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Educator Preparation Programs
Explore educator preparation programs in North Carolina.
Explore educator preparation programs in North Carolina.

Educator Preparation in North Carolina

In North Carolina, you can get licensed to teach by attending an educator preparation program. But preparation programs are not one-size-fits-all.

To find a program that’s going to help you grow into the teacher you want to be, consider if the program:

  • Offers hands-on pre-service experience
  • Prepares you to meet the diverse academic, social, and emotional needs of students
  • Provides an experienced mentor/coach
  • Shows commitment to continuous improvement
  • Additional questions to ask:

Want help finding the right program for you?

Talk to one of our advisors. They’ll give you 1-on-1 support for choosing a program, and answer any questions you have about how to become a teacher.

Other Programs Serving North Carolina

Other programs serving North Carolina are separated into two categories:

  • Institutions of Higher Education with Approved EPPs: Educator preparation programs housed within a college or university.
  • Additional Authorized EPPs: Educator preparation programs that provide an alternative route to licensure, not housed within a college or university.

Institutions of Higher Education with Approved EPPs

Bennett College

Catawba College

Duke University

Gardner-Webb University

Greensboro College

Guilford College

Lees-McRae College

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Livingstone College

Mars Hill University

Montreat College

North Carolina Central University

Saint Andrews University

Saint Augustine's University

Shaw University

Additional Authorized EPPs

Central Carolina Teaching Initiative

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

Guilford County Schools

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