North Carolina Teacher Certification:
North Carolina needs teachers and school staff. So much so that the state is actively recruiting professionals from others states. Even from other countries.
If you live in North Carolina, or if you are willing to relocate, opportunities for teaching careers abound.
As always, your first step is to find out the certification requirements in the state.
Second, because North Carolina honors teaching certificates earned from any regionally accredited college, find an online teacher preparation program that suits your needs.
If you live a rural community, the commute alone may make a traditional campus-based college unaffordable. An online teaching degree may be right for you.
If you have a family or a full-time job, you may not have the time to attend classes at a traditional campus. Again, search for online education and distance learning solutions.
Phoenix and Western Governor's both have accredited programs for teacher preparation. WG will be significantly cheaper, but Phoenix offers a wider selection of courses and degrees.
Third, plan in advance what grade level or subject area you would like to teach in North Carolina.
Of course, math and science are especially in need of new teachers, but if you love history or languages there is plenty of room for new teachers in all subject areas.
North Carolina offers licensure in Preschool, Elementary, Middle Grades, or Secondary Grades. You may also become certified in a special subject area (K-12) or in working with exceptional children (K-12).
In addition, there are many career opportunities in the state's schools that do not require North Carolina teacher certification.
With a two-year associate's degree, you can become a paraprofessional in North Carolina schools. Enjoy all the benefits of a great work environment and help children learn, too.