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Teaching in the Classroom

Once you’ve built a solid foundation after completing your testing and training, it’s time to strengthen the skills you’ve acquired by putting them into practice in the classroom! During your first year, you’ll earn full pay and benefits while also receiving guidance from your North Carolina Teachers Field Supervisor – a trusted and experienced mentor who will offer advice, support, and encouragement.

How to #GetHired

Begin Teaching on Your Residency License


Learn what documentation you'll need to start teaching.

Our Team Is Committed to Helping You Land Your Dream Job

Before accepting employment, you must provide your district with a Form Residency License (RL), also known as Certification of Supervision, which confirms you are eligible for employment.

After completing your training and required state licensure exam(s)*, you must secure your Residency License, which is what you will teach on during your first year in the classroom.

*For the 2020-21 academic year only, candidates are NOT required to complete the testing and training prior to hire, due to COVID-19 allowances. 

After you are offered a job, let us know by submitting the “I Got a Job” form in your Intern Portal.


Did You Know

From optional coursework, field supervisor guidance, and teaching resources, our team continues to support you - even in the classroom!


Learn what tasks you'll carry out to successfully complete your Residency Year.

We’ll Continue to Support You, Every Step of the Way

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.

Recieve Field Supervisor and Principal Recommendation: after completing two full academic semesters as the teacher of record, your Field Supervisor and Principal will submit a recommendation for your approval to earn your Professional Educators License.

Limited -Time Opportunity

For the 2020-2021 academic year only, you are eligible to receive your Form RL (what you need to get hired!) as soon as you enroll with North Carolina Teachers. This means you are instantly eligible for hire, once enrolled! Make sure to take advantage of this limited-time opportunity and get started today!

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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