Bev Perdue today announced her plan to expand the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program in order to attract more of North Carolina's best college students into the teaching profession.
The North Carolina Teaching Fellows program currently enrolls 500 high school seniors each year and awards them scholarships of $6,500 per year. Bev Perdue will expand the program to add 250 additional Fellows each year. In addition, she will add 100 new slots each year for "in-college deciders" who can join the program after their sophomore year.
"Attracting talented young people to teach in our public schools is critical to the future of education in our state," said Bev Perdue. "The Teaching Fellows Program is a great way to make teaching more attractive."