Teaching in Durham, NC

The merger in 1992 of the former Durham County School System and former Durham City School System created Durham Public Schools, which serves approximately 33,000 students. Within Durham Public Schools there are twelve high schools that range in size from 140 to approximately 2,000 students:

Durham is also home to the nation's first state supported residential high school. The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) is designed for students with strong potential in science and mathematics and is located within walking distance of Duke's East Campus. As part of its mission, NCSSM develops innovative teaching strategies and shares those strategies with other schools and departments of public instruction throughout the nation. Although no MAT candidates are placed at NCSSM for the teaching internship, faculty from NCSSM frequently assist MAT students with pedagogical issues.