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NCCAT alum named North Carolina Teacher of the Year

NCCAT alum Eugenia Floyd, a fourth-grade teacher at Mary Scroggs Elementary School in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district, was named the 2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year during an awards luncheon today at the Umstead Hotel in Cary. Floyd was selected from a field of nine finalists representing the state’s eight education districts and charter schools.

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.

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

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:

NCCAT five-session Literacy Badge begins in February

276 NCCAT Drive Cullowhee NC 28723

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. 

Three NCCAT alumni among nine North Carolina Regional Teachers of the Year selections

Congratulations to the three NCCAT alumni who were among the recently named nine North Carolina Regional Teachers of the Year.

Nine teachers from across North Carolina have been selected as the state’s regional Teachers of the Year for their dedication, innovation and ability to inspire students to achieve.