"I want to become a teacher so that students have an individual that believes in them and pushes them to be the best that they can be."

Hannah Lewis

East Carolina University

Elementary Education Major

"I feel that with culturally relevant instruction, a deep understanding of student’s differences, and a loving classroom environment, all students, general education and special education, can thrive and reach their full academic and social potential."

Geralyn Evans

NC A&T State University

Elementary & Special Ed Major

"Teachers have such an important role in students lives, and I want to be that teacher that inspires her students."

Ruby Lauman

East Carolina University

Elementary Education Major

 

“I want to cultivate a love and appreciation of science in adolescents and help them to find and be their best scientific selves.”

Kenzie Meadows

UNC Asheville

Middle Grades Science Education Major

"Be a teacher so you can spread knowledge and inspire students to do great things in their lives."

Connor Wilkins

East Carolina University

History Education Major

"I love teaching because no two students, no two days, no two moments are ever the same. It is exhausting, it is exciting, it is as challenging as it is rewarding."

Betts Webster

UNC Asheville

Elementary Education Major

"Teaching is the most important profession in the world because it creates all other professions. Teachers pass on knowledge and values to children, preparing them for the future."

Megan Sealy

East Carolina University

Elementary Education Major

"Every student needs that one teacher to tell them you can and WILL do whatever you set your mind to."

Thomasina Fonville

UNC Wilmington

Special Education Major

“I want to become a teacher to serve my community.”

Miguel Diaz

UNC Asheville

Biology Education Major

"Becoming a teacher is far more than just a job or a career, I will inspire young minds and help them achieve the goals that they set."

Katelyn Taylor

East Carolina University

Elementary Education Major

“Teaching is going to be a fulfilling career in which I am able to have a positive, lifelong impact on the next generation in my community.”

Leslie Soesbee

UNC Asheville

Social Studies Education Major

“I want to impact younger generations. I love helping others, which makes my passion for teaching possible. I love seeing smiles on children’s faces whenever they are encouraged. I long to have students fall in love with learning as I did. As Albert Einstein once said: “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”

Mikayla Potkay

East Carolina University

Teacher Education Major

"I want to make a difference. Teachers have the ability to shape and mold students far more than today's pop stars and global icons. I want to become a teacher because I want to be a part of the change I want to see in the world."

Tristan Hunter

East Carolina University

Middle Grades Education Major

"There is no feeling like that of knowing that you have made a difference for a student, no matter how big or small."

Kyndall Westerbeek

East Carolina University

Elementary Education Major

"I believe that children deserve to be educated by great teachers who care about them and meet their needs. I want to be the teacher to take part in shaping my students into the person they will eventually become no matter what life obstacles they are experiencing. I plan to be more than just an educator to make a difference in my students’ lives."

Fanica' Young

NC A&T State University

Elementary & Special Ed Major

Diversity

North Carolina is a very diverse state in many ways. Explore the links below to learn more about the state, its people, geography, and schools.

People

North Carolina’s population has grown more than sixteen percent in the past ten years and ranks ninth among the states in population.

Languages

More than 10 percent of North Carolina’s population has a native language other than English. Visit the websites below to learn about programs in NC to help English language learners succeed.

Geography

North Carolina’s geography is as diverse as its people. From its 300 miles of pristine beaches along the Coastal Plain, the rolling hills and beautiful old-growth hardwood forests in the Piedmont, and the beauty of the Smoky Mountains in the west, North Carolina boasts one of the most geographically diverse states in the nation.

School Options

North Carolina provides opportunities for school districts to offer new approaches to education through innovative schools. Visit the sites below to learn how these schools are organized and supported.