Students who become Teaching Fellows are subject to the rules and
regulations set by the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Commission.
Teaching Fellows are historically a successful set of students who are
expected to achieve academic excellence during their college career.
Fellows are required to participate in all of the required NC State
Teaching Fellows events in accordance to those outlined in the handbook.
The campus Director, professional staff, and student leaders collaborate
to plan forums, seminars, and events to facilitate the transition, study
skills, and preparation necessary to effectively teach in the N.C. public/private
The Commission has a strong focus on the academic success of their students’,
however they do realize that students may falter at times. Students
are encouraged to advocate for themselves, ask for help when problems
arise, and not wait until the end of a semester, when it may be too
late. Throughout the academic year the Campus Director monitors
all students’ performance. Unfortunately, the true extent
of the academic problem may not surface until the end of a semester.
Parents/sureties (co-signers) will be notified when students are at
risk of losing their scholarship because of poor academic performance.
Students are always encouraged to keep the line of communication open
between the campus director, parents/sureties, and university faculty
and staff for academic success.
Fellows are expected to earn their undergraduate degree and have a
clear plan to reach this goal. Fellows should plan their course work
for the fall and spring semesters. Fellows must, at all times,
be on track with progress towards a degree and eligible for a license
to teach in North Carolina. During summers Fellows are required
to participate in specific summer experiences designed by the statewide
On Campus Enrichment
North Carolina State’s program has both formal and informal
ways of developing student leadership. Students are required
to participate in one event that will increase their leadership skills
each semester. Each year we partner with the Center
for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service on our campus
for our students to attend leadership workshops. In the past
we partnered with the Hugh Shelton Leadership Initiative for students
to attend a day long leadership conference with business, military
and community leaders. Another example was, in the latter part
of the year students co-sponsored a leadership conference for local
high school students, requiring them to prepare workshops for the
high school students on leadership.
NC State Leadership Resources
NC State offers a wide variety of opportunities for student
leaders. Please visit the following to learn more about some
There are many opportunities on campus and in our community for our
students to expand their professionalism. Fellows are expected
to attend one event each semester that will enhance their knowledge
and competence in educational practices or content area.
Students are required to participate in two cultural events during
the semester. Due to the opportunities in the Raleigh area,
this requirement is easy for the Fellows to accomplish. Fellows
can attend plays, concerts, museums, and special events to build their
understanding of others and themselves.
Teaching Fellows are expected to engage in at least ten hours of field
experience each semester. Fellows have the opportunity to work
with teachers or to individually tutor with school age children.
The director will aid students with placements, if students do not
have their own connections within the schools.
Teaching Fellows are expected to participate in three social events
per semester. Many of our enrichment activities are planned
and executed by students. There is a vast amount of opportunity
for social growth within the program. Students have participated
in such activities as: midnight runs to food establishments
in Raleigh, movie nights, ice skating, attendance at Wolfpack sporting
events, homecoming activities, attending aerobics classes, and ice
cream socials just to name a few. Students have also been strong
members of the intramural sports program. The “We Teach
Your Kids” Team participates in flag football, volleyball, and
Teaching Fellows are passionate about community service and although
it is required, many students go above and beyond the basics and are
continuously active in the community. The students coordinate
a variety of community service events serving others in the Raleigh
area. Students have gone to food banks, planned a Fellows sponsored
blood drive, traditionally participate in the annual Service Raleigh
and Service NC State event. Fellows must complete a minimum
of three hours of community service organized by the Teaching Fellows
NC State’s program thrives because of its deep rooted student
involvement. NC State Teaching Fellows are committed to the
success of the program and demonstrate this by supporting the program
through participation on one committee (social, big/lil’ sibs,
community service, fundraising, recruitment) and doing an additional
event beyond basic expectations. Fellows have demonstrated going
above and beyond by helping with special projects in the office, supporting
additional service, fundraising, or social events, and helping with
visiting prospective students.
Our program understands that diversity surrounds us on a daily basis
and we strive to infuse multicultural education in all that we do.
We have been fortunate to have excellent speakers who provide different
perspectives on how diversity impacts NC classrooms. Additionally,
the focus on diversity is consistent with our community service and
cultural events that expose students to new cultures, experiences