Licensure is the mark of a professional. Licensure demonstrates that you personally have accomplished a recognized standard and are committed to a high set of standards and ethics. Licensure may give you career options and opportunities that might not have been available to you without the licensed designation. Explore the links below to find the right program for you.
If you need to be licensed in your profession, be sure to check out the many licensing programs available at UNC System universities. 6 unique eLearning licensure programs are offered through the UNC system. Currently, licensure programs are offered in education. Explore these links and get started enhancing your chances for success.
Lateral entry is an “alternate” route to teaching for qualified individuals outside of the public education system. Lateral entry allows qualified individuals to obtain a teaching position and begin teaching right away, while obtaining a professional educator’s license as they teach. The NC Dept of Public Instruction authorizes lateral entry professional educator’s licenses on a provisional basis in licensure areas that correspond to the individual’s academic study.
The Licensure Section is responsible for examining credentials and issuing licenses that qualify individuals to seek employment as teachers, administrators and other special service personnel in North Carolina public schools. All professional employees of public schools must hold a license for the subject or grade level they teach or for the professional education assignment that they hold.
Whether you are looking forward to your first educator position or are re-entering education after an absence, your steps to obtaining a license are easy and convenient.