Established in 1986, the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is the most ambitious teacher recruitment program in the nation.

Senior Orientation 2014

Senior Orientation 2014 Registration will end on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 5 PM.

Welcome to the world of opportunity and the Big Picture.  

As a future classroom teacher, you are destined to become part of departments, schools and school systems. There is no preparation for the culture of schools better than immersion in that culture. And that is precisely what Senior Orientation is designed to provide. The experience is designed to give you a first-hand look at the total school community. Your time will be spent in a central office with the Superintendent and other leadership staff, as well as in schools in the district. You will get the feel for the day-to-day operations of a school system from the level of the superintendent to the custodial staff. You will gain an understanding of how the puzzle fits together.

Please read all the information on this website!

Begin with "Preparing for Senior Orientation" to read essential information about the required experience. Under "System Vacancies" you will find the list of all participating School Systems.  You will register for your experience there.   The system that you register for is the system in which you will complete your registration. 

All Senior Orientation programs will be three (3) full days in length.  Pay attention to the days of the week that the program is being offered for the School System you choose.  You must fully participate all three (3) days to receive credit for attending.

PLEAS E NOTE: This is NOT a classroom observation experience.  The Senior Orientation experience is about seeing the “big picture” of the entire school system and all of its “2,000+ parts.” You should experience the day-to-day operations of the system.

The deadline for registration is January 14, 2014 at 5pm.  After you register, please remember that your cover letter and résumé are due to the system contact on or before February 7, 2014.  If you need to make a change to your registration prior to January 14, 2014, you may do so by returning to the vacancy list and registering for another system that still has openings.  This will remove you from your previously registered system. 

If you need to  make changes after January 14, 2014, you must contact Kerry Mebane at the state office.


Failure to register in a timely fashion may result in not getting the system of your choice. If you are not able to register for the system of your choice, you should choose from among systems with remaining vacancies.  You may contact Kerry Mebane at the state office to be placed on a waiting list, but be sure you register for another system in the event an opening does not occur.

Senior Orientation is a required experience as stated in your promissory note. Failure to register for and/or participate fully in this experience will place your scholarship in jeopardy. Please be responsible adults. If for any reason you find you will not be in full attendance in the system for for which you registered, contact the school system liaison, your Campus Director and Kerry Mebane in the State Office.