Human Resources

Future Educators Program

CCS Future Educators Program Information

The Future Educators Program is a recruitment initiative aimed at developing CCS’ internal student talent. Future Educators participants are CCS high school graduates who intend to pursue careers in education and who plan to commit to teaching with CCS upon completion of an educator preparation program.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a CCS high school senior
  • Gain admittance to a college or university with an NC accredited Educator Preparation Program for the Fall 2020 semester
  • Intend to pursue a K-12 teaching career with Cumberland County Schools in one of the following licensure areas:

*Birth to Kindergarten
*Career and Technical Education (CTE)
*Elementary Education
*English/Language Arts
*English Second Language
*Social Studies
*Special Education
*World Languages

Application Requirements:

To be considered for selection into the CCS Future Educators Program complete the following documents and email them as PDF attachments to Please use the subject line “First Name, Last Name, FT Application.”

The Application Cover Sheet and Resume must be emailed by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Cover Sheet 2020Enter the requested information.

One-Page Résumé-Complete the resume template detailing your desire to teach, your school, community, and volunteer activities, leadership positions held, and any honors or awards received. You may also include any hobbies, special interests, and/or jobs held in this section. Résumés are strictly limited to one typed page.

Future Educators Reference Forms-Two electronic reference forms are required. One reference form must be completed by a teacher. The second form must be completed by another adult who can speak to your academic accomplishments, community involvement, and potential to be a successful educator. Email this link to the two people who will serve as your references:

Future Educators participants will receive:

  • Annual summer professional development with a $1000 stipend, beginning the summer following the freshman year of college through the summer of their senior year
  • An early employment contract for 3 years (with successful teacher evaluations)
  • The opportunity to develop a professional network with CCS staff and peers

Future Educators participants agree to:

  • Participate in annual summer professional development during their college career
  • Participate in networking with members of their cohort as well as with CCS staff
  • Teach with CCS for at least three years following the completion of their teacher preparation programs
  • Meet all NCDPI licensure and application requirements
  • Serve as mentors for up-coming cohorts

CCS Future Educators Summer Enrichment Programs

Rising Sophomores

  • Students will be provided with a program that will involve touring schools within the district to offer students a first-hand look regarding the economic and cultural diversity that is offered within the district.

Rising Juniors

  • Students will be provided with opportunities to enhance their awareness of diversity, increase their knowledge base on social and cultural diversity, develop skills they can use to effectively teach a diverse student population and create opportunities for them to talk with each other about topics related to diversity.

Rising Seniors

  • Students will be provided with an opportunity to obtain a first-hand look at the total school community. Time will be spent in the central office with the superintendent and other central office staff members.  Students will learn more about the day-to-day operations of the school system from a broad level to help them gain a better understanding of how all the pieces fit together.

Applicants who are selected to participate in interviews will be contacted regarding assigned interview times to be held in April 2020.


Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on February 12, 2020

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