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The Northeastern North Carolina Transition to Teaching Project which involves Elizabeth City State University, in partnership with twelve Local Educational Agencies, is currently implementing an innovative project which enables these high-need systems (Beaufort, Bertie, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Nash/Rocky Mount, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Washington, Weldon) and high-need schools to recruit, prepare, and retain highly qualified teachers; thereby, alleviating the severe teacher shortages and enhancing student learning.

Program Goals

  • To establish a replicable model for recruiting, training, placement, and retention of highly qualified teachers through a partnership with Elizabeth City State University
  • To continue to meet the state requirement for full licensure for highly qualified teachers.

Selection Criteria

Elizabeth City State University, in partnership with 12 LEAs, is currently implementing an innovative project which enables these high-need systems and high-need schools to recruit, prepare, and retain highly qualified teachers; thereby, alleviating the severe teacher shortages and enhancing student learning.

The Transition To Teaching Project includes the following cohorts:

Cohort I:

Paraprofessionls with bachelors' degrees seeking full licensure. These participants must satisfy PRAXIS II only.

*Cohort II:

Paraprofessionals with at least two years of college, (60 transferrable credit hours and who have passed PRAXIS I), seeking a bachelor's degree in education.

*Cohort III:

Lateral Entry Teachers or Mid-Career Professionals with a bachelor's degree needing to complete course work and/or PRAXIS II.

(Licensure Only-Participants seeking full licensure through Elizabeth City State University or Alternative Licensure- Participants seeking licensure requirements through one of North Carolina's Alternative Licensing Centers)

Cohort III's Lateral Entry Teachers must have graduated within three years before applying to an eligible LEA to teach.

*Mid Career Professionals may meet the requirements for Cohort II or III- Individuals with experience in another field, who have decided to pursue teaching as a career. These persons are not required to be employed in one of the twelve participating school systems. They must contact the NNCTTTP Offfice.

What does Northeastern North Carolina Transition To Teaching (NNCTTTP) offer you?

  • Pays up to $1500 per year for tuition & book fees
  • Pays University Application Fee
  • Offers free PRAXIS I& PRAXIS II workshops
  • Offers individualized advisement
  • Uses multiple vehicles for course offerings (Distance Learning, Telecommunications, LEA sites, Weekend/Evening

Participating Counties

Beaufort, Bertie, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Nash/Rocky Mount, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Washington

County Liaisons

County Contact Contact Information
Beaufort Kelvin Cyrus 252-946-6593
kcyrus@beaufort.k12.nc.us
Bertie Connie Richardson 252-794-6011
richardsonc.bco@bertieschools.com
Edgecombe Debra Lightfoot 252-641-2672
dlightfoot@ecps.us
Gates Gail Wade 252-357-1113
wadegc@gatescountyschools.net
Halifax Selma Allen 252-583-5111
allens.co@hcs.schoollink.net
Hertford Betty Pugh 252-358-1761 Ext 241
pughb@hertford.k12.nc.us
Martin Anna Howell 252-809-4169
Nash/Rocky Mount Victor Ward 252-462-2524
vlward@nrms.k12.nc.us
Pasquotank Joyce Harris 252-337-6641
jharris@ecpps.k12.nc.us
Perquimans Brenda Dail 252-426-5741
bdail@pcs.k12.nc.us
Washington May Wilkins 252-793-5171 Ext. 241
mwilkins@washingtonco.k12.nc.us
Weldon City Schools David Jones 252-536-4821 Ext. 225
jonesd@weldoncityschools.k12.nc.us
Northampton Mid-Career Shelia H. Williams 252-335-3604
shwilliams@ecsu.edu

Contact Information

For More Information, contact:

Roberta Shaw, Coordinator
North Carolina Transition to Teaching Project
Elizabeth City State University
252-335-3604

or

Dr. Claudie Mackey, Director
NNC Transition To Teaching Project
252.335.3479