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Empower students. Shape the future. Teach.

Become a teacher and leave a legacy you’ll be proud of. We’ll help you get there.
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Empower students. Shape the future. Teach.

Become a teacher and leave a legacy you’ll be proud of. We’ll help you get there.
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Are you ready to shape the future?

As a teacher, you’ll put your energy and creativity to work preparing students to tackle the world’s most difficult challenges, from pandemics to climate change and social justice. Great teachers are innovative and always in demand.

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    Public and charter schools

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  • 94,117

    Talented teachers

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Understand the Career


See the Possibilities


Imagine Your Teacher-Self


Choose Your Pathway


Get Licensed to Teach


Find Your Classroom

  1. 1

    Understand the Career

    What do teachers do?

    With over 100 school districts and more than 3,000 schools that are as unique and promising as the students within them, there are many opportunities to change lives as a teacher here. Join talented colleagues, make your mark and get paid to do what you love.

    Get to Know Teaching
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    See the Possibilities

    Do teachers have a good future?

    North Carolina needs teachers from all backgrounds and experiences who are committed to making a difference. There is a secure future for anyone working in the classroom here, especially for high-demand positions like science, math and Special Education teaching. Are you ready to empower students to navigate and thrive in a changing world?

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    Imagine Your Teacher-Self

    Am I a good fit for teaching?

    If you like a challenge and the daily satisfaction of knowing that what you're doing matters, teaching could be your calling. You bring your unique skills and experience to any job you take—but leading a classroom takes full advantage of both. As a teacher, you'll work hard while building skills that set you up to succeed, no matter where your professional life takes you.

  4. 4

    Choose Your Path

    How do I become a teacher?

    There are many pathways to becoming a teacher in North Carolina. From traditional educator preparation programs to alternative certification, anyone with the drive and skills to lead a classroom can find a path to licensure. We break it down in just a few steps. Get started by checking out our overview.

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    Get Licensed to Teach

    What’s teacher licensure?

    If the word “requirement” scares you, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Our North Carolina resource on understanding licensure makes it easy. Once you decide which subject, specialty and grade level are for you, the next steps just fall into place.

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    Find Your Classroom

    How do I start my teaching career?

    Once you're licensed to teach, you'll probably want a job. We've partnered with several school districts in North Carolina to bring you the nitty-gritty details about what it’s like to be a teacher here. Hear directly from your future colleagues and see what job openings might be the perfect fit for you.

In the Press

  • The Future Depends on Teachers

    Teach North Carolina kicks off an initiative focused on the teacher recruitment.

Our Partners

We’re not alone in this work (because we’re not crazy). We know that recruiting the next generation of teachers is done better when it’s done together.

Our Sponsors

We are grateful to the following sponsors for pledging their financial support.