NC Teach@NC State - Online and Distance Education

NC Teach@NC State


How to Apply

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.


Application Deadlines

Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details
Spring November 15
Summer April 15