Teaching Here

Teaching Here

Community Spotlights

Neighborhood Spotlights

There are a variety of communities from which corps members can choose to live—to eat, play, shop and stay.
  • NoDa
  • Plaza-Midwood
  • Midtown
  • Dilworth
  • South End
  • University

New York has SoHo, and Charlotte has NoDa (for North Davidson Street). This former mill-community-turned-arts-district screams bohemian chic. Just north of Center City, NoDa is home to a funky collection of galleries, performance venues and dining hot spots.


This 1920s revitalized streetcar suburb is one of Charlotte’s most ethnically and socially-diverse neighborhoods and the epitome of cool city living.


This newly-developed area near Uptown hums with shopping, dining and a stunning, brand-new Greenway.


​Built as Charlotte’s first streetcar suburb, Dilworth is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Bungalow-style homes and stately oak trees line residential streets, while a diverse mix of shops and restaurants compete for attention along East Boulevard, the main thoroughfare.


Dilworth’s neighbor, South End, is just a light rail stop away from Center City. It pairs an exciting mix of restaurants, antique shops and retail stores with a relaxed atmosphere. You’ll also find live music, monthly gallery crawl events and festivals like South End Soul (a five-day celebration of design, art and innovation).


In the 1960s, advocates for higher education believed this area’s rolling farm fields were the perfect place to build a university. Today, the University area bustles with attractions, shopping, dining spots and outdoor activities.

Cost Of Living


Average starting salary is $37,946




University of North Carolina-Charlotte (Optional two year program)


12 to 18 months

Subjects And Grade Levels

  • Elementary
  • Spanish
  • Middle School English
  • Middle School Math
  • Middle School Social Studies
  • Middle School Science
  • High School English
  • High School Math
  • High School Science
  • High School Social Studies


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What's Left Over
Ongoing Certification Costs
You may be able to offset ongoing certification costs with an AmeriCorps education award. Learn more.
One Time Summer Start Up Costs
Estimated Start Up and Certification Costs

Certification Information

Common Certification Questions

Certification can be obtained in 1–1.5 years. For elementary school, face-to-face courses are required. For middle and secondary schools, coursework is primarily online.

University of North Carolina-Charlotte