Why talk to a career coach?
Get advice and info, based on where you’re starting and where you want to be. Talk to a coach 1-on-1 or join a group advising session, so you can take the next step in your journey with confidence.
TeachNC coaches are licensed teachers. If you’re new to teaching, they can help you with questions like:
- How do I know if teaching is right for me?
- How do I get licensed to teach?
- How do I choose a teaching program?
- Anything else you want to know!
Plus, when you sign up with a coach, you’ll get access to every TeachNC product and service — all completely free.
Not sure if a 1-on-1 call is right for you? Group advising sessions are also a great way to learn about becoming a teacher.
Group sessions are held monthly and cover topics like:
- Steps to a teaching license and how to choose your subject area
- How to choose a teaching pathway and program
- How to get career and financial support from TeachNC
Every group call includes a Q&A session! Bring any questions that are top-of-mind for you. You can always schedule a 1-on-1 call if you think of more questions later.
To join a group session: Click the “Sign Up” button to open the group advising Eventbrite page. There, you can click “Select a date” and choose the session that works best with your schedule.
"Matt was pleasant to talk with and very knowledgeable about the Residency Licensure path that I am interested in."
— 1:1 advising participant
Meet the Coaches
Scroll down to view calendars and read bios for all North Carolina coaches. Choose a coach and your preferred date, then click to sign up!* Don't see a calendar? Try refreshing your page or for assistance.
Coaching is available to anyone brand-new to teaching — without a teaching credential or experience as a lead teacher in any state — who is living in the U.S., or is a U.S. citizen living abroad. If you’re not eligible for coaching, you can learn more about becoming an NC teacher with the TeachNC Licensure Guide or from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
Still unsure about career coaching?
- Get Started
Explore teaching programs in North Carolina. Sort by format, licensure areas and tuition to find the right fit.
- Get Money Back
We'll reimburse up to $100 for your application costs — including fees, required test prep and more!
- Explore Guides
Our guides offer everything from resume advice to test prep tips, to support you on your journey to the classroom.