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North Carolina Teaching Certificate Programs

Below you’ll find a comprehensive listing of the Graduate Teaching Certificate programs available from schools in North Carolina. If you’re looking for initial teacher certification programs, check out either our list of Bachelors in Education Programs or North Carolina Alternative Certification Programs. Most of the programs down below are for people who are already teachers.

If you are looking for a way to distinguish yourself in the teaching field and earn a bigger paycheck, you may want to consider National Board Certification. As of 2011, North Carolina has the largest number of Nationally Board Certified instructors in the United States. About 18 percent, or just over 19,000, of the teachers in North Carolina have obtained the certification, which leads to higher pay. The certification is considered the highest distinction in education in North Carolina. The road to National Board Certification is rigorous, though, and includes portfolio preparation and passed assessments. An add-on certificate or advanced certificate from a North Carolina university can help prepare you for the process.

Featured Schools in North Carolina

The University of North Carolina Asheville offers certification in subjects that range from foreign languages to history. Because of the variety of options, this university is a good choice for teachers who want multiple endorsements. The university also offers programs in two of North Carolina’s teacher shortage areas – math and science. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill also offers certificates in all three of the state’s teacher shortage areas – math, science and special education. These programs can be completed online. At High Point University, teachers can earn an add-on certificate in gifted education. The 12-credit hour program can prepare teachers to develop curriculum for gifted students.

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