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.
to Your N.C. Teaching License
Educator Preparation Programs
Tell Us Who You Are
I do not have an undergraduate degree and wish to major in education and earn a teaching license.
I am already teaching and need to affiliate with a state-approved, Educator Preparation Program (EPP) to clear my license.
I have a bachelor’s degree and wish to teach now, earning my license as I teach.
I have a bachelor’s degree and wish to enter a program, complete student-teaching and earn my license and a master’s degree.
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