Licensure Only (Post-Baccalaureate)

Candidates seeking a teaching license in K-12 or Secondary Education subject areas are trained to become professionals who are competent to meet the content and pedagogical knowledge needs of K-12 students. The program leads to an A level North Carolina license and is designed for those candidates who do not hold an initial teaching license in an area. This program is a licensure only program and does not constitute a degree seeking program.


Admission requirements:

Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of a 2.7 or higher to be admitted.

Deadlines for applications:

Fall semester- June 1st

Spring semester- November 1st

Summer semester- April 1st


Why Choose “this degree”?

The Licensure Only program will offer you the education and skills you need to do so and prepare you for initial licensure in North Carolina.

Our Licensure Only program areas in K-12 and Secondary Education offer the flexibility to sharpen your teaching skills, position yourself for school leadership roles and build a strong foundation from which to explore other interests in the world of education.

Our Accreditation

The Licensure Only program within the CAEP (Formerly NCATE) accredited College of Education and is approved by the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction.

What Will You Learn?

You will complete this program with the ability to be a knowledgeable, caring, and reflective practitioner. The program provides candidates with in-depth knowledge including methodology, stylistic approach, strategies, and research as it relates to your subject area of choice.

What Concentrations Are Available?

Secondary Education 9-12, Biology

Secondary Education 9-12, English

Secondary Education 9-12, Mathematics

Secondary Education 9-12, Social Studies

Art Education(K-12)

Health and Physical Education (K-12)

Music Education (K-12)

Spanish Education (K-12)

To learn more about our programs and courses of study, visit the course catalog

What Will You Do?

  • K-12 Classroom Teacher
  • Professional Tutor
  • School Administrator
  • Educational Researcher
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Secondary Curriculum Developer
  • Head Teacher

Exit Requirements

To graduate with a licensure, students must, successfully complete the university college core and: 

  1. Have accumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher with a grade of C or better in each professional, major core, and concentration courses.
  2. Successfully complete Clinical Experience (Student Teaching).
  3. Earn a satisfactory rating on the Clinical Experience (Student Teaching), Exit Criteria, or LEA/IHE Certification of Teaching Capacity.
  4. Formally submit an edTPA portfolio to Pearson for teaching licensure in North Carolina (students are responsible for cost).
  5. Successfully pass required content licensure exams determined by program (i.e., CKT, Foundations of Reading, and/or Praxis II) (students are responsible for cost of licensing exams).
  6. Submit graduation application and fees.