Comprehensive UNC Charlotte Information for Current and Prospective Teach For America Students

The benefits offered in the UNC Charlotte-Teach for America Partnership apply to Graduate Certificate candidates pursuing initial teacher licensure. More than 120 Teach for America lateral entry teachers have earned licensure by completing a graduate teaching certificate, with many moving on to complete the Master of Arts in Teaching.  UNC Charlotte teacher education programs are nationally accredited and have reciprocity with most other states.

Initial teaching licensure graduate program information for TFA teachers:

Elementary Education Graduate Certificate and MAT

Middle, Secondary, and K-12 (Foreign Language) Education Graduate Certificate and MAT

UNC Charlotte Resources for TFA Graduate Students:

Graduate School- Comprehensive website for new applicants and current students exploring graduate programs at UNC Charlotte.

Graduate Center- Is host to interdisciplinary and partner graduate programs within UNC Charlotte and other state institutions. Facilitates the TFA agreement with UNC Charlotte, manages billing, and collaborates to offer social and professional engagement opportunities for TFA participants.

Center for Graduate Life - Provides space, services, and programs to support the success of graduate students.

Financial Aid - Assists students with graduate fees.

University Career Center - Offers assistance with interviewing, cover letter and resume writing.  TFA teachers can explore additional opportunities in teaching, non-teaching, and service professions.

Office of Field Experience - Provides all information needed for the graduate student teaching internship which is required before graduation.

Student ID Office - 49er ID Card gives enrolled students access to campus activities and programs, athletic events and recreational facilities, computer labs, and Atkins Library loans.


Additional Resources for TFA Graduate Students:

Charlotte TFA - Local TFA information including community resources.

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction - Responsible for all aspects of state’s public school system.

College of Education Pinterest Page - Teaching related ideas, materials, stories, and information.

College of Education Facebook Group - UNC Charlotte announcements and College of Education student stories, events, and activities


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools with TFA Graduate Students:

Albemarle Road Elementary

Allenbrook Elementary

Ashley Park Pre K-8 School

Berryhill Middle School

Bruns Academy

Cochrane Collegiate Academy

Eastway Middle School

Garinger High School

Harding University High

Highland Renaissance Academy

Hornets Nest Elementary School

J.H. Gunn Elementary

James Martin Middle School

Kennedy Charter

Kennedy Middle School

KIPP Charlotte

Martin Luther King Middle School

Nathaniel Elementary

Newell Elementary

Pinewood Elementary

Rama Road Elementary School

Ranson Middle School

Reid Park Academy

Sedgefield Middle School

Statesville Road Elementary

West Charlotte High School

West Mecklenburg High School