Pathways to Teaching in NHCS

Upcoming Opportunities



ECU Partnership Teach Virtual Open House Flyer Spring and Sum 2024.pdf

The WCU Graduate School is waiving application fees for Summer 2024; the deadline to apply is May 1. Virtual Graduate Open House events are open for registration at go.wcu.edu/goh. 

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.

East Carolina University  

Gardner - Webb

University of Mount Olive

UNC - Charlotte  

UNC - Pembroke 

UNC - Wilmington

In addition, any TA that is currently employed with NHCS for at least 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, administrators, counselors and  social workers.

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: 

Rachael Beckelhimer, rachael.beckelhimer@nhcs.net


For questions regarding eligibility please contact our Licensure Specialist: 

SheLia Washington, shelia.washington@nhcs.net