RCC, Pfeiffer hosting Elementary Education information sessions

ASHEBORO (March 23, 2021)

Interested in being an elementary schoolteacher? The joint program between Randolph Community College and Pfeiffer University can help you become qualified.

The schools are holding virtual information sessions Monday, April 12, from 4-7 p.m. and Monday, April 19, from 1-3 p.m. to answer any questions you may have. These individual 15-minute sessions are available by appointment or by email if you cannot attend during these times. To schedule an online appointment, email RCC Psychology Instructor and Pfeiffer Elementary Education Liaison Maria LeBaron at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. LeBaron will confirm a time for you to speak with a Pfeiffer adviser one-on-one virtually. Admissions and financial aid needs can be addressed with Pfeiffer representatives at a later date.

This collaboration between Pfeiffer and RCC, which began in spring of 2008, is designed for those who hold an associate of arts degree from a community college. The program, which is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), typically takes two years to complete. The program is offered entirely online with occasional in-person meetings plus student teaching in schools.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Scholarships of up to 40 percent off the cost of tuition are available to applicants currently employed full time as a teaching assistant by a public school/agency that requires licensure through the North Carolina Department of Education.

It is not necessary to attend the informational meeting to apply.