The North Carolina State Board of Education requires teacher candidates to meet key evidences and successfully complete a state approved teacher preparation licensure program to be recommended for a SP1 license in North Carolina. (Special Education – General Curriculum candidates must take and pass Praxis II (test: 5543) to be recommended for a SP1 license in North Carolina.) All licensure candidates are encouraged to meet with their program coordinator or advisor for more information.
The state requires candidates to take the test associated with one’s licensure area during the first year of classroom teaching. However, UNCG Council for Educator Preparation suggests candidates make the opportunity to take the required state test(s) prior to completion of one’s licensure program. Below are testing requirements for initial teacher licensure areas at UNCG.
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Candidates who do not pass the required test(s) during the first year of classroom teaching must do so to convert from a SP1 to a SP2 license.
Praxis II Testing
Please visit Educational Testing Service for more details on Praxis II test(s), score(s) and testing information required for your licensure area.
North Carolina Foundations of Reading & General Curriculum Exam
Please visit North Carolina Foundations of Reading and General Curriculum or North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for more details on tests, scores, and information required for your licensure area.
Taskstream is an electronic portfolio used by licensure candidates to upload and document key evidences as they are met. Candidates will be required to create a Taskstream account once accepted into Teacher Education. This account must be maintained through completion of the teacher education program. It will be used in conjunction with state testing requirements to recommend candidates for license. Click here to learn more about the Taskstream system or to create an account.
Candidates must apply for license once all necessary state requirements have been met. Candidates can click here for the NC online licensure system portal.
- Instructions – Applying for Initial Licensure (Those Who Do Not Already Have NC Licensure)
- Instructions – Applying for Licensure (Those Who Already Have NC Licensure)