The Licensure Concentration
to North Carolina teaching Licensure (i.e., Certification) in Biology
(grades 9-12), English (9-12), Mathematics (9-12), Physics (9-12), Social Studies (9-12),
Latin (9-12), French (K-12), or Spanish (K-12). The links provided at the bottom of this
page will take you to specific subject-area
The links provided at the bottom of this page will take you to specific subject-area requirements.
Requirements for the Concentration in Education: Licensure Track
In addition to meeting the requirements of the major by the final semester of their senior year, students planning to earn a Licensure Concentration must also complete the following courses before the final semester of their senior year: EDU 121, EDU 242, and either EDU 250 or EDU 260 or EDU 320 or EDU 340. Students must also have minimum scores designated by the State of North Carolina on the Praxis Series: (PPST) Pre-Professional Skills Tests or minimum scores on the SAT. During the final semester, which includes student teaching, students will enroll in EDU 400, 410, 411, and 420.
Formal admission to the Licensure Concentration usually occurs during the sophomore or junior year. Students will complete an "Admission to the Licensure Concentration" form and meet the following guidelines:
Students will enroll in Education 400, 410, 411, and 420 concurrently in one semester during the senior year that is reserved for student teaching. No additional courses can be taken at this time. The criteria for admission to student teaching includes:
Students must meet the following requirements.
Applying for Licensure
Students must complete the necessary North Carolina applications. Elaine Houser in the Department of Education is the key contact person in the licensure process. To complete North Carolina licensure you must contact her near the end of the student teaching term and provide the following:
We will send the application, complete with the necessary endorsements and transcript to the State Department of Public Instruction for processing.
If students are seeking licensure in states other than North Carolina, it is their responsibility to contact the certifying agency in that state for information about the process and the necessary forms, etc. The Department of Education will be happy to complete the necessary recommendation on the forms you obtain and send them to the certifying agency. The Department of Education will also be happy to help students in identifying the certifying agency.
Students seeking initial licensure must complete the following requirements to be recommended for licensure.
Links to specific subject-area requirements:
education affirms men and women as beings in the process of becoming--as
unfinished, uncompleted beings in and with a likewise unfinished reality....
The unfinished character of human beings and the transformational
character of reality necessitate that education be an ongoing activity."
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