Teaching Fellows

Founded in 1987 by the NC Public School Forum and funded by the NC General Assembly, the Teaching Fellows Program strives to graduate well prepared teachers who are deeply committed to high quality educational experiences for tomorrow's young people. 

The primary purpose of the Teaching Fellows Program is to develop teachers who are not only experts in their fields, but who will also be leaders in North Carolina's public schools. The highly competitive Teaching Fellows Program awards selected students $6,500 each year for four years toward their college education and teaching licensure. In return, Fellows agree to teach for four years in North Carolina public schools after graduation.

NC State's Teaching Fellows Program is known for its team building and student-to-student support. The Big/Little Sibling Program introduces first year Teaching Fellows to their peers and helps them negotiate both the social and academic aspects of campus. Leadership, cultural enrichment and service activities are an important and integral part of the Teaching Fellows program:

  • Teaching Fellows serve in leadership roles and hold leadership positions in campus organizations.
  • Teaching Fellows are encouraged to participate in additional enrichment activities, including travel, seminars, retreats, field trips, intramural sports, and social activities.
  • Teaching Fellows benefit from service-learning projects in public schools, local communities and even overseas.

Lead & Serve

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