Teaching In Asheville City Schools

  • To teach at Asheville City Schools, all teachers must be licensed by the State of North Carolina in the subject or grade level that they are teaching. Licenses are issued by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

    Information about applying for a license, the requirements, fees, and general information can be accessed through their website:


    Teachers in Asheville City Schools are committed to increasing the intellectual capital of all students in the district. Our Mission Statement says it best: Asheville City Schools graduates students who are thoughtful, innovative and productive citizens and who are prepared to succeed globally.

    Our Strategic Imperative: Raising the achievement of all students...one child at a time!


    For Future Teachers 

    Are you interested in becoming a teacher? Our friends at the nonprofit TeachNC.org have lots of free tools and resources to help you get started: 

    • 1-on-1 advising calls to answer all your questions and choose an educator preparation program (EPP) that’s right for you 
    • how-to guides to demystify eligibility, testing, and financial aid 
    • an EPP Explorer so you can compare programs and interactive application checklists to keep you on track to apply 
    • fee reimbursements to help cover application and enrollment expenses 
    • a $1000 scholarship to help make your dream of becoming a teacher more economical 


    Asheville City Schools and TeachNC are committed to helping you achieve your dream of becoming a teacher! Sign up for a free TeachNC account today to get started! 


    (Residency Licensure example) 

    Still need to start an educator preparation program (EPP) so you can earn your licensure? Asheville City Schools partners with the nonprofit TeachNC to provide you with coaching, support, and financial aid opportunities (like fee reimbursements and scholarships) to help you successfully apply to an EPP.  Sign up for a free TeachNC account today to get started!