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CMS Teaching Residency Application for the 2023 Cohort is NOW OPEN! 

We are excited that you want to take the next step in making a difference for Charlotte’s students.  CMS’s recruitment team is ready to support you with becoming a full-time CMS teacher. You’ll bring your talent, grit, and dedication to our community. We’ll help you master the skills you need to help students unlock their full potential.  If you’re passionate about being a part of the movement to increase outcomes for students, join us! 

CMS Teaching Residency Online Application Instructions

Please note these instructions before applying:


You must meet these requirements in order to apply for the Residency:
  • Have a bachelor's degree
  • Have at least a 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale 
  • Be eligible to work in the US
  • Must not hold a NC teaching license or certification from any state

Application Process

  • Make sure the “Applicant Type” has “Instructional” at the top of the application 
  • To change if needed, click “Change Type” and check “Instructional”
  • Click on each page of the application to ensure all information and requirements are completed and up to date!
  • If you already have a CMS application started or completed please log in, click on “My Application” and review to make sure the below requirements are completed.
  • Upload Official degree-dated transcripts from EVERY college attended, including all transfer credits, community college, baccalaureate, and post-baccalaureate coursework to the "Attachments" section of the application.
  • Once you complete the application you should hear from licensure within 2 weeks.  From there, they will provide you with your eligibility and a link to enroll with us directly.  
  • CMSTR will send an email providing you with next steps to get ready for pre-service training.  
  • Dates and times for pre-service training will be announced when we have them solidified.  Be sure to check emails and read newsletters when we send them! 
If you have questions, please contact us at​.

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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