A premier academic & scholarship opportunity for exceptionally motivated students

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Engaged citizens
Teacher scholars
Future leaders

The Elon Teaching Fellows Program prepares students to become influential decision-makers in education on local, state, national and international levels.

The Teaching Fellows program at Elon enriches our already outstanding teacher education program by providing a developmental, structured 4-year student experience. From their first day on campus, Teaching Fellows participate in activities that support their holistic development as educators who will be leaders inside and outside of the classroom. The Elon Teaching Fellows program includes multiple transformative experiences that we have developed over the course of our 30 years of continuous operation, including a semester abroad in New Zealand.

Eligible Teaching Fellows Pathways
(Licensure Areas Offered)

Bachelor’s Degree Pathways
Biology with Teacher Licensure (Secondary)
Comprehensive Science Education (Secondary biology, chemistry, environmental science or physics concentrations)
Mathematics with Teacher Licensure (Secondary)
Middle Grades Education (6-9 specializations in Mathematics or Science)

Special Education
Special Education (K-12) & Elementary Education (K-6)
Special Education (K-12) & Middle Grades Education (6-9 specializations in English, Social Studies, Mathematics, or Science)
Special Education (K-12) & Secondary Education majors (9-12 specializations in English, History, Mathematics, or Science)

Campus Enrichment Overview

NC Teaching Fellows at Elon University have funded and/or subsidized opportunities for study abroad in New Zealand, two Winter Term courses that include domestic travel, undergraduate research, extracurricular professional development, and education policy programming. Teaching Fellows also benefit from supplemental advising, mentoring, and professional networking opportunities.

NC Teaching Fellows at Elon University are also eligible to compete for an additional $5500 per year per student ($22000 total across four years) of scholarship money awarded to Teaching Fellows by the university.

Campus Enrichment programming
valued at $7500 per student

5-week full-time
teaching experience
in local school during
semester abroad