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REFERRAL AND PLACEMENT
ASSISTANCE IN NC

In North Carolina, the referral and placement assistance we offer boils down to the following:


PROGRAM SERVICES AND PARTICIPANT RESPONSIBILITIES

During the initial counseling session, the counselor will:

  • Determine which subjects the participant is most eligible to teach
  • Discuss licensure options and pathways
  • Provide an individualized Teacher Licensure Action Plan
  • Generally inform the participant of stipend, bonus, and other financial assistance available
  • Discuss employment opportunities to include substitute teaching and alternative routes to licensure
  • Offer assistance with resume
  • Provide letters of recommendation if appropriate

After personalized counseling, the participant is expected to:

  • Enroll in and complete a teacher licensure program
  • Coordinate with the national office for stipend/bonus funding
  • Obtain a substitute license if desired
  • Obtain a full-time position within a school district when qualified

After personalized counseling, the participant is expected to:

  • Providing notification of job openings
  • Providing recommendation letters as necessary
  • Conducting employment workshops concerning resume building, interview skills, and financial aid information


JOB SWEEPS

We can perform a job sweep, which means going out to the individual school websites and collecting information on openings for which you are at least eligible for hire by the state requirements for lateral entry (see section 1.70)

The information for these openings are then collected into an email that is sent to you. You would then use this as a “lead list” to do the rest of the leg work on your own.


LOCAL AND REGIONAL JOB FAIRS

We can provide information on local and regional job fairs, which for the most part get published and posted as job fairs by the school systems or DPI.