The Initial Licensure Program (ILP) in Business and Marketing Education is a 12-credit online program designed specifically for provisional licensed teachers currently in a Business and Marketing classroom.
Consisting of three courses in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences, our initial licensure program is one of the lateral entry programs in the Alternative Teacher Education Program offered at NC State. Courses are offered as extension courses and delivered entirely via online and field-based experiences.
This program may lead to Professional Licensure.
Admissions requirements for the ILP include:
- Employed as a Lateral Entry (provisional license) teacher in a NC public school system;
- A bachelor's degree in business, marketing, business or marketing education, or related area from an accredited college or university;
- Overall GPA of at least 2.75;
- An official copy of final college or university transcripts with GPA and degree posted;
- Completed NC State Lateral Entry Application;
- Signed Licensure Plan (provided by NCSU);
This 12-credit graduate program includes two 3-credit courses and a 6-credit internship. At 2020-21 tuition rates, the cost of these courses is $462 per credit for North Carolina residents and $1,311 per credit for non-residents. Thus, the total estimated cost for the program is $5,544 for North Carolina residents and $15,732 for non-residents. See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details.
Plan of Study
This licensure program requires 12 credit hours. All three courses are currently offered in Fall and Spring semesters, so the ILP could be completed within a year if there are no other required courses in the content area. Students must make a minimum grade of a B in both ECI 561 and ECI 562 to continue in the program.
This licensure program is designed specifically for provisional licensed teachers currently in the classroom teaching business and marketing courses in the middle and secondary public schools of North Carolina. Students who complete the program are qualified to be licensed by the State of North Carolina as business and marketing education teachers (grades 6-12). These licenses are part of the state's licenses in Career and Technical Education.