Key Benefits of the Teaching Fellows Program
- $4,125 a semester in forgivable loans
- Preparation for a teaching career in the high-need areas of science, mathematics and special education
- Cohort that will learn and reflect collaboratively through coursework, clinical experiences, experiential learning, community service, and professional development
- Seminar series allows you to learn from and interact with educational experts
- Field trips to model classrooms to see effective teaching in action
- Experiential learning opportunities on- and off-campus; e.g., Maker Space studios, Outward Bound, and the Durham County Schools Hub Farm
- And many more
Which UNC programs lead to STEM and Special Education teacher licensure?
The following four pillars guide the UNC Teaching Fellows community of learners:
- Pedagogical Content Knowledge
- Equity and Diversity
- Experiential Education
- Educator Leadership
You will learn and reflect collaboratively through coursework, clinical experiences, experiential learning, community service, and professional development. The four pillars are interwoven throughout coursework, clinical experiences, enrichment activities, and other opportunities to emphasize critical themes essential to becoming a teacher and leader.
About the NC Teaching Fellows Program
The North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is a competitive, merit-based forgivable loans for service program that provides up to $4,125 a semester ($8,250 a year) for up to four years to highly-qualified students committed to teaching special education or a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) field in a North Carolina public school.
Per G.S.116-209.62, the purpose of the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is to recruit, prepare, and support students residing in or attending institutions of higher education located in North Carolina to become highly effective STEM or special education teachers in the State’s public schools.
Full program information is available at the N.C. Teaching Fellows website.