North Carolina State University

Change Lives. And Change the World. Be a Teaching Fellow.

NC State UniversityJoin the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program at the NC State College of Education and prepare to teach science, technology, engineering, mathematics or special education at one of the nation’s best teacher preparation program. Through us, you will leverage NC State’s standing as a STEM powerhouse to deepen your content knowledge, qualify for more leadership opportunities, and enhance your effectiveness and impact as a teacher and leader.

Campus Enrichment Overview

When you join NC State’s N.C. Teaching Fellows Program, you join the best teacher education program in North Carolina.

Enriched Experiences

Signature experiences that prepare you to teach and lead include personalized learning, leadership training, cultural immersion trips, Beginning Teacher Institute and more


Study at the university Money magazines ranks No. 1 in value and receive $8,250 in loan forgiveness per year


Join alumni who rate as the best overall performing teachers on statewide measures

Competitive Advantage

Enhance your opportunities by studying at N.C.’s STEM powerhouse and No. 1 producer of STEM educators


Learn from top faculty who produce teachers who score 30 points higher on licensing exams than the state average


Be part of a nurturing community that has the U.S.’s 2nd-best graduation rate among colleges of education


Take courses online, in the evening or through a mix of in-person and online depending on program

As a N.C. Teaching Fellow at NC State, you’ll receive a quality education and enriched learning opportunities that prepare you to make a difference in the lives of your students from your first day in the classroom.

Degree Pathways

For High School, Transfer Students and Current NC State Students

These programs lead to a bachelor’s degree and prepare you for a teaching license:

  • Mathematics Education (Grades 6-9 or 9-12)
  • Technology, Engineering, and Design (Grades 6-9 or 9-12)
  • Science Education (Grades 6-9 or 9-12)
  • Agricultural Education (Grades 6-12)
  • Elementary Education with Special Education Dual Licensure (Grades K-12)

For Individuals with a Bachelor’s Degree

These part-time or full-time, accelerated programs lead to a Master of Arts in Teaching and an initial teaching license:

  • Technology, Engineering, and Design (Grades 6-12)
  • Mathematics Education (Grades 6-9 or 9-12)
  • Science Education (Grades 6-9 or 9-12)
  • Special Education (Grades K-12)

For Mid-Career Professionals with a Bachelor’s Degree

These alternative licensure programs prepare mid-career professionals to become licensed teachers through our NC TEACH or Pathway to Practice:

  • Math (Grades 6-9 or 9-12)
  • Science (Grades 6-9 or 9-12)
  • Special Education (Grades K-12)
  • Technology, Engineering, and Design (Grades 6-12)

* The STEM-focused elementary education degree (Grades K-6) does not qualify for the Teaching Fellows Program.


Crystal Espey
Teaching Fellows Director at NC State