CMS Teaching Residency

Are you ready to make a difference for Charlotte’s students, but don’t yet have a teaching license? The CMS Teaching Residency is an accelerated, affordable path to 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. Here is a deeper look at CMS Teaching Residency providing additional background and a few words from some of our CMS Teaching Residency graduates. 

CMS Teaching Residency is one EPP (Educator Prep Program) option for alternative route licensure. Our program is specifically recruiting middle and high school math, middle and high school science, middle and high school English/Language Arts, elementary teachers, and EC General Curriculum teachers. 

The application for the Teacher Alternative Licensure Pathway for all subjects has opened and will remain open until May 1st, 2023.   Don't wait to apply, you may need to complete additional tasks or take and pass state required test(s).  If you are interested in any of these areas;  Elementary, ECGC (Exceptional Children's General Curriculum), middle or high school math, middle or high school science, middle or high school English Language Arts, APPLY TODAY so you can begin the enrollment process for CMS Teaching Residency.  Click here to view the posting, then scroll down and see the "login and apply" button.  You will need to upload your official transcripts.  We look forward to seeing your application! 



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