Recruitment and Retention

The UNC Asheville Department of Education seeks to attract, recruit and retain diverse teacher licensure candidates reflective of community needs while also addressing the call to increase access to higher education for historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students. Using open, fair, and objective recruitment practices, we encourage applicants through in-house diversity initiatives, college access work, and community partnerships to enhance the work of our department and support an overall inclusive campus climate. The department envisions an integrated, culturally-relevant curriculum that fosters the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to teach effectively and responsively in a culturally, economically and ethnically diverse nation.

Students interested in obtaining teacher licensure are encouraged to contact the Office of Teacher Recruitment at 828-251-6304 or by email at

Recruitment and Retention for:

  • Prospective Student Outreach
  • Community Outreach
  • Climate and Inclusion
  • Teaching and Classroom Practices
  • Accessibility of Information and Admissions Procedure