Teacher Education Programs

High School Students

Are you a high school student interested in teaching?

Why teach?  Why not teach?  An author has stated that “A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.” North Carolina needs teachers and, no doubt, you have been inspired by great teachers over the years!  If you see yourself in that role, you’re smart to consider UNC Pembroke as your university of choice.

Becoming a teacher means that you will become a part of UNCP’s School of Education.  And becoming a teacher means that you will not only make a difference, you will be the difference to every student you teach.

Here’s how to get started

While you are still in high school, begin earning college credit through the Learn and Earn Online program.

Talk to your guidance counselor and other teachers.  Their guidance will prove to be invaluable for you as you make your decision.

Here’s other information for you.

UNCP’s Office of Admissions is ready and prepared to offer you any help you need as you work through the requirements for admission.

Please look at UNCP’s Teacher Education Program website to learn more about us.  Our commitment is to provide the very best preparation programs for teachers, administrators, counselors, and other education professionals in partnership with public schools and other agencies. Please come in and explore the many undergraduate and graduate programs we have to offer. The Teacher Education Program website gives you valuable information about the admissions into the Teacher Education Program requirements and other relevant information. Another great source of information is the Degree Pathway for education majors website which includes resources such as General Education Requirements, the Academic Calendar, and information on Braveweb. This is valuable information for anyone interested in majoring in education in that it provides a sample schedule of coursework for each semester of your four years of study.

You can visit the CFNC Teacher Education Career site to learn even more about the teaching profession.

Financial Aid Information

For information on financial aid resources, please visit UNCP’s Office of Financial Aid.  Contact them for information about the Federal TEACH grants, as well.

If you are a high school junior, please visit our Teaching Fellows Program website to learn about this wonderful scholarship.  The North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program provides $6500 a year for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a degree in teacher education at a college or university with a Teaching Fellows Program. A maximum of 400 scholarships are awarded each year to current high school seniors.
Another great resource is College Foundation of North Carolina that will give you some information on paying for college.  A specific scholarship is the Future Teachers of North Carolina Scholarship Loan Fund.