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Applications open for new Teaching Fellows program

Students wishing to apply for forgivable loans from the new N.C. Teaching Fellows may now go online to fill out applications. The application deadline is Jan. 16.

Students participating in the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program will receive up to $8,250 per year in forgivable loans if they commit to teach in a STEM or a special education area. The program is specifically designed to attract high-quality teachers to low-performing schools by offering an accelerated loan forgiveness schedule for Teaching Fellows who agree to teach in a low-performing school in North Carolina.

Carolina’s School of Education was one of five around the state chosen to host Teaching Fellows. Other schools selected for the program were NC State University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Elon University and Meredith College.

Students already enrolled in a teacher-preparation program, transferring into one are eligible for the program, as are people with bachelor’s degrees returning to college to pursue teacher licensure. North Carolina high school seniors are also eligible.

More eligibility guidelines and links to apply are available at the Teaching Fellows website:

More about Carolina’s participation in the Teaching Fellows program is here.