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.
Continuing Eligibility Requirements:
After initial acceptance into the program, in order to remain eligible for continued program support, Fellows must:
- Meet the initial eligibility requirements of the program .
- Honor the terms of the award promissory note.
- Make Satisfactory Academic Process, as defined by the institution where the Fellow is enrolled.
- Participate in all Teaching Fellows enrichment activities, unless an exemption is approved by Campus and Program Director.
- Do not exceed the maximum number of semesters eligible for Teaching Fellows funding.