North Carolina Teaching Fellows

Applications are now open, the deadline to apply is March 1, 2024.

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Changing Lives Through Education.

In 2017, the North Carolina General Assembly reestablished Teaching Fellows and specifically designed the program to meet the areas of most need in our State — not just by focusing on special education and STEM fields, but also by prioritizing low-performing schools.

So why Teaching Fellows? Because here in North Carolina, it’s not just about choosing a career that makes a difference, it’s about being equipped and trained to make that difference for the students that need it most.

The need is great. The challenges are real. But so is the opportunity and the reward. The opportunity to ensure that every student in North Carolina receives an excellent education that equips them for success. The reward of changing lives.

Be a part of the legacy. Be a part of a brighter future.

Program Benefits

  • Study at one of eight select educator preparation programs
  • Receive up to $5,000 per semester in financial aid
  • Benefit from unique enrichment experiences at your chosen institution
  • Enjoy the interact and network with the full state cohort of Teaching Fellows at statewide enrichment events
  • Join the ranks of a strong program alumni network
  • Profit from the potential opportunity to be supported by the New Teacher Support Program, which provides individualized coaching and professional development for beginning teachers

Degree Pathways

  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education
  • Special Education


Council Members



Dr. Leslie Harris

Magnolia Elementary School /Robeson County Schools

Assistant Principal 


Dr. Anthony Barton

Robeson Early College/Robeson County



Dr. Rebecca Lowery


Alumni Affairs

Committee Members


Melody Park

Cumberland County Schools

Professional School Counselor


Patrick Peed

Scotland County Schools

Transportation Director 


Elizabeth High

Southeastern Community College

Dean of Student Learning and Innovation


Latonya Burney

Robeson County Schools

Director of Special Education


Chris Mauk

Richmond County Schools



Melissa Edwards


Math Ed. Program Coordinator 



Meet the Committee Members