Congratulations on passing your licensure exams! You’ve laid the groundwork to become a teacher and are now ready to step into the classroom! As soon as you pass your state licensure exams, we recommend starting your job search to #GetHired!
Take a moment to review the requirements to confirm you are eligible for hire. The following program requirements must be complete before seeking jobs*:
*For the 2020-21 academic year only, candidates are NOT required to complete the three requirements listed above, due to COVID-19 allowances. For a limited time, you may immediately request your Form RL, once enrolled in our program!
It is now time to search for a teaching job! We recommend updating your resume and tailoring it to each position for which you apply. If you are unsure where to start looking for jobs, take a look at our job search resources page.Job Resource Page
Once you secure a teaching position, confirm your employment by submitting your “I Got a Job” form, located in your Intern Portal, to let us know! In conjunction with your new school, we will submit a request through the NC Department of Instruction (NCDPI) to issue your Residency License, which is what you will teach on during your Residency Year. At this time, you will need to complete your NCDPI Residency License application, which will cost $100.Intern Portal
Once you are hired and have obtained your residency license, you are ready to begin teaching your first year in the classroom, while earning full pay and benefits! For any questions that arise during your first year teaching, you’ll have the support of your North Carolina Teachers Field Supervisor to help guide you. Take advantage of having a skilled educator to offer support and advice; they’re there to help! Your Field Supervisor will visit your classroom three times throughout the year, and will always be on-call to answer any questions.Learn More
Once you have obtained your Residency License, you will need to complete the following program requirements during your first Residency Year:
After the completion of all Residency Year requirements and pending the recommendation of your Principal and Field Supervisor, you are now eligible to upgrade your Residency License to your North Carolina Initial Professional Educator’s License. North Carolina Teachers will provide you with a letter of completion along with a transcript of your completed coursework in order to apply for your Initial Professional Educator’s License. With these documents, the rest is up to you!Apply for License