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

UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte
Dr. Misty Hathcock
College of Ed./Room 131
Charlotte, NC 28223
(704) 687-8827
Fax: (704) 687-4172

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte offers an exciting opportunity to study at the fourth largest public university in the state, located in one of the South’s premier cities.


• Total student enrollment over 25,000 with close to 3,500 new freshmen this year - Student/Faculty 15:1
• 4th largest of the 16 institutions within the University of North Carolina system
• Students from 46 states and 89 different foreign countries
• Minority Students comprise 32% of UNC Charlotte’s student body, African American 16%, Native American 0.5%, Asian 5%, Hispanic 5%, and Non Resident Immigrants 5%
• Doctoral/Research Intensive institution with programs leading to bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees

• Variety of options from traditional university high-rises, residence halls, suites, or apartments
• Priority Housing in Witherspoon Hall, an exclusive apartment-style residence for honors students
• Center for Academic Excellence, Career Center, Writing Resources Center, and Counseling Center
• The Honors College and Honors in Education
• Priority Registration

Residence Life
• Student Union including a 210 seat movie theater, game room, over 8 different dining options
• SOAR (Student Orientation Advising Registration)
• Student Government Association/Student Media/University Program Board
• Education Abroad and Cross-cultural Opportunities
• Greek Life
• Athletics, Intramural, and Recreational Services

Leadership Opportunities
• Community service projects
• Student-governed committees and recruitment experiences
• Emerging Leaders Program for freshmen
• PILOT (Programs in Leadership and Organizational Training)
• SNEA (Student National Education Association)

Outstanding Programmatic Features
• Freshman retreat and ropes course
• Personalized attention
• Small number (approximately 30) of Fellows per class
• Weekly seminars
• Four-year program plan
• Partnership with surrounding school systems
• Collaboration with National Board Certified teachers and Principal Fellows
• Academic advising by the Teacher Education Advising Licensure and Recruitment Office
• College of Education faculty teach education classes
• Out-of-state experiential learning opportunities

Teacher Licensure Areas
• Majors: Birth – Kindergarten (B-K), Elementary (K-6), Middle Grades (6-9), Special Education (K-12), Foreign Language (K-12), Fine and Performing Arts (K-12)
• Minor in Secondary Education (9-12)
• Special Education/Elementary Education Dual Program

Teaching Experiences
• Diverse field experiences in local classrooms beginning freshman year
• Yearlong Internship including student teaching

Enhancement Opportunities
• Bank of America Teaching in Excellence Award Ceremony
• Diversity Education/Multicultural Education seminars
• Opportunities to meet/collaborate with community leaders
• Celebration of Teaching Conference
• First 3 Beginning Teacher Support Program