Clear your Residency License through our online program designed specifically for full-time teachers. Admissions is ongoing, and you can start anytime.
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)
We are adding two new programs with a start date of November 5th:
- Elementary (K-6)
- Special Education – General Curriculum (K-12)
Applicants must be hired on a Residency License (RL) or be eligible for a position on a Residency License. To be eligible for a position on a Residency License, a candidate must have the following:
- A degree with a cumulative 2.70 or higher GPA
- One of the following: a degree in your subject area, 24 hours in your subject area, or the passing licensure exam in your area
Receive more info on Pathway to Practice NC
Complete this form to receive detailed information about the program and to have someone contact you.
You can apply anytime and start anytime, but we will hold in-person 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