Institutions That Offer State Approved Teacher Education Programs


Teacher Education in the North Carolina Community College System

The Appalachian Learning Alliance
The Appalachian Learning Alliance is a partnership between Appalachian State University and regional community colleges in western North Carolina. The Alliance is specifically designed to meet identified baccalaureate and graduate degree needs by providing degree-completion programs on the community college campuses.

Partnership East
State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Partnership East is an East Carolina University College of Education degree completion partnership with North Carolina community colleges. Students graduate with a four-year degree in elementary education, middle grades education, or special education from East Carolina University by completing the first two years of the program at any one of our partnering community colleges followed by taking ECU courses online. This degree completion partnership is designed specifically for students that transition from a North Carolina community college.

Waston School of Education
The Waston School of Education has collaborative efforts with community colleges in southeastern NC. The University of North Carolina at Wilmington Extension Program provides courses and degree programs to persons with an associate degree or equivalent who wish to complete a four-year degree.


Teacher Preparation Programs

NC RISE (North Carolina Restructuring Initiative in Special Education)
NC RISE provides support for the development of online training modules that assist non-licensed and out-of-field teachers in becoming licensed and qualified to teach special needs students.

NC TEACH (NC Teachers of Excellence for All Children) - Discontinued
NC TEACH is a statewide teacher licensure program administered by the University of North Carolina, in collaboration with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. NC TEACH recruits, prepares, and supports mid-career professionals as they begin a teaching career in North Carolina's public schools.

NC Model Teacher Education Consortium (NCMTEC) - Discontinued
NCMTEC is a collaborative effort of a select number of school systems, colleges and universities, community colleges and the Public Schools of North Carolina, which provides affordable, accessible, high-quality education and training to aspiring and practicing educators in participating school systems in eastern North Carolina.