NC Teach@NC State

 

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Program Format:   
Entrance Exam: Not required

An intensive, one-year lateral entry alternative teacher education program. Entering students must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject area (or 24 credit hours completed in the subject area they want to teach) and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5.

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.

The highly competitive NC TEACHing Communities program is a lateral entry program in which participants complete their licensure coursework while they are teaching full-time. NC State University has added a community component into its program to provide more avenues for local networking, training, and support to its participants. NC State's NC TEACHing Communities collaborate with local organizations, community colleges, and public school systems to ensure that our NC TEACHers become embedded into their communities and have the support and encouragement they need to be successful.

Students do not need to have a teaching job to be eligible for NC TEACH at NC State. However, you will need one year of successful teaching to be eligible for a North Carolina Teaching License.

NC TEACH classes meet at night (6:30-9:30) and on one Saturday per month. The affordable program is part-time and consists of 6 education classes completed in 3 semesters. NC TEACH can be started in either Spring or Summer.

Licensure Outside of North Carolina: Consult applicable licensure boards in any state you may want to pursue licensure in prior to beginning NC State's Online and Distance Education academic programs to ensure the program meets licensure requirements in that state.  It is the student's responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside of North Carolina.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

There are 2 parts applicants will need to submit:

1. An online application.

2. The Supplementary Application Packet (please mail or drop off in one package):

  • A cover page with your name, the date, your subject area & level.
  • All official academic transcripts (undergraduate, postbac., and graduate).
  • $50 non-refundable application fee (check or money order made payable to North Carolina State University).
  • Two letters of reference (download and print the NC TEACH recommendation form to give to references. Return reference forms in signed and sealed envelopes).
  • If applicable: Copies of Praxis II scores, TOEFL scores, and/or your Provisional License.

Additional Considerations:

  • Applications cannot be reviewed until all materials (online and supplementary) are received (if any items are missing, it will delay the review process and admission into Spring Start might also be delayed).
  • Because of the high volume of inquiries during the application periods, the NC TEACH staff cannot evaluate transcripts without an application. Please use the resources available to determine your eligibility.
  • Candidates may be asked to interview with the NC TEACH or College of Education Faculty.
  • Applications may be deferred up to one semester. After one semester, candidates must resubmit an application to NC TEACH.
  • For information on which Praxis test to take, please review the NC State Praxis II North Carolina Licensure Exam Requirements.
  • In addition to the NC State Praxis II PDF, students should also refer to the Praxis website to double check and/or see if there is an exam they wish to register for that is not listed on the document.
  • Once candidates are accepted into the NC TEACH program, they must apply to the Non-degree Studies office (NDS) to obtain their student account information. The NDS office conducts criminal background checks that may prevent candidates from taking courses at NC State. The NDS office is also where candidates officially report residency status for tuition purposes.

International Students also need the following:

  • If your degree is from outside the United States, a TOEFL score of 80 (with a score of 18 on Listening, 18 on Reading, 18 on Writing, and 18 on Speaking).
  • A transcript evaluation (course-by-course) by a review agency. We have provided a list of international review agencies listed below.

Please note that students with a J or F visa are not permitted to take classes in the program because of the restrictions on the Distance Education host site location.

PLAN OF STUDY

An NC TEACH Plan of Study is a list of courses that need to be completed in order to be recommended for licensure. It lists the required content courses, the required NC TEACH courses, the Praxis II exam, and DPI’s Electronic Evidences. We use your undergraduate transcripts to fill in the content courses when you apply to the program. We check off other needed courses as you take them. It also has a section with your required Praxis II exam listed.

Licensure Areas Offered

English (9-12)
Language Arts (6-9)
Math (6-9 and 9-12)
Science (6-9 and 9-12)
Social Studies (6-9 and 9-12)
Technology, Engineering, and Design Education
World Languages

Eligibility

Students must have a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with at least a 2.75 minimum GPA. If you do not have specialty requirement courses completed when entering NC TEACH, you can plan to take these content courses during the NC TEACH program. You must have a “C” or higher in the course. “C-” is not accepted.

NOTE: These are requirements for initial eligibility and to quality for a Provisional License. In order to obtain full licensure, candidates must have 24 hours in addition to the Praxis II before applying for licensure.

English 9-12 or Language Arts 6-9
  • At least 24 hours in English, Literature, Writing, Composition, Language, Grammar,or Rhetoric (courses in journalism, drama, communications, film, and public speaking do not count)
  • One of the following to meet the initial eligibility “content” criteria:
    • A “relevant” degree in subject area or
    • 24 hours in subject area or
    • Passing Praxis II scores on the appropriate exams (English Language Arts: Content Knowledge #5038: Preparation and Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7 -12 #5624:Preparation)
  • Specialty Requirements
    • 3 courses in Composition, Writing, or Grammar
    • 3 courses in literature
    • 1 course in the literature of a specific Author or Genre
    • 1 course of an additional English elective

Math 6-9 and 9-12

  • At least 24 hours in Mathematics or Statistics (computer science, accounting, finance, calculus-based science courses do not count)
  • One of the following to meet the initial eligibility “content” criteria:
    • A “relevant” degree in subject area or
    • 24 hours in subject area or
    • Passing Praxis II scores on the appropriate exams (Middle School Mathematics #5169: Preparation or Secondary Mathematics: Content Knowledge #5161: Preparation and Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7 -12 #5624:Preparation)
  • Specialty Requirements
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
    • Geometry
    • Linear Algebra
    • Abstract Algebra
    • Statistics
    • Any 2 Math electives
Science 6-9 and 9-12
  • At least 24 hours in science, such as Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, or Zoology (courses from the Engineering and Psychology departments cannot be included).
  • One of the following to meet the initial eligibility “content” criteria:
    • A “relevant” degree in subject area or
    • 24 hours in subject area or
    • Passing Praxis II scores on the appropriate exams (Middle School Science #5440: Preparation or General Science: Content Knowledge #5435: Preparation and Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7 -12 #5624: Preparation)
  • Specialty Requirements
    • 2 courses in Earth Science (Geology, Meteorology, Environmental or Atmospheric Science)
    • 2 courses in Biology (Zoology, Genetics, Ecology, Botany, Anatomy)
    • 2 courses in Chemistry
    • 2 courses in Physics
Social Studies 6-9 and 9-12
  • At least 24 hours in History, Political Science, Economics, and/or Geography (criminal justice, religion, archaeology, philosophy, history of music, art, etc., law, international studies, psychology and sociology, anthropology do not count)
  • One of the following to meet the initial eligibility “content” criteria:
    • A “relevant” degree in subject area or
    • 24 hours in subject area or
    • Passing Praxis II scores on the appropriate exam (Middle School Social Studies #5089: Preparation Materials)
  • Specialty Requirements
    • US History Pre 1865
    • US History Post 1865
    • Economics
    • Political Science
    • World History
    • History of a non-Western Culture
    • Geography
    • Any Social Studies Elective
Technology, Engineering, and Design Education
  • At least 24 hours in Technology, Engineering, and Design Education. If you do not have these courses completed when entering NC TEACH, you can plan to take these content courses during the NC TEACH program. You must have a “C” or higher in the course. “C-” is not accepted.
  • One of the following to meet the initial eligibility “content” criteria:
    • A “relevant” degree in subject area or
    • 24 hours in subject area or
    • Passing Praxis II scores on the appropriate exam (Technology Education #5051: Preparation Materials)
World Languages
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with at least a 2.5 minimum GPA
  • Pass the Praxis II in French or Spanish - French World Language #5174: Preparation or Spanish World Language #5195: Preparation
  • Specialty Requirements
    • French Licensure Applicants
      • All applicants must take and pass the Praxis II test in French with a score of 162 prior to applying for NC TEACH.
      • The test code for French: World Language is 5174.
      • No specific coursework is required
    • Spanish Licensure Applicants
      • All applicants must take and pass the Praxis II test in Spanish with a score of 168 prior to applying for NC TEACH.
      • The test code for Spanish: World Language is 5195.
      • No specific coursework is required
    • Chinese Licensure Applicants
      • All applicants must score an intermediate high on the ACTFL Chinese.

CAREER PROSPECTS

NC State's NC TEACHing Communities are designed to recruit, train, support, and retain mid-career professionals as they become licensed teachers in North Carolina. This program is for people who have non-education backgrounds and would like to earn their teaching license.

Licensure Outside of North Carolina: Consult applicable licensure boards in any state you may want to pursue licensure in prior to beginning NC State's Online and Distance Education academic programs to ensure the program meets licensure requirements in that state.  It is the student's responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside of North Carolina.

Core Coursework

Semester I (Summer start or Spring start ONLY – there is no Fall Start)

ECI 471 - Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory

Units: 3

Topics related to human psychological development. Cognitive, social, physical changes, and their interaction among adolescence. Departmental Approval Required.

Offered in Spring and Summer

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2018 Spring Term 2018 Summer Term 1

ECI 472 - Interaction of Classroom Management and Instruction

Units: 3

Topics related to teaching in the content area and classroom management. Lesson planning, principles applied to education, measurement and evaluation procedures, behavior therapy, and student motivation. Departmental Approval Required.

Offered in Spring and Summer

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2018 Spring Term 2018 Summer Term 2

Semester II (Fall)

ECI 473 - Subject Specific Methods

Units: 3

Topics related to cultural factors and how they affect teachers and students in the classroom. Instructional techniques and the development of instructional plans that enhance schooling experiences of culturally diverse students. Departmental Approval Required.

Offered in Fall Only

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2018 Fall Term

ECI 474 - Curriculum and Instruction Practices 1

Units: 3

Topics related to essential skills and concepts needed by beginning teachers. The class focuses on questioning, test preparation, discussion skills, familiarity with national standards, multiple teaching strategies, and assessment + evaluation of students. Departmental Approval Required.

Offered in Fall Only

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2018 Fall Term

Semester III (Spring)

ECI 475 - Peer Mentoring in Alternative Licensure

Units: 3

Topics related to observing and evaluating fellow teachers in relation to the national state teaching competencies. Classroom observations, videotaping, and group evaluations that are shared and discussed with fellow teachers. Departmental Approval Required.

Offered in Spring Only

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2018 Spring Term

ECI 476 - Curriculum and Instruction Practices 2

Units: 3

Topics related to inquiry, activity based instruction, and constructivist principles. Analysis of principles, strategies and application of new teaching approaches. Departmental Approval Required.

Offered in Spring Only

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2018 Spring Term

ECI 476 - Curriculum and Instruction Practices 2

Units: 3

Topics related to inquiry, activity based instruction, and constructivist principles. Analysis of principles, strategies and application of new teaching approaches. Departmental Approval Required.

Offered in Spring Only

Find this course:

2018 Spring Term

Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details

Alison Winzeler

NC Teach Director

College of Education

919.513.2802
alison_winzeler@ncsu.edu