School of Education: Measure #7

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)

Employment Rate

Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared (Initial and Advanced)

Undergraduate Programs: Licensure and Employment in North Carolina One Year after Graduation

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) provides EPPs with data pertaining to the percent of students receiving initial teacher licenses as well as the percent employed.

Cohort Graduation Year 2019-20

VariablesStudent TeachersPercent LicensedPercent Employed

Top 10 North Carolina LEAs Employing GWU Prepared Teachers in 2018 – 2019

LEANumber of Teachers
Cleveland County Schools258
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools229
Gaston County Schools159
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools122
Iredell-Statesville Schools126
Rutherford County Schools122
Wake County Schools122
Guilford County Schools89
Davidson County Schools78
Catawba County Schools67

*  All Advanced Licensure candidates are continuing their teacher-education, and therefore are employed within the school systems across North Carolina and South Caroline.