North Carolina Teaching Degrees & Programs

The National Center for Education Statistics reports that there are more than 100 teaching schools in North Carolina. In addition to the many colleges available to students, there are almost an equal number of academic programs, whether you’re looking for initial certification, additional certification or just a few online courses to keep up with technology.

Below is an overview of some options available to North Carolina students or students hoping to study in North Carolina.

Bachelor’s in Education Degrees in North Carolina

East Carolina University and North Carolina State University both offer a wide selection of baccalaureate teaching programs, including bachelor degree programs in elementary school education, middle school education, secondary education, special education, science education and mathematics education. These programs include student teaching and internships as part of the curriculum in addition to the classroom coursework.

Appalachian State University offers bachelor degree programs in career and technical education, elementary education, middle school education and teacher education. The middle school major offers concentrations in mathematics and science. Some of the elementary education baccalaureate programs are offered on a part-time basis. Bachelor degree teaching programs can also be found at Piedmont International University and University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Master’s in Education Degrees in North Carolina

East Carolina University offers master degree programs in special education, instructional technology, reading education, English education, elementary education and middle school education to name just a few. These programs are typically aimed at students that already hold a teaching license and are looking for additional certifications.

Master degree programs in elementary education, curriculum development and supervision, special education, science education and mathematics education are offered at North Carolina State University. Upon completion of these programs, teachers will be licensed to teach specific subjects to certain grade level students.

Piedmont International University offers a 36-credit Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte offers a large selection of master degree teaching programs. They also offer graduate certificate programs with various areas of study available.

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Online Teaching Degrees in NC

Examples of the online teaching programs at East Carolina University include master degrees in elementary education, adult education, instructional technology and special education. ECU offers both online and hybrid programs. North Carolina State University offers an ESL online program for licensed teachers and a one-year online alternative teacher education licensure program The M.A.T. program at NCSU is not an online program but it does include online courses.

Appalachian State University offers online programs in career and technical education, child development and communication studies. An online master degree program in educational leadership is also offered at Queens University of Charlotte. The University of North Carolina has many education programs offered through distance learning from pre-education online courses and bachelor degrees to the many master degree teaching programs.

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NC Teacher Certification & Specializations

East Carolina University offers both initial and add-on certification programs in areas like principal licensure, supervision licensure, academically gifted, computer-based instruction, special education and adult education. Queens University of Charlotte has certification programs in Spanish or French, elementary education and secondary education in the areas of history, mathematics, biology, social studies, chemistry and English.

North Carolina Central University has licensure and certification programs in areas like elementary education, middle school education, secondary education, birth-kindergarten education and special areas such as physical education, special education, music education and theater arts education. Various licensure and certification programs are offered at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

All Accredited Teaching Schools in North Carolina

Featured online teaching schools currently accepting applicants from North Carolina
The following teaching degree programs are online, but are accepting applications from North Carolina residents. We recommend that you contact 4 or more teaching programs to get more information on the multiple programs, then weigh your options and figure out which would be best for you.

Campus based teaching schools in North Carolina

Appalachian State University

NCATE Accredited Institution

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Barton College

NCATE Accredited Institution

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Bennett College

NCATE Accredited Institution

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Brevard College

TEAC Accredited


Provo, NC 

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Campbell University

NCATE Accredited Institution


Buies Creek, NC 

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Catawba College

NCATE Accredited Institution


Salisbury, NC 

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Chowan University

NCATE Accredited Institution

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Duke University

NCATE Accredited Institution

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East Carolina University

NCATE Accredited Institution

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Elizabeth City State University

NCATE Accredited Institution

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Elon University

NCATE Accredited Institution

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Fayetteville State University

NCATE Accredited Institution

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Gardner-Webb University

NCATE Accredited Institution


Boiling Springs, NC 

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High Point University

NCATE Accredited Institution

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Lees McRae College

TEAC Accredited


Pearl City, NC 

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Lenoir-Rhyne University

NCATE Accredited Institution

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Livingstone College

NCATE Accredited Institution

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Mars Hill University

NCATE Accredited Institution

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Meredith College

NCATE Accredited Institution


Raleigh, NC 

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North Carolina A & T State University

NCATE Accredited Institution

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North Carolina Central University

NCATE Accredited Institution

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North Carolina State University

NCATE Accredited Institution

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North Carolina Wesleyan College

NCATE Accredited Institution


Rocky Mount, NC 

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Pfeiffer University

NCATE Accredited Institution

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Queens University of Charlotte

NCATE Accredited Institution

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Salem College

NCATE Accredited Institution

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Shaw University

NCATE Accredited Institution

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The University of North Carolina Asheville

NCATE Accredited Institution

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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

NCATE Accredited Institution

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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

NCATE Accredited Institution

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

NCATE Accredited Institution

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte

NCATE Accredited Institution


Charlotte, NC 

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University of North Carolina Wilmington

NCATE Accredited Institution

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Wake Forest University

NCATE Accredited Institution

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Western Carolina University

NCATE Accredited Institution


Cullowhee, NC 

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Wingate University

NCATE Accredited Institution

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Winston-Salem State University

NCATE Accredited Institution

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