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NC Teaching Fellows program conference held at NCCAT

The NC Teaching Fellows Program is administered by the University of North Carolina in conjunction with the State Education Assistance Authority and the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Commission.

CULLOWHEE - Sixty-two North Carolina Teaching Fellows representing five universities were at NCCAT in Cullowhee on April 5-6.

Schools represented were: Elon, Meredith College, NC State, UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Charlotte. It was the first time Fellows from the program had a chance to meet each other. Dr. Karen Sumner and Dr. Bonnie Bolado of NCCAT led professional development during the weekend. Topics included the importance of classroom culture and how to build meaningful student relationships.

The North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is a competitive, merit-based forgivable loans for service program that provides up to $4,125 a semester ($8,250 a year) for up to four years to highly-qualified students committed to teaching special education or a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) field in a North Carolina public school.


Increasing teacher effectiveness is fundamental to improving public education. NCCAT provides teachers with new knowledge, skills, teaching methods, best practices and information to take back to their classrooms. For more information about NCCAT’s professional development programs, visit or call 828-293-5202.

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