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College of Education

Gardner-Webb University’s College of Education strives to develop reflective and ethical educators who are knowledgeable in content, respectful of diversity, proficient in technology, and skilled in meeting the needs of all students.

Graduates of Gardner-Webb’s College of Education should be 21st-century leaders in every aspect of their profession, having the instructional, technological and collaborative communication skills to deliver relevant and rigorous content in a forward-thinking context that assures student learning.


All professional education programs, bachelor’s level and graduate level licensure programs, at Gardner-Webb University are state approved by the North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE). The College of Education continues to be nationally accredited in good standing with NCATE, which merged with TEAC to become the Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP) in 2013. Below is a list of NCDPI and CAEP approved programs: 

Undergraduate Programs leading to initial licensure: 
Birth-Kindergarten Education 
English Education 
English as a Second Language Education 
Elementary Education 
French Education 
Mathematics Education 
Middle Grades Education 
Music Education 
Physical Education and Health 
Social Studies Education 
Spanish Education 

Graduate Programs leading to advanced licensure: 
Curriculum and Instruction, Master’s 
Curriculum and Instruction, Doctorate 
Educational Leadership, Doctorate 
Educational Specialist, Specialist for C.A.S. 
Instructional Technology, Master’s 
School Administration, Master’s 
School Counseling, Master’s 

Undergraduate Licensure-Only Programs: 
Elementary Education (Online) 

Graduate Licensure-Only Programs:
School Administration (Add-On)

CAEP Annual Accreditation Report Measures

Memorandum of Understanding with local public schools

Find out more about the school districts where our students are placed into classrooms for practical, hands on learning.

Dr. Prince Bull

Dean; Professor – College of Education

100B Craig Hall
(704) 406-4402
[email protected]