New Schools Project / STEM Teacher Education Program

North Carolina New Schools Project (NCNSP)
STEM Teacher Education Program (STEP)
The STEM Teacher Education Program is a new lateral entry program seeking mid-career professionals and recent college graduates interested in becoming high school science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) teachers.  This program is administered by NCNSP and approved by the State Board of Education.  It is a cost-free, non-traditional teacher prep program supported by a federal Transition to Teaching grant.

Who can apply?

To be eligible, applicants must have a college degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) related field and have an interest in becoming a teacher of STEM courses in a North Carolina High School.

How long will it take to complete the program?

The program is designed to be completed in 15 months and includes a 10-month school-based internship, concurrent participation in four online courses through the WIDE World at Harvard Graduate School of Education, and participation in aligned seminars through NCNSP.

Where will the program be conducted?

Initially, the teacher training programs will be conducted at the NCNSP Learning Laboratory demonstration high schools which include Wayne School of Engineering at Goldsboro High School, Caldwell Early College, Cross Creek Early College and Hillside New Tech High School.

What else does the program offer?

Selected teacher candidates will be placed in a host school nearest to where they reside.  All tuition, training costs and materials will be paid in full.  Candidates will receive a loaner IPad (or equivalent technology) for use throughout the course of the program, a $2500 stipend, placement assistance following program completion, and mentor support throughout the 15 month training.

For more information or to apply for the program, visit or contact the program at 919-277-3773.
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