North Carolina Teacher Education Programs

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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.


As a North Carolina resident, you should not be surprised that education is one of the top priorities in the state. Much of North Carolina's population is plagued by poverty, a condition that can make it extremely difficult for children to succeed in school and rise above their circumstances.

To give each child the chance they need, the state government makes education funding a priority. The most recent North Carolina budget specifically protected the work of teachers' assistants, giving teachers the support they need in their classrooms.

If you want to improve the lives of children, find out how to become a teacher by contacting teaching programs in North Carolina.

Teacher Education in North Carolina

The educational experience you have as a North Carolina teaching student will depend on what type of degree you decide to earn. If you have never attended college before, a Bachelor's degree is your first step. However, you may have other options if you already have a Bachelor's degree. If your grades qualify, consider an alternative certification program or a Master's degree. Both can get you into the classroom fairly quickly.

The type of degree you choose determines the courses that you take. If you enroll in a Master's degree program, you can expect the courses to be slightly more extensive and explore more advanced theory. A Master's degree in special education may include classes like Measurement and Diagnosis in Special Education, Assistive and Instructional Technology in Special Education, Classroom Management and Intervention Strategies, Motor Development and Learning, and Cognitive Impairment Theory. As you work your way through your degree, you should get experience in a range of classrooms.

If you plan on working in a public school after graduation, you may have access to different scholarship and financial aid options. North Carolina Public Schools funds loan forgiveness programs for teachers and grants.

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    • Teaching Careers in North Carolina

      It is crucial to find your groove as a teacher. You may learn from the experience of teachers who have been through the process when you join the North Carolina Association of Educators.

      Networking may also put you in a position to benefit from the strong job outlook in North Carolina. It is expected to lead to a 17% swell in job openings for elementary school teachers by 2022 (O*Net, 2015). A 10% increase is predicted for secondary school teachers (O*Net, 2015).

      North Carolina Teaching Salaries (2015)
      • Elementary: $42,440 per year
      • Secondary: $43,540 per year
      • Post-Secondary: $69,550 per year
      Statistics provided by the BLS, 2015

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