Professional Licensure

UNC Pembroke is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) which allows us to provide distance learning programs (both online and in the form of supervised field experiences) and coursework to residents of states other than North Carolina.

NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt us from state professional licensure requirements. As a result, licensing requirements in North Carolina may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a license in any other state. UNC Pembroke cannot determine the applicability of program coursework to satisfy licensing requirements outside of North Carolina. Our programs and coursework are designed to meet the licensure requirements of licensing entities within North Carolina.

The list below contains the professions, program contacts, and the licensing bodies for UNC Pembroke's online programs that fulfill academic requirements leading to licensure.

 

Profession Program Contact Phone Office National Licensing Body

Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Licensure Program

Dr. Cynthia Giambatista 910.521.6453

School of Education 

Office 136

U.S. Department of Education

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Elementary Education, M.A. Ed.

Dr. Kelly Ficklin 910.775.4037

School of Education

Office 215A

U.S. Department of Education

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Master of Arts in Teaching with a Specialization in Special Education

Dr. Gretchen Robinson 910.521.6452

School of Education

Office 338B

U.S. Department of Education

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)