title II

The Teacher Education Program at Methodist University is in compliance with Title II of the Higher Education Act. A copy of the report is available here.


NC State Board of Education Complaint Process

The North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) has jurisdiction to investigate allegations of noncompliance regarding specific laws and rules. Complaints may address Educator Preparation Program requirements set forth in Article 15(D) of Chapter 115C. The SBE does not have jurisdiction over complaints related to contractual arrangements with an EPP, commercial issues, obtaining a higher grade or credit for training, or seeking reinstatement to an EPP. All complaints filed with the SBE must be in writing. A person or entity may file a written complaint with SBE by filling out a complaint form and submitting online and/or mailing or faxing a hard copy to the address on the form.


Contact the Teacher Education Program

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Jennifer Broome, Ph.D.

Chair, Education; Assistant Professor of Education
(910) 630-7060
Hendricks 210
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Jennifer Broome, Ph.D.

Chair, Education; Assistant Professor of Education

B.A., M.Ed., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Ph.D., New York University


Dr. Broome is chair of the Education Department. She joined Methodist University in 2016, and has been working with the education department to modernize its curricular offerings. Prior to Methodist, Dr. Broome taught in North Carolina Public Schools for nine years. Her research interests include gifted education, philosophy and teaching, pre-service teachers, and critical thinking. She has presented at the National Association for Gifted Children conference, the American Association of Teaching and Curriculum conference, and the National Council of Teachers of English conference. She also presented at the Methodist University B.F. Stone Lyceum in 2018.

(910) 630-7060
Hendricks 210