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RCC Signs Articulation Agreement with UNCP

This fall students who wish to become a teacher will have two new pathways for college transfer at RCC. Students can enroll in the associate of arts or the associate of science in teacher preparation at RCC. These two programs will provide a seamless transition to UNCP’s education program, making it more affordable than ever for students to get obtain a bachelor’s degree and become a teacher. And it’s all thanks to an articulation agreement signed today between RCC President Melissa Singler and UNCP Chancellor Dr. Robin Cummings.

“Currently, there is a teacher shortage in North Carolina, and that is especially true right here in Robeson County,” said Singler. “Teachers are the forefront of education, we cannot afford to ever be without them. They are vital to our schools and to our community. Teachers make a difference, they do more than just teach, they inspire, they motivate, and they get involved in our students lives.”

Upon transferring to UNCP, students will complete a bachelor’s degree through the Education Preparation Program.

“Robeson Community College is committed to always doing whatever we can to help our community,” said Singler. “That is why RCC is so excited to launch these two new teacher preparation degrees at RCC in partnership with UNCP.”  

The new partnership will help increase the teacher pipeline for North Carolina and Robeson County for many years to come, ensuring there are teachers available to educate the workforce and leaders of the next generation.