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Associate in Science (Teacher Education Concentration)

Earn an affordable teaching degree through a pilot partnership that equips you to make a difference in the lives of children and youth in Johnston County from your first day in the classroom.

Johnston County Public Schools, Johnston Community College and the NC State College of Education have developed a seamless pathway that allows you to earn an affordable teaching degree and equips you to make a difference in the lives of children and youth in your home county. We’ve designed this partnership for high school students and adult learners in Johnston County.

Through the Associate in Science (Teacher Education Concentration) program, you will . . .

  • Be accepted into teacher education program at NC State if you complete the associate’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Improve your competitiveness to earn scholarships at NC State, including the Goodnight Fellows, a $20,000 scholarship, and the N.C. Teaching Fellows, which provides up to $8,250 in loan forgiveness per year you teach
  • Take convenient and flexible classes, including completing courses online
  • Gain a foot in the door for employment with Johnston County Public Schools
  • Receive field-based experiences in Johnston County
  • Have access to a graduate assistant coordinator and an academic advisor at NC State
  • Get a head start on the NC State experience

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The Partners

The Associate in Science (Teacher Education Concentration) leverages the strengths of each partner to create a seamless teacher education pathway.

Johnston Community College develops transfer students who perform well at four-year institutions.

NC State College of Education graduates teachers who rate the most effective on statewide performance measures.

Contact Us

Anona Smith Williams

Associate Dean for Student Success and Strategic Community Engagement
NC State College of Education

Tonia Padrick

Director of Education Programs
Johnston Community Colleges