Every student deserves a quality education — that’s a given. What you might not know is that teacher quality is the #1 in-school factor for guaranteeing students’ long-term success. Since educators play a crucial role in the lives of our students, TeachNC is designed to inspire teaching candidates to pursue the career and remove barriers that stand in their way. The TeachNC initiative seeks to provide accurate and compelling information about the teaching profession that will be useful to both potential candidates and the general public. TeachNC targets students who are just beginning to think about their career options all the way to mid-career professionals who may be considering a career change. The initiative features a multimedia campaign and a one-stop resource for teacher candidates. Learn more about these features below.

NEW PSA! The Future Depends on Teachers

“The Future Depends on Teachers” celebrates the role teachers play in shaping our future and, at a time when they are needed more than ever, invites others to join an impactful profession that anyone can be proud of. You can view and download the 60, 30, and 15 second versions of the campaign video here.

The One-Stop Shop

In addition to the robust ad campaign, TeachNC includes a full suite of strategic recruitment activities in partnership with BEST NC, NCDPI, 54 Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs), and 115+ K-12 School Districts (LEAs) and charter schools. We strive to create a trusted, safe, and user-friendly one-stop resource for anyone considering a career in teaching in North Carolina, including this comprehensive website crammed full of 1-on-1 supports for teacher candidates.


In North Carolina, teachers earn a license to teach a specific set of grades and subjects. Whether you want to focus on a specific subject, like math, or a particular student population, like second-language learners, you’ll find a teaching area that fits.


To help candidates choose an educator preparation program (EPP) that will qualify them for licensure, TeachNC provides a database of North Carolina’s EPPs, criteria to help candidates compare options, and advisors to provide 1-on-1 support.


Becoming a teacher is a process that comes with a lot of questions. TeachNC coaches are licensed teachers who blazed their own trails to the classroom, and can help you determine the best path for you based on where you’re at now and where you want to be.

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No matter where the job market stands, educators and para-professionals are always in demand. Apply to North Carolina schools that are currently hiring teachers, support staff, administrators and many more positions today!

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