Pursue the subject you love while attaining a license to teach it through UNC Asheville’s teacher licensure program.

Why Earn Your Teacher Licensure at UNC Asheville?

Student Spotlight

Outside the Classroom

UNC Asheville students engage with the world of education beyond the traditional classroom setting. The student division of the North Carolina Association of Educators (SNCAE) allows undergraduate and graduate students interested in becoming teachers to get more involved in the field. The largest education association in the United States, the SNCAE has over 65,000 members.

Student Teaching

To become a teacher in the state of North Carolina, students must complete student teaching, also referred to as the clinical practice internship. We recommend that students seeking teaching licensure refer to the Department of Education Policies and Procedures Manual for detailed information on obtaining a North Carolina Standard Professional I Teaching License. 

Want to know more about how to become a teacher in North Carolina? We suggest interested students review our step-by-step guide to teacher licensure and schedule a meeting with an education advisor to create a personalized licensure plan.

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Student Ambassadors & Tutoring

AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, is an elementary through postsecondary college readiness system that accelerates student learning. It uses research-based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional development, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change. Students can get involved in AVID and become tutors facilitating student growth in Asheville City schools.

A student teaching at Asheville Middle School

Education Faculty

Our faculty members are experts in their disciplines and support students through their journey toward teaching licensure. They enable their students to actively engage in issues facing today’s educators and facilitate their growth in hands-on learning opportunities and field placements.

 Careers in Education

UNC Asheville graduates, through their foundation in the liberal arts, are teachers with a broad perspective and passion for lending their unique insights to diverse groups of learners. They think critically, reflectively, and creatively and are committed to meeting the educational needs of all members of their classroom. They guide their students in active inquiry to become effective and productive citizens while also maintaining a care-based and empathetic approach.

Education graduates enter teaching positions at varying grade levels in the state, and some pursue graduate education to advance their careers in the field. A majority of graduates teach in Buncombe County, Henderson County, and Asheville City Schools. Over 40 UNC Asheville licensure completers have achieved National Board Certification.

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Become a Licensed Teacher in UNC Asheville’s Education Program

Study what you love and achieve North Carolina teacher licensure to shape the education field. Engage and connect with the community on campus and across the local area. Find funding opportunities that make your education degree more affordable. It all begins at Asheville.

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