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A teacher at Centennial Campus Middle School.

How to Become a Teacher in North Carolina

Whatever your background and interest, the NC State College of Education has a program that will help you earn your teaching license and leverage your experiences to make an impact in the classroom as a highly effective educator.


licensure programs


educator preparation programs

My instructors and classes [at the NC State College of Education] did a great job exposing me to so many different aspects of the job.

Lance Atkinson ’18MAT

Johnston County Public Schools’ 2019 Outstanding First-Year Teacher Award

Extraordinary Educators Prepare at the NC State College of Education


Teaching Alumni on Statewide Performance Measures


Passage Rate on State Licensing Exams — 30 Points Higher than Average


Producer of STEM Educators in North Carolina

*Sources: UNC Educator Quality Dashboard and N.C. Department of Public Instruction