The mission of Teach for America is to support all U.S. students in gaining access to education equality. In North Carolina, this national organization works to close the educational gaps in the Eastern North Carolina, where volunteers work with local school districts to help increase the number of low-income students who go to college. Volunteers are selected during a competitive application process that identifies natural leaders. Those chosen reside and teach in the under-served school districts after completing a rigorous teacher education program to earn North Carolina teaching certifications. North Carolina Teach for America participants who have successfully completed the Teach for America program on or after January 1, 2008, are entitled to a Continuing Professional License upon successful completion of the program, and after the candidate has completed three years of teaching in a North Carolina public school and has passed the required licensure exam(s).
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction