Looking for scholarships? Want to pursue a development experience? You will find thousands of grants, scholarships and fellowships for teachers and teacher candidates. Learn more about specific funding opportunities for North Carolina teachers, and consult an expansive national scholarships and aid database.
Make a Living
Teachers in North Carolina make $53,975 on average and receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, retirement and other benefits. Some positions also offer bonuses for teaching particular subjects, such as Advanced Placement, Reading or Math. There are also additional compensation opportunities for teachers who are National Board Certified, deemed “Highly Qualified” or maintain an “Advanced Teaching role.”
Enjoy Comprehensive Benefits
The benefits you get on top of salary are part of your total compensation, and teachers tend to get a better benefit package than most other jobs. In North Carolina, teachers receive vacation time, secure retirement plans, plus the standard medical, dental and vision insurance you would expect as a professional. And, at most schools, you’ll have about two months to travel, earn extra income, pursue hobbies or develop yourself.
Grow Your Career
The classroom is just the beginning. When you become a teacher, you open the door to many opportunities—some you may have never dreamed of! While in the classroom, teachers have the opportunity to expand their professional pathways by becoming National Board Certified, moving into an advanced teaching role or getting certified to teach in particular subjects/areas.
Receive Extra Funding and Perks
- Funding Opportunities
- Loan Repayment
Stepping into a classroom could mean stepping out of debt. If you have a student loan, you may be eligible for relief if you commit to teaching for several years. If this interests you, see Teacher Loan Forgiveness.
- Housing Assistance
There are benefits to help teachers find a home that is just right for relaxing and recharging! The Teacher Next Door program in North Carolina offers housing grants and home buying assistance to help teachers become homeowners in the communities where they work.
Additionally, the federal government created Good Neighbor Next Door, a program designed specifically for teachers. In order to contribute to community revitalization, the U.S. Department of Housing and Development offers a discount of 50% from the list price of the home to teachers.
- Shopping Deals
The world’s best brands offer discounts to teachers. Think J. Crew, Madewell, Apple, Jo-Ann Fabrics, AC Moore and Marriott Hotels. That means plane tickets take your further. Cell phone bills and gym memberships cost less. Your wardrobe has more options. And new technology is so much more affordable. Discounts may vary by specific location, but this national list is a good starting place to find some teacher perks.
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