College of Education

Requirements to transfer (as a current NC State student) into specific College of Education majors are listed below.  This includes students who desire to change their major, as well as those who want to add an Education major.

Students must meet the listed “Minimum Requirements” in order to submit an online CODA application to transfer (see Application link to the left).  These requirements must be complete at the time the application is submitted.  All admission is competitive and based on space availability in the specific program.  Meeting the requirements does not guarantee admission to the desired major.

If you have questions about transferring to programs in the College of Education, contact the College of Education Student Success and Advising Center, or call 919-515-0595.

Education General Studies

Minimum requirements for Education General Studies, Learning Design & Technology:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours, and
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.5 or above

Elementary Education

Minimum requirements for Elementary Education:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours, and
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.75 or above

Preferred requirements for Elementary Education:

Admission to the Elementary Education program is competitive. Because the program is a cohort model, space is limited to 60 students per classification. Meeting minimum and/or preferred requirements does not guarantee admission into the program due to space limitations.

Students are admitted in part due to outstanding academic performance in STEM courses, as well as other factors. Response to the CODA essay should include evidence of commitment to working with K-5 students. This could include any of the following: work and volunteer experience with children, involvement with SAY Village, and commitment to diversity and innovation.

If a student is granted admission, it cannot be guaranteed that his/her classification in the Elementary Education program will be the same as his/her university classification. This means that although the university may classify a student as a sophomore according to the number of hours completed, a student may be classified as a first-year student within the Elementary Education program, depending on individual transcript review.

Middle Grades Education: Language Arts & Social Studies (BS)

Minimum to apply and be considered:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.75 or above

Middle School Mathematics Education (BS)        

Minimum to apply and be considered:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours, and
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.75 or above, and
  • GPA of 2.5 in their teaching field (Math courses), and
  • Juniors and Seniors must have 8 units of calculus (Ma 141 & 241), and
  • Juniors and Seniors must have 4 units of science

High School Mathematics Education (BS)

Minimum to apply and be considered:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours, and
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.75 or above, and
  • GPA of 2.5 in their teaching field (Math courses), and
  • Juniors and Seniors must have 8 units of calculus (Ma 141 & 241), and
  • Juniors and Seniors must have 4 units of biology, chemistry, or physics

Middle School Science Education (BS)

Minimum to apply and be considered:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours, and
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.75 or above, and
  • GPA of 2.5 in their teaching field (science courses), and
  • Juniors and Seniors must have 8 units of science, and
  • Juniors and Seniors must have 3-4 units of calculus

Secondary Science Education (BS)

Minimum to apply and be considered:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours, and
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.75 or above, and
  • GPA of 2.5 in their teaching field (science courses), and
  • Juniors and Seniors must have 8 units of science, and
  • Juniors and Seniors must have 3-4 units of calculus

Technology, Engineering and Design Education – Licensure Concentration (BS)

Minimum to apply and be considered:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.75 or above

Technology, Engineering and Design Education – Graphic Communication Concentration (BS)

Minimum to apply and be considered:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.5 or above