After successfully completing the student teaching/teacher internship experience and all required coursework for a degree or licensure only program, including earning at least a "proficient" (rating of 3) on all indicators on the Unit Plan, Content Project, Case Study and Collaboration & Leadership Project Rubrics, candidates may apply for a North Carolina teaching license. To apply for a teaching license, candidates must submit the following documents to the Office of Teacher Education:
**Required of all Elementary Education and Special Education majors for initial Standard Professional (SP1) license.
The Director of Teacher Education will complete Verification of Program Completion (Form V) and submit to the Licensure Section of the Department of Public Instruction. The license will be mailed to the applicant from the Department of Public Instruction.
NOTE: Middle Grades, Secondary, and Special Subjects (music, art and physical education,) majors must have at least twenty-four (24) hours in their content areas to be eligible for the SP1 license.
The SP1 license is good for three (3) years, after which additional requirements, one of which maybe the PRAXIS II, must be met in order to be eligible for a continuing Standard Professional 2 (SP2) license.