NCSBE Licensure Testing Requirements
You will eventually be required to pass the North Carolina State Board of Education (NCSBE) approved licensure exam(s). There are two types of subject-specific licensure exams used for testing requirements in North Carolina: Praxis II Testing and Pearson Testing. You must take the specific content area test in the subject area in which you are seeking licensure. You may take additional content area tests to meet federal highly qualified status. This is highly recommended as it increases your marketability as a candidate for a teaching position.
Due to COVID-19 allowances, you are NOT currently required to pass your state licensure exam before getting hired, only for the 2020-2021 academic year. Once enrolled with North Carolina Teachers, you may be approved for a Residency License. To renew the Residency License for the 2021-2022 academic year, you must meet either the 24-hour relevant content or the licensure examination.