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The Quickest Route to Become a Teacher in North Carolina

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submit your free application and send us your official transcripts

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Become Eligible

at your own pace by completing your testing and training

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Start Teaching

for one academic year with full pay and benefits

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Fully Licensed

upon successful completion of all program requirements

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Your Guide to Becoming Licensed

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Begin by applying for free today. Our program advisors work with you to develop a personalized strategy to become a licensed teacher.

All you need is a 4-year bachelor’s degree in any major with a 2.5+ GPA. It’s that simple.

You must meet ONE of the following requirements:

  • 2.5+ GPA overall, or of last 60 credit hours.
  • 2.0-2.49 GPA and 3+ years’ experience in an educational setting.

After you apply, send us your official transcripts to expedite your application. The fastest and most reliable method is to have your university send them electronically via the eScrip-Safe service. Alternatively, you send them by mail.

  • U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Completed application to North Carolina Teachers
  • Phone Interview
  • Passing Score on the North Carolina Teachers Screening Instrument
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Become Eligible

Complete your testing and training, at your own pace. Our study resources help you get ready for testing, and our innovative online training gets you ready for the classroom. NEW! Click here to tour our training coursework.


Praxis and/or Pearson testing is required from all prospective teachers. Testing requirements vary by subject area and can be found by clicking ‘Learn More’ below.

We offer 28 different licensure areas in Elementary, Middle Grades, Secondary, Exceptional Children, and Career & Technical Education (CTE).

Our Program Advisors will play an important role in helping you select the licensure area(s) that complement your skills and interests, and give you the best chance to get hired.

We provide information on where to find free state preparation manuals, tests at-a-glance, test familiarization videos, and interactive practice tests.

We are actively building a free online forum in which teachers share their study tips and test feedback.

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Once you complete your self-paced online training, you will have gained the expertise and knowledge necessary to begin teaching in the classroom.

Educational leaders provide the foundation of our curriculum, which is continually updated to provide the most relevant and effective classroom preparation.

99 to 105 hours of classroom training is offered in our self-paced, online format, so that you can train to be a teacher while keeping your current job.

Our candidates complete field based experience prior to entering the classroom on their own, providing a real-world foundation for their training.

During the Residency Year, our teacher candidates complete case studies and field work in classroom management, among other areas of concentration such as literacy and assessment.

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Start Teaching

During this first year, you will lead your own classroom as a full-time teacher. Your Field Supervisor and on-campus mentor will provide support and answer questions.

Begin your career as a teacher with full pay and full benefits!

We provide effective and valuable resources to offer you the best chances for employment.

  • Put together a stunning resume and portfolio
  • Prepare for the tough interview questions
  • Make the best impression with school districts
  • Get face-to-face time with HR professionals and principals

Your Field Supervisor is a veteran educator who is assigned to you personally when you begin teaching in the classroom as a teacher of record. They will visit and observe your classroom three times throughout the year. Your Field Supervisor works closely with you via phone and email to offer continuous guidance and support.

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Fully Licensed

Upon successful completion of the program requirements and one full academic year of teaching, you will receive your Professional Educator License and become fully licensed to teach in the state of North Carolina!

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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