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Your Guide to Teaching in NC

TeachNC’s mission is to inspire the next generation of amazing educators—starting with you.

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About TeachNC

TeachNC was launched in 2019 to elevate the image of the teaching profession and increase the quantity, quality, and diversity of teachers entering North Carolina’s classrooms. In service of this mission, TeachNC includes a full suite of strategic recruitment activities including a robust communications campaign, a comprehensive website encompassing all existing resources in the state, and 1-on-1 personalized support for teacher candidates.  These resources create a trusted, safe, and user-friendly support system for anyone considering a teaching career in North Carolina. TeachNC was created through a public-private partnership between NC DPI, TEACH.org, and BEST NC in collaboration with North Carolina’s public schools, districts, and educator preparation programs.

“Every North Carolina student deserves an excellent, highly-qualified teacher in every classroom. From my own experience as an educator, teaching is one of the most rewarding professions one can pursue. Having a resource like TeachNC is important for future teachers to find all the tools, resources, and information about the profession they need to begin their journey to becoming an educator in North Carolina.” – Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt

Here’s what you can get for FREE at TeachNC

When it comes to teacher certification and prep programs, our job is to streamline everything you need to know and make it easy to understand. That’s why we’re proud to offer many free products and services to help future teachers like you get started on your careers.

When you sign up at TeachNC, you’ll get access to the following products and tools for FREE:

  • Up-to-date teacher certification guides
  • Teacher prep program database
  • Real teacher stories
  • Financial aid, salary and benefits information
  • Personalized application checklists (for when you’re ready to apply)
  • Scholarships and fee reimbursement information

Check out the video below for a quick tour of our website and highlights of the free products and services you’ll get when you sign up.

Frequently Asked Questions

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TeachNC is a statewide partnership among the North Carolina Department of Public InstructionEducation (NCDPI), school districts, universities, and other educator preparation programs, and TEACH, a national nonprofit organization. TeachNC was launched in partnership and with support from North Carolina nonprofit BEST NC and is presently fully funded by NCDPI.
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The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is charged with implementing the state's public school laws for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public schools at the direction of the State Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction. We envision that every public school student will graduate ready for post secondary education and work, prepared to be a globally engaged and productive citizen. 

TEACH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded by the U.S. Department of Education, with a mission to help people consider teaching and enter the profession.

BEST NC  is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of business leaders committed to improving North Carolina’s education system through policy and advocacy. Their mission is to unite an engaged and informed business perspective to build consensus toward dramatically transforming and improving education in North Carolina so that every student graduates with the knowledge, skills and behaviors to succeed in a competitive global economy.

Create a Free Account

Sign up for access to everything we offer, right from your dashboard.

  1. Learn about your licensure options.
  2. Explore teacher training programs.
  3. Get support for teaching tests.
  4. Apply for financial aid.
  5. Chat with licensure experts via live chat, small group sessions or 1-on-1 meetings.

It’s all FREE and brought to you by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and our statewide partners.

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