• Through an innovative partnership with Wingate University and South Piedmont Community College (SPCC), Union County Public Schools (UCPS) is proud to announce Next Stop: TeachUCPS, a teacher pipeline program for employees. This new strategy will help UCPS to grow its own teachers and provide a roadmap that removes financial barriers for pursuing a teaching license. 

    Submit your application today for the Fall 2024 Cohort by clicking this link!

Teacher Assistants

    • Associate Degree at SPCC
    • Gateway to Wingate Scholarship
    • Classroom teacher 2-4 years after beginning the program. 


    • Associate degree = zero tuition
    • UCPS Scholarship = UCPS pays up to $2,500 per year

    Employee Commitment

    Upon completion of all coursework and an earned bachelor's degree:

    • Work in UCPS as a teacher
    • Minimum of three years in a Title I school
    • Minimum of four years in other schools