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Your Next Steps to #GetHired

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!

Search for Jobs

Take a moment to review the requirements to confirm you are eligible for hire. The following program requirements must be complete before seeking jobs:

  • Classroom Readiness Training
  • North Carolina State Licensure Exam(s)
  • 30 Hours of Field-Based Experience

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

Confirm Employment

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

Begin Teaching

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.

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Residency Year Requirements

Once you have obtained your Residency License, you will need to complete the following program requirements during your first Residency Year:

  • Excellence in Teaching and Learning coursework: Includes projects to address specific learning objectives.
  • Complete edTPA Practice Module: helps you prepare for your performance-based, subject-specific assessment and focuses on lesson planning, instruction, and assessment.
  • Submit edTPA Portfolio: a portfolio of materials collected through your time teaching on your Residency License. If needed, you’ll receive an additional year to complete your portfolio-based assessment.
  • Pass any remaining licensure exams, if needed
Residency Year Requirements

Earn Initial Professional Educator’s License

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!

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Texas Teachers Exempt Countries

Texas Teachers currently recognizes these SBEC-approved countries:
  • American Samoa
  • Angulia
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Austrailia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grand Cayman
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Trinidata/ Tobago
  • Turks and Calcos
  • United Kingdom
  • US Pacific Trust