Let's take a look at the step by step instructions in how to become certified to teach in the state of North Carolina.

Traditional Approach for the North Carolina Teacher Certification

  1. Gain a degree from a college or university. Have transcripts.
  2. Teacher preparations. This will include teacher prep courses and student teaching.
  3. Pass the Praxis I and II Exams
  4. Submit the following:
    • Completed application form
      • Have your teacher verify the completion
    • Current certifications (if you already have one)
    • $85 Application fee payable to “Department of Public Instruction”
    • Official Transcripts of all degrees and credits you have earned
    • Copies of test scores
    • Mail to:
      Department of Public Instruction
      Licensure Section
      6365 Mail Service Center
      Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-6365
      (919) 807-3310
  5. Do you want to renew your teaching credentials in North Carolina?

Teaching Schools in North Carolina

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