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01 Apr

Earn credit hours easily with NCCAT Online courses

NCCAT Online courses are self-paced modules. Depending on the course, participants can earn 10 or more contact hours. 

27 Mar

Math/Science professional development at NCCAT

NCCAT proudly presents professional develpment in math and science. These programs seek to support teachers and impact students.

Increasing teacher effectiveness is fundamental to improving education. NCCAT provides teachers with new knowledge, sills, teaching methods, best practices and information to take back to their classrooms.

27 Mar

Join NCCAT to study Ecosystems and Environmental Science

As teachers, it is our responsibility to give the next generation of global citizens the tools they need to understand science issues. Join The Science House, Catawba College, and the NC State in Ocracoke for an exciting week delving into science. We will be utilizing tools and protocols developed by scientists to look at changes occurring on the island.

12 Mar

Designing for Math Engagement and Mastery through Experiential Learning program

NCCAT will be offering the professional development program "Designing for Math Engagement and Mastery Through Experiential Learning" in Cullowhee April 19-22 in Cullowhee.

01 Mar

NCCAT Honored Educator Scholarship Applications open

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching  (NCCAT) is happy to announce the opening of the 2021-2022 NCCAT Honored Educator Scholarship application.  The Honored Educator Scholarship Program pays tribute to outstanding educators and individuals whose teaching or influence in public education has made a positive difference in the lives of others.  For a list of scholarships available to North Carolina Teachers, visit

26 Feb

NCCAT presents Responding to Trauma virtual program

Trauma can be defined as the reaction to a shocking or painful event or series of negative events. Some traumas require immediate intervention and court-mandated reporting; others go by unmarked.

15 Feb

Digital Learning Day coming up Feb. 25 to celebrate educators

Digital Learning Day became a national annual event ten years ago as a way to highlight effective digital teaching and learning and to share promising practices. This year, North Carolina Digital Learning Day (#NCDLDay) will be an opportunity to celebrate and honor our educators!

09 Feb

Science of Reading courses available now from NCCAT

Have you heard about the Science of Reading? Want to learn more? The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) has developed new programs that will answer your questions and prepare you to use it in the classroom.

There is a clear science to teaching reading. Due to advancements in cognitive science, we know more about how our students learn to read than ever before. Please join us as we spend time looking into best instructional practices that support the Science of Reading.

Upcoming courses include:

05 Feb

NCCAT Online Book Talk begins with Dare To Lead/Apply Now

NCCAT is offering North Carolina educators a place to come and share ideas while reading a book together to help all learn and grow in their personal and professional lives. Join us for the NCCAT Online Book Talk – Dare to Lead.

26 Jan

NCCAT five-session Literacy Badge begins in February

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) will hold a five-session series focused on a research-to-practice exploration of the foundational skills in early literacy. Effective instruction in these fundamental components holds the key to life-long learning for every child in your classroom.

Attend all five sessions and earn an NCCAT Literacy Badge or attend individual sessions to deepen your own understanding of the building blocks of beginning reading. 

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