Become one of North Carolina's most effective teachers

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction data have shown that having a Carolina-prepared teacher can mean additional instruction time — beyond the average expected instruction time — for K-12 students. Our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program graduates go on to become some of the state's most effective teachers. Learn more about our 12-month program, MAT coursework, and the yearlong student-teaching experience.

Earn your B.A.Ed. in Human Development and Family Science

After completing coursework at Piedmont Community College, you will enroll in the UNC School of Education's HDFS program — an interdisciplinary pre-professional program that prepares you to advocate for children, youth, and family well-being; embrace diverse voices and experiences; and take a strengths-based approach in your future career in education.

Propel the World

At the UNC School of Education, you will join a community of dedicated faculty and staff members, students, and alumni who work to make the world a better place through education. We work to solve pressing problems, to better understand learning, to improve teaching, to redefine what it means to educate lifelong and lifewide. At Carolina, we Propel the World.

Earn your A.A. in Teacher Preparation at "your hometown college"

Pursue the Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation at Piedmont Community College and begin your journey in education. You can complete core general education requirements, various electives, and select education courses before transferring to Carolina.