Teacher Education and Higher Education

NC Teach

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 program is designed to offer lateral entry teachers the opportunity to earn an initial standard professional I license to teach in North Carolina. NC Teach is a non-degree program.

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Program Contact

Dr. Jacqueline Dozier
142 School of Education Building


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:

Classroom teachers

Designed For

Current Lateral Entry and Residency teachers seeking certification while teaching in the classroom.  NC Teach is a blended program with some courses offered online, and some courses requiring a campus attendance component.

Certification Areas

Elementary Education (K-6)

Middle Grades (6-9)
(Math, Comprehensive Science, Language Arts, Social Studies)

High School (9-12)
(Math, Comprehensive Science, English, Social Studies, Latin)

K-12 English as a Second Language (ESL)

K-12 Foreign Language
(Spanish, French)

Required NC Teach Coursework

  • 9 hours of Teacher Education (TED) courses (determined by licensure track)
  • 3 hours of licensure area Methods course
  • 6 hours of TED 680a: Fall and Spring Clinical Experience-counts as one year of observable teaching

*Note for Elementary track courses: 

  • 6 hours of Teacher Education (TED)
  • 12 hours of Methods courses 
  • 6 hours of TED 680a: Fall and Spring Clinical Experience – counts as one year of observable teaching

Minimum Program Requirements

  • Lateral entry teaching position (school must be located within 50 miles of UNCG campus)
  • Minimum of 3.0 3.0 cumulative grade point average in regionally accredited degree related to the desired licensure area


NC teach applicants apply through the Graduate School. Click here  for the online application to the NC Teach program.

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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 NC Teach 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.