Pathways to Teaching in NHCS

Upcoming Opportunities

WCU officials are waiving admission application fees for both undergraduate and graduate programs for students entering the university during spring 2022, summer 2022 and fall 2022 academic semesters. [Press Release]

“Because of the economic impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on many households across the state, we thought it was important that WCU waive these fees for next year,” said Mike Langford, director of undergraduate admissions. “Especially during these trying times, we want to ensure that the doors of opportunity to higher education are open to all students, regardless of their economic situations.”

So now, applying for admittance into WCU is even simpler. WCU is on a rolling admissions process with graduate application deadline dates of January 1 for spring semester, May 1 for summer semester and August 1 for fall semester. Virtual Graduate Open House events are open for registration at

Click to listen to the NHCS November 2020 Podcast

Andrea Raines served as our guest host. Ms. Raines is the Beginning Teacher Program and Staff Development Specialist. She was joined by NHCS Educators, Schala Harper and Natasha Miller, both current teachers who went through the district's TA to Teacher Pathway either through the Residency Program or paid internship. We hope you enjoy this informative and inspiring podcast edition.

For Current Employees

The Several in-state universities currently offer programs for current employees to obtain their teaching degree.

Chowan University

East Carolina University

ECU - Partnership Teach

Gardner - Webb

University of Mount Olive

UNC - Charlotte

UNC - Pembroke

UNC - Wilmington

In addition, any TA that is currently employed with NHCS for atleast a year and is enrolled at a DPI Approved EPP is eligible for a paid internship while student teaching. All applicants must complete the Educational Placement Request in order to be placed in NHCS and be eligible for the paid internship.

Current TAs are required to take an Educational leave of Absence and are placed at an alternative school to their place of employment.

If you are interested in a university, please contact HR to determine if a partnership can be established with that university.

For Associate's Degree Holders

If you currently hold an Associate's degree and want to pursue teaching.

ECU: Partnership Teach

Gardner Webb University

TEACH Scholarship (Early Childhood specific)

For College Students Seeking Internships

Learn more about how to become an Intern through the NHCS Educational Placement Request

Currently placing future teachers, adminstrators, counselors, social workers and EC.

For High School Seniors

Learn more about our NHCS Board of Education Scholarships for

Future Teachers.

Four Scholarships of $7,000 are awarded a year to local seniors.

North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program and Application

Receive up to $4,125 per semester for up to eight semesters.

For questions regarding hiring process please contact our Talent Management Supervisors:

Dave Bittner, (Elementary)

Jennifer Carey, (Secondary)

For questions regarding eligibility please contact our Licensure Specialist:

SheLia Washington,