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  • Union County Public Schools (UCPS) is the sixth-largest public school system in North Carolina. It serves approximately 41,500 students at 53 schools and has approximately 5,000 staff members.

    As a leader in academics, UCPS offers a wide variety of coursework to its students, ranging from 20 dual-language programs to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to more than 44 pathways and 24 academies in the career and technical education department.

    UCPS students also have access to a variety of academic options, including the Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts, the International Baccalaureate Program at Marvin Ridge High, Union County Early College, Central Academy of Technology and Arts, Health Sciences Academy at Monroe Middle and the AgTech Academy at East Union Middle.

    With a long-term goal of ensuring all students are equipped to succeed in college, career and life, UCPS is committed and dedicated to offering quality instruction for all children in support of our mission of “Preparing All Students to Succeed.” 

Top Reasons to Work in UCPS

    • Union County is a great place to work and live
    • Excellent employee benefits package
    • Competitive local salary supplements
    • $1,750 additional bonus for teaching in a high priority school
    • $1,750 bonus for teaching in a content area in one of the  six focus schools
    • $4,300 bonus for showing growth for the top 25% of the state and or the district through the state performance bonus
    • Comprehensive support program for beginning teachers
    • Excellent instructional program and support staff
    • Fastest growing school district in North Carolina
    • Approximately 35 miles east of Charlotte, the largest city in North Carolina
    • Within 200 miles of major beaches and mountains

District Highlights

    • 92.7% graduation rate
    • Superintendent Dr. Andrew G. Houlihan named the 2022 Southwest Regional Superintendent of the Year
    • Two Leader in Me Lighthouse Schools: Indian Trail Elementary and Rocky River Elementary
    • 2019 Sandy Hook Promise Start with Hello District Winner

Future NC Teachers

  • Are you interested in getting your teaching license? Our friends at 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 that’s right for you.
    • how-to guides to demystify eligibility, testing, and financial aid
    • interactive application checklists to keep you on track
    • fee reimbursements to help cover licensure and testing expenses
    • a $1000 scholarship to help make your dream of becoming a teacher more economical

    Union County Public 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

  • The Union County Public School System does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age or handicap in any of its educational or employment programs or activities.

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