Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for a Teaching Fellows award:

  • Be accepted to enroll in an approved educator preparation program leading to initial licensure in an eligible area at one of the five Teaching Fellows partner institutions.
  • Be one of the following:
    • A North Carolina high school senior
    • A student applying to transfer to an educator preparation program at one of the five Teaching Fellows partner institutions
    • A student already enrolled at one of the five Teaching Fellows partner institutions who transitions into an educator preparation program
    • An individual with a bachelor’s degree pursuing preparation for teacher licensure at one of the five Teaching Fellows partner institutions
  • Minimum Academic Requirements:
    • High school applicants or applicants with fewer than 24 hours of college credit must have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 and have scored at least a 24 on the ACT or a 1,100 on the SAT.
    • Applicants with more than 24 hours of college credit must have a minimum of a 2.7 cumulative GPA.
  • Be willing to teach in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) or special education licensure area in a North Carolina public school, traditional or charter.

Students already currently enrolled in an educator preparation program are not eligible to be considered for a Teaching Fellows award.