Over the next decade North Carolina school systems and charter schools will employ over 100,000 new teachers, with more than 12,500 new teachers employed annually in the state. That is a formidable challenge now and in the future.
Western Carolina University and the national award-winning College of Education and Allied Professions can help you prepare for your teaching career.
North Carolina’s high need teaching areas and greatest shortage areas are in:
- Exceptional Children/Special Education
- Middle Grades
- 6-9 Mathematics
- 6-9 Science
- 6-9 Language Arts
- 6-9 Social Studies
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)