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NC TEACH Program FAQs

General Overview

NC TEACH (North Carolina Teachers of Excellence for all Children) is a statewide teacher preparation program for mid-career professionals and college graduates, developed jointly by the North Carolina State Board of Education and the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina. It was initially funded from Title II of the Higher Education Act and currently receives state funding. It is a comprehensive, cohort based program designed to recruit, train, support, and retain highly skilled mid-career professionals and college graduates who seek to enter the teaching profession in North Carolina.

  1. How do I apply to become a NC TEACH candidate?

    Application must be submitted to the university of choice.

  2. Will I earn a degree through NC TEACH?

  3. No, the NC TEACH program leads to licensure only not to a degree.

  4. How does the NC TEACH program interface with the MAT program?

    NC TEACH candidates complete a series of courses that are transferable to the MAT program. The NC Teach courses are the same courses that are in Phase I of the MAT program. If a NC Teach candidate decides that they would like to continue beyond the licensure program and enter the graduate MAT program, they must:

    • Apply to the Graduate School for admittance and complete all application processes required by the MAT program.
    • Prospective MAT candidates will be notified by the Graduate School of the acceptance status.
  5. Where do I find out more about the Phase I courses of the MAT program?

    Please refer to the MAT frequently asked questions page found on the WSSU Graduate Studies website. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the MAT Program Coordinators:

Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000



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