Clear your Residency License through our 100% online program designed specifically for full-time teachers.
Admissions are ongoing, and you can start anytime.
Complete at your own pace.
Pathway to Practice NC supports teachers in North Carolina with a residency license/permit to teach in the following subject areas:
- Mathematics (6-9 or 9-12)
- Science (6-9 or 9-12)
- English Language Arts (6-9 or 9-12)
- Social Studies (6-9 or 9-12)
- Elementary (K-6)
- Special Education – General Curriculum (K-12)
We will hold virtual orientations three times a year so you can meet facilitators and other students and learn more about the curriculum and online learning environment Brightspace.
Competency-based education emphasizes what students know and are able to do. This approach ensures you will have the specific knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes required to be a successful teacher.
“We’ve designed a flexible teacher licensure program to meet the needs of the busy lives of lateral entry teachers. We’ve built the program around your schedule.”
— Alison Winzeler, Pathway to Practice NC Director
Nick Musgrave was two years into teaching math at Thomasville Middle School when he began Pathway to Practice NC, a joint program offered by UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University designed to help lateral entry teachers like him earn their full teaching license. “The program has absolutely changed the way I teach,” he says.
Pathway to Practice NC launched new avenues to help North Carolina address teacher shortages in two key areas: Special education and elementary education. The development of these modules and tuition funding were made available thanks to a grant from the SECU Foundation. Learn more.