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

Amanda Shirk
138 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 teachers seeking certification while teaching in the classroom.

Certification Areas

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)

Application Support from TeachNC

Required NC Teach Coursework

  • TED 535: Literacy in the Content Area
  • TED 545: Diverse Learners
  • TED 669: Educational Implications of Learning & Developmental Theory
  • Methods Course
  • TED 680A: Fall Clinical Experience
  • TED 680A: Spring Clinical Experience

Minimum Program Requirements

  • Lateral entry teaching position (school must be located within 50 miles of UNCG campus)
  • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average in college work
  • Copy of an official transcript


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

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