UNC-Pembroke Launches Pipeline Program for Aspiring Teachers

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UNC-Pembroke is partnering with Sandhills Community College and Moore County Schools to address the teacher shortage in the area while creating a streamlined pathway to a degree for aspiring teachers.

The program, called Grow Moore Teachers Pathway Scholarship is available to Moore County students interested in pursuing a career in education. Scholarship recipients will attend Sandhills Community College for two years and transfer to UNC- Pembroke to earn their undergraduate degree in education. Ultimately, they will return to Moore County Schools to begin their teaching career.

UNCP Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings says, “This collaboration with SCC and MCS marks a significant step in creating a seamless pathway for aspiring teachers in one of our university’s service region counties. This partnership ensures Moore County students can pursue their dreams of becoming educators and return to make a positive impact in their home communities. With the affordable NC Promise tuition rate at UNCP and the SCC Foundation’s scholarship program, they can achieve their goals without the burden of student debt.”

The University of North Carolina -Pembroke has been named one the top 50 regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. The school has also appeared in several of our recent college rankings here at CVO, including the Top 30 Schools for Indigenous Students, Top 20 Sustainable Agriculture Degree Programs by Net Price, and the Top MPA Programs.

Source: UNCP, Sandhills Community College, Moore County Schools Collaborate to Launch New Teacher Pipeline Program   

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