Licensure Program Options


There are many excellent programs available in the state of North Carolina that lead to a NC Standard Professional I teaching license.  Some are online, some are face-to-face, and others use blended models.  Program length and costs vary greatly by college and university.  In response to the complex options available, the table below outlines some of the differences between your options. To view and print a matrix of licensure programs options in Guilford County, click here.

**All programs may require additional content coursework depending on individual transcript assessment.**

GREENSBORO COLLEGE

PIEDMONT ALTERNATIVE LICENSURE (PAL) PROGRAM

Web site: http://teachered.greensborocollege.edu/alternative_licensure.htm

CONTACT:

DAVID FEAGINS, dfeagins@greensborocollege.edu, 272-7102 x219

Hours  / Courses

17 hours / six courses (minimum / see details below)

NC Standard Professional License I

Yes

License Reciprocity with Other States

Yes

Length of Program

Five courses during one summer; one spring clinical practicum (to be completed at work site). Content pedagogy courses offered fall (if required). Additional content coursework may be required according to transcript evaluation.

Other Information

Significantly reduced GSO College tuition for PAL coursework; payment plans available; almost all classes completed in the summer; cohort relationships; access to professional liaison/support

Licensure Program Areas

Birth-Kindergarten, MS science, SS, math, communication; HS biology, English, math, SS; K-12 art, music, PE, Spanish, Theatre

Graduate Credit

No

HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY

LATERAL ENTRY ADMISSION PROGRAM (LEAP)

Web site:  http://highpoint.nc.schoolwebpages.com

CONTACT:

DR. MARIANN TILLERY, mtillery@highpoint.edu, 841-9286

Hours / Courses

10-12 courses / 30-36 hours (includes technology and classroom management courses)

NC Standard Professional License I

Yes

License Reciprocity with Other States

Yes

Length of Program

Approximately 1 ½ hears to 2 years with summer study; varies depending on licensure area

Other Information

Ongoing support from university supervisors; modified internship; 1/3 tuition reduction for cohorts of 20 or more; classes are offered in six different Evening Degree Program (EDP) sessions; summer schedules are tailored to the GCS calendar

Licensure Program Areas

Elementary Ed; Middle Grades Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies; Secondary English, Math, Science, Social Studies; Special Subjects (K-12 areas)—Art, Physical Education, Spanish; Special Education (K-12)

Graduate Credit

Equivalent graduate courses may be taken by lateral entry (LEAP) candidates to meet course requirements in selected areas (methods, technology, educational psychology, exceptional children).

NORTH CAROLINA A & T STATE UNIVERSITY

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING

Web site:  http://www.ncat.edu/~schofed/newsite/MasterofTeachingProgram.html

CONTACT:

Elementary:  MS. KIM ERWIN, kderwin@ncat.edu, 285-4434

Secondary:  DR. WALTHEA COBITZ, wvy@ncat.edu, 285-4364

Special Education, DR. LOURY FLOYD, lfloyd@ncat.edu, 285-4427

Hours / Courses

39 to 40 hours for complete two tier program; additional prerequisite hours, if needed

NC Standard Professional License I

Yes

License Reciprocity with Other States

As is offered by the State’s Licensing Agency--NCDPI

Length of Program

Varies

Other Information

Two phases—Phase I for licensure; Phase II for M.A.T

Licensure Program Areas

Biology Ed; Business Ed; Chemistry Ed-Comprehensive Science; Early Ed (B-K)**; Elementary Ed; English Ed; Family and Consumer Sciences**; History Ed; Human Performance and Leisure Studies; Math; Special Ed-General Curriculum; Technology Ed/Trade and Industrial Ed (9-12)

**Phase I only

Graduate Credit

Yes-- Phase I leads to licensure; Phase II leads to M.A.T. and advanced licensure.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO

NC TEACH (Post-Baccalaureate)

Web site:  http://www.uncg.edu/soe/nc_teach/index.html

CONTACT:

MRS. DEB ACKERMAN, djackerm@uncg.edu, 334.3415

Hours / Courses

18 hours / six courses

NC Standard Professional License I

Yes

License Reciprocity with Other States

Yes—see list at SDPI Web site

Length of Program

Approximately one calendar year

Other Information

Provide Mentoring, Advising, and Cohort Support

Licensure Program Areas

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, French, Spanish, Latin, Mathematics, Middle Grades (6-9), Social Studies

Graduate Credit

Yes, with possibility of transferring credits into a M. Ed.

Additional Alternative Licensure Programs Available at UNCG

NC Teach Undergraduate Program:  Art, Dance, Music and Theatre Ed; B-K; Hearing Impaired; Physical Education (Contact Deb Ackerman)

http://www.uncg.edu/soe/nc_teach/undergrad.html

PAIL (Post-Baccalaureate Alternative Initial License Program): Special Education—General Curriculum

http://www.uncg.edu/ses/licensure.html

M. Ed. Programs: Available in many areas including English as a Second Language

GUILFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATION TRACK (GCS-ACT)

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CONTACT:

MS. SHANNON BROWN, browns14@gcsnc.com, 378.8823 x 2

Hours / Courses

290 contact hours/8 courses

NC Standard Professional License I

Yes

License Reciprocity with Other States

Some states may accept with reciprocity; other states may require additional coursework

Length of Program

18 months: all face to face

Summer I--Foundations course; Fall--Frameworks Seminar Series I; Spring--Frameworks Seminar Series II; Summer II--Five week-long courses

Other Information

Tailored to meet the specific needs of GCS; Provides Mentoring, On-Site Coaching, Advising, Networking, and Cohort Support; Taught by GTCC Professors and GCS Master Teachers; Low-cost program

**Program only offered to GCS lateral entry teachers

Licensure Program Areas

Middle Grades:  Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies; High School:  English, Math, Science, Social Studies; Special Areas (K-12):  Foreign Language, Art, Music, PE, Theatre, Special Education*, ESOL*

*Praxis II passing scores required for employment eligibility

Graduate Credit

No

REGIONAL ALTERNATIVE LICENSING CENTER

Web site: http://www.ralc.ccs.k12.nc.us/

Hours / Courses

Varies—based on individual plans from RALC

NC Standard Professional License I

Yes

License Reciprocity with Other States

Some states may accept with reciprocity; other states may require additional coursework

Length of Program

Varies—maximum three years per state requirements—must complete requirements by date listed on RALC letter and state letter

Other Information

Requires LE teachers to search for RALC-approved courses; see the RALC site for options http://www.ralc.ccs.k12.nc.us/4%20universities.htm

Licensure Program Areas

See areas available at http://www.ralc.ccs.k12.nc.us/6%20Licensening%20Areas.htm

**All programs may require additional content coursework depending on individual transcript assessment.**

 

For more information on licensure program options, visit these links:

  

Licensure Option

Additional Information

Regional Alternative Licensing Center (RALC)

 

University of NC at Greensboro / NC Teach

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High Point University / LEAP

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Greensboro College / PAL
(in partnership with Bennett College)

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North Carolina A and T University /
M.A.T (phase 1 OR phase 1 and 2)

 

GCS ACT

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Guilford Technical Community College

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