Our Training

Our training focuses on the most important skills you’ll need to be a successful teacher right now and for years to come, like building a strong classroom culture and engaging students in challenging lessons. You will experience a pre-service training where you’ll practice these skills under the guidance of experienced educators.  Dates for summer training are not determined yet and will not be released until spring 2023.  

You’ll also receive personalized instructional support as well as testing/edTPA and coursework support throughout your first year in the classroom. We’ll provide everything you need—no extra degree programs required.

Because we believe all CMS students deserve effective teachers, you’ll need to show that you’re on the way to mastering core instructional skills during pre-service training to be eligible for a full-time teaching position. Similarly, you’ll need to show that you’ve continued to develop these skills to be eligible for a permanent teaching license after your first year in the classroom.

If you’re accepted into the program you will be required to take and pass all state-required certification tests within the provided state timelines.  Once you successfully complete pre-service training you will be eligible for a full-time teaching position within CMS. For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us at​


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