William Peace University’s Teacher Education Program is approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The Education Department offers two Bachelor of Arts degree programs (Elementary Education with Licensure and Elementary and Special Education with Dual Licensure) and six educational licensure only programs (Adapted Curriculum Licensure, Elementary Licensure, Dual Licensure – Elementary Education and Special Education, Elementary Residency Licensure, Special Education: General Curriculum Residency Licensure, and Special Education Adapted Curriculum Residency Licensure) that lead to licensure in North Carolina. A Bachelor of Arts in Education without Licensure is also offered with the Department of Education.
North Carolina is a participant in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement, which facilitates the mobility of educators among the states. NASDTEC makes it possible for an educator who completed an approved program or license in one state to earn a license in another state. Although there may be additional requirements applicable to individual states, the NASDTEC agreement makes it possible for individuals who have completed an approved Educator Preparation Program (EPP) to obtain a license in another participating state. Additional requirements may include coursework, assessments, or classroom experience. Map for Licensure Agencies: This map will help you to locate the main website for a state’s licensure agency. Each state has different licensure requirements.
Each state is responsible for its own licensure requirements, which may change without notice to NASDTEC, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, or William Peace University. Therefore, prospective teacher candidates are encouraged to contact your state’s office of teacher licensure to get the most up to date and accurate information on teacher licensure requirements. The attached spreadsheet outlines William Peace University’s determination of whether our program meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification in the state listed. The determination is based on the following categories:
Yes= meets state educational requirements for licensure or certification,
No= does not meet state educational requirements for licensure or certification, or
No Determination= a determination has not been made.
It is a best practice to obtain a teaching license in the state where you completed your Educator Preparation Program before pursuing licensure in another state.
Specific questions may be directed to:
Dr. Amanda Bock
Associate Professor of Special Education
15 E Peace Street Raleigh, NC 27604