NC TEACH Alternative Licensure


North Carolina Teachers of Excellence for All Children (NC TEACH) is designed to recruit, train, support, and retain mid-career professionals as they become licensed teachers in North Carolina.

Program Distinctions

The UNC Greensboro School of Education was named one of the 2022 “Top Graduate Schools of Education” by the U.S. News & World Report.

The Student Experience

  • Students in the program enroll in a sequence of education courses and engage in field-based experiences as residency license teachers in local public school systems. 
  • Graduate students in the SOE benefit from hands-on learning that is woven throughout our programs and co-curricular opportunities. Students interested in research work alongside faculty members on cutting-edge studies and innovation projects, providing them with first-hand experience with discovering solutions to pressing social and educational issues.

Be sure to meet with your academic advisor each semester for more details pertaining to your program of study.

After Graduation

From the undergraduate to master’s to doctoral level, our programs offer exceptional value and opportunity. As a result, dedicated students are empowered to create a path to their own success. Our graduates become teachers, improve their current teaching practice, work in colleges or universities as instructors or administrators, and work with pre-service or inservice teachers in university teacher educator programs and school district offices — many earning positions even before earning their degrees.

The U.S. Department of Education requires that all higher education institutions advise students as to whether their curriculum provides them with the eligibility to apply for a professional license and/or certification in the state for which they plan to practice. As such, please review UNC Greensboro’s status by state for the initial teaching license. You should note whether the program either “meets”, “does not meet”, or if there “has not been a determination” of the program’s status in the state for which you plan to practice. Licensure Reciprocity Information

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