NC TEACH Alternative Licensure Program
North Carolina Teachers of Excellence for All Children (NC TEACH) is designed to recruit, train, support, and retain mid-career professionals as they become licensed teachers in North Carolina. The program is designed to offer lateral entry teachers the opportunity to earn an initial standard professional I license to teach in North Carolina. The Collaborative for Educator Preparation (CEP) administers the NC TEACH Alternative Licensure Program in the following areas: Middle Grades (6-9) Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies; Secondary (9-12) English, Latin, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies; K-12 English as a Second Language (ESL); and K-12 Foreign Language (Spanish or French). Depending on the academic background of the student, the alternative licensure program consists of 12-18 credit hours. Students in the program enroll in a sequence of education courses and engage in field-based experiences as lateral entry teachers in local public school systems. Students may be required to take additional course work in their teaching area for licensure. For most of these teaching areas, students may apply up to 18 credits of NC TEACH course work toward a master’s degree program provided they apply and are accepted.
For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
Alternative Licensure Requirements
- Required: 12-18 credit hours
|Program of Study (12-18 credits)|
|TED 535||Literacy in the Content Area||3|
|TED 545||Diverse Learners||3|
|TED 669||Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory||3|
|TED 680A||Clinical Experience in Teaching||3-6|
|Select one 3 credit methods course in the licensure area||3|
|Total Credit Hours||15-18|
Students must have at least 24 credits in their teaching areas or passing scores on the PRAXIS II teaching examinations. After a review of transcripts, students may also be required to complete additional course work to meet teaching standards.