North Carolina Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 53 schools)

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North Carolina Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in North Carolina. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in North Carolina, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.


North Carolina’s Roanoke Island was the site of the earliest English attempt to settle in America. The colony failed, but the region’s wealth of land and resources were incentive enough to keep trying. Today, the state’s diverse economy and pleasant weather make it one of the fastest growing state’s in the country. Five of the largest school districts are located in North Carolina, but there are smaller districts too.

Teacher Education in North Carolina

With over 50 schools to choose from, education majors have a wide range of degree programs and specializations available. There are several scholarships available to North Carolina residents who are willing to teach in the state. To be licensed, a teacher must complete 12 credit hours in their chosen subject.

Teaching Careers in North Carolina

North Carolina's growing school districts are actively recruiting teachers. Even those without an education degree who have experience in business and other areas are in demand. According to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for teachers is around $44,000. Also, four years is North Carolina's tenure requirement.

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