The Alternative Licensure programs provide initial teacher certification options to those with an earned 4-year degree, and seek to earn a Standard SP1 teaching license. UNC Greensboro offers a wide selection to meet the initial licensure needs of the community.
Application Deadlines for Alternative Programs
Fall: July 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: April 1
Fall: May 15
Spring: September 15
Summer: February 15
Program options for those seeking an initial license to teach
There are three program options for those seeking an initial teaching license: NC Teach, PAIL, and Licensure Only, shown below.
The Licensure Only certification areas prepare applicants for teaching in advance of entering the classroom.
- Music Education (K-12)
- Health & Physical Education (K-12)
- Art Licensure (K-12)
For information on B-K Licensure, please click here.
Required Licensure Only Courses:
Program coursework and duration are dependent upon the degree and previous coursework of the applicant. Once admitted, a detailed plan of study will be provided.
- Earned 4-year degree in a field related to the teaching area (bachelor degree and 24 credit hours in the area of content may suffice).
- Minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
- Copy of an official transcript.
Please click the following link to the Graduate School to complete the Graduate School application process for Licensure Only: Graduate School Application
Please email Amanda Shirk for questions regarding any of the listed alternative options at firstname.lastname@example.org.