Teacher Education and Higher Education

Add-on Licensure in Elementary Science

Candidates in the elementary science add-on licensure program will meet standards and competencies through successful completion of five science education courses (15 credit hours). Candidates will receive a K-6 add-on licensure in science as approved by the North Carolina State Board of Education. All courses are online.

Career Opportunities

Internships, Curriculum facilitators, elementary science/STEM specialists, elementary classroom teachers, sixth-grade science teachers

Program Contact

Sara Heredia


All you need to know about the application process – click here to get started.

Successful completion of this program culminates in a license, not a degree.

Example Careers:

Curriculum facilitators, elementary science/STEM specialists, elementary classroom teachers, sixth-grade science teachers

Designed For

Practicing classroom teachers with existing A licensure (or higher) in elementary education

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program go on to offer more advanced methodologies to their elementary students in science and serve as teacher leaders in their schools. Others go on to become curriculum facilitators of a school or school system science coaches.

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Program of Study

Total hours: 15

  • TED 657 (3) Nature of Science, Technology, and Society
  • TED 651 (3) Teaching Life Sciences
  • TED 652 (3) Teaching Physical Sciences
  • TED 653 (3) Teaching Earth Sciences
  • TED 632 (3) Science Education: Teaching Practice and Curriculum

Minimum Program Requirements

  • Applicants should hold an elementary teaching license and completed at least two years of teaching.

Our goal is for every student in the School of Education (SOE) to be able to focus on their studies and not on student debt. A variety of financial aid is available to our students, including scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. We invite you to explore the many scholarship opportunities offered in the School of Education.

The U.S. Department of Education requires that all higher education institutions advise students as to whether their curriculum provides them with the eligibility to apply for a professional license and/or certification in the state for which they plan to practice.

As such, please review UNC Greensboro’s status by state for the K-12 Reading Education program. You should note whether the program either “meets”, “does not meet”, or if there “has not been a determination” of the program’s status in the state for which you plan to practice. You should contact the program’s support staff at tehe@uncg.edu with any questions regarding this data.