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19 Apr

NCCAT Opens Summer Professional Development Program Registration

CULLOWHEE – Summer registration is open at The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development.

Applicants are encouraged to register as soon as possible to ensure a position in programs. If any changes in the program schedule are necessary, NCCAT will immediately communicate these changes to participants.

In meeting the need for teacher professional development, NCCAT offers programs at both our Cullowhee and Ocracoke campuses, online, and through visitation of school districts throughout North Carolina.

15 Apr

Macon County Teacher Named NCCAT 2021 Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year

CULLOWHEE –  Emilee Higdon, a High School English teacher at Union Academy of Macon County Schools, was named the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) 2021 Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year in a special ceremony at the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center on the campus of Western Carolina University Thursday, April 15, 2021.

The award was presented for the second time with finalists from across the state in attendance.

11 Apr

Registration open for "A Blended Learning Experience"

Blended learning offers teachers the opportunity to reimagine teaching and learning. Teachers can partner with their students to assess, track, and reflect on learning. With integrated face-to-face and online learning experiences, students can dive deeper into a book and see connections to other subject areas.

11 Apr

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.

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

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