Other Resources

North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT)

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) created in 1985, is a unit of the University of North Carolina dedicated to serving school teachers in order to enhance the learning of the children of North Carolina. NCCAT's mission is to provide a dynamic environment, in an atmosphere of respect and dignity, where North Carolina teachers engage in scholarly activities structured to stimulate intellectual curiosity, create thinking, inquiry, and discussion; examine and challenge ideas; have time for reflection, inspiration, and professional networking; and develop renewed enthusiasm for teaching.

NC Model Teacher Education Consortium (NCMTEC)

NCMTEC is a collaborative effort of a select number of school systems, colleges and universities, community colleges and the Public Schools of North Carolina, which provides affordable, accessible, high-quality education and training to aspiring and practicing educators in participating school systems in eastern North Carolina.

North Carolina Public Schools

North Carolina Public Schools’ "Quick Facts" offers a variety of factual information about the schools, how they perform, students they serve and the employees who teach and lead in each school.

NC RISE (North Carolina Restructuring Initiative in Special Education)

NC RISE provides support for the development of online training modules that assist non-licensed and out-of-field teachers in becoming licensed and qualified to teach special needs students.

NC TEACH (NC Teachers of Excellence for All Children)

NC TEACH is a statewide teacher licensure program administered by the University of North Carolina, in collaboration with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. NC TEACH recruits, prepares, and supports mid-career professionals as they begin a teaching career in North Carolina's public schools.

North Carolina Teacher Academy (NCTA)

The North Carolina Teacher Academy (NCTA), created in 1993, seeks to recognize the importance of continuous learning to the growth of the career teacher by providing quality professional development in the areas of school committee leadership, instruction, core content and the use of modern technology. The Academy holds five-day residential programs on college campuses during the summer with follow-up training in the fall and spring. On-site training with school staff in reading, learning styles, and school leadership has been added to expand services.


Teach4NC offers information on traditional and non-traditional approaches to becoming a teacher in North Carolina. Learn the key requirements for obtaining a teacher license and the appropriate steps to follow.

Teaching Fellows

The Teaching Fellows Program provides a scholarship for four years to 400 outstanding North Carolina high school seniors. Upon acceptance of the scholarship, the student agrees to teach for four years following graduation from college in one of North Carolina’s public schools or United States Government schools in North Carolina.

Troops to Teachers

The primary objective of Troops to Teachers (TTT) is to help recruit quality teachers for schools that serve low-income families throughout America. TTT helps relieve teacher shortages, especially in math, science, special education and other high-needs subject areas, and assists military personnel in making successful transitions to second careers in teaching.