Educator Preparation

The Educator Preparation Department is located under the Educator Preparation and Licensure Division at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. 

The NCDPI Educator Preparation Office provides the following support:

  • Technical assistance in the development of EPPs
  • Oversees the renewal process of existing educator preparation programs at the license/program-level required by the State Board of Education*

*Note: Pursuant to § 115C.269.10, the State Board of Education is reviewing modifications to the process for EPPs to engage in the institution level and license area/program level approval and/or renewal process. A decision is anticipated by the State Board of Education to guide next steps in July, 2018. Implementation of a new process and related information will be provided on this website July/August, 2018.

  • Collects and analyzes program effectiveness data from each IHE for the IHE Performance Reports and IHE Educator Preparation Program Report Cards*

*Note: Pursuant to § 115C.269.35, the State Board of Education the process for IHE Performance Reports and Report Cards is being updated. Existing data prior to this change in legislation will remain available and is provided on this website.

  • Assists IHEs with Title II reporting as required by the Higher Education Act
  • Monitors and consults with Educator Preparation Program Providers regarding productivity and effectiveness of education graduates
  • Collaborates with the University of North Carolina System public institutions and NC Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) for alignment with state and national standards and continuous improvement of educator preparation programs

NCDPI Educator Preparation Staff Directory 

Name Position Phone
Dr. Andrew Sioberg Director, Educator Preparation 984-236-2115
Dr. Kim Evans Program Coordinator, PEPSC 984-236-2116
Dr. Andy Baxter Education Program Consultant, Visual Analytics 984-236-2119
Mr. Patrick Dougherty Data Analyst 984-236-2117


NCDPI partners with TeachNC as part of our teacher recruitment strategy. TeachNC is eager to partner with you to support the recruitment efforts at your Educator Prep Program. TeachNC can provide support to EPPs in the following ways:

  • Removing the financial barriers to applying to your program by reimbursing prospective applicants up to $100 of their application costs including application fees, transcript sends, background checks, and enrollment deposits.
  • Expanding the reach of your info sessions by marketing them to their users.
  • Adding prospects to your recruitment pool by co-hosting info sessions about your program(s).
  • Providing customized, printable flyers your program may use at recruitment events.

To learn more about how TeachNC can support your program, reach out to Gab Barnes, Senior Program Manager of TeachNC, at