UNCP residency pathway aligns with the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree.
Please watch this video to begin!
First, apply to the Graduate School
and then, use the button below to submit your RL Form
RL Form Submission
The residency license is a one-year pathway, renewable up to two times (for a total of three years). It is for candidates that meet the content requirements of licensure but may still need pedagogy requirements. All requirements to convert a Residency License to either an Initial Professional License (IPL) or Continuing Professional License (CPL) must be completed before the expiration of the second renewal of the Residency License. UNCP can only sign the renewal of the RL form while students are enrolled. RL candidates must complete their licensure exams to convert their license to an IPL or CPL. Students must take AND pass their licensure exams while still in the program in order to convert the Residency License to their IPL or CPL. Students not enrolled can not have the Residency Licensure form renewed after graduating with the MAT. Students must pass the licensure exams to be recommended by UNCP.
Individuals must meet the following requirements:
1. holds, at a minimum, a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education;
2. has either completed 24 hours of coursework in the requested licensure area or passed the North Carolina State Board of Education (NCSBE) required content area examination(s) for the requested licensure area;
3. is enrolled in a recognized Educator Preparation Program (EPP). Students must have earned a grade point scale for formal admission to approved North Carolina EPPs, and;
4. meets all other requirements established by the NCSBE, including completing preservice requirements prior to teaching.
Click here to learn more about the journey to licensure!
|Art Education K-12||Dr. Naomi Lifschitz-Grant||910.521.5792||Locklear Hall 212|
||Dr. Sandra Plata-Potter||910.775.4760||
School of Education 310
|Elementary Education K-6||Dr. Kelly Ficklin||910.775.4037||School of Education 215A|
|English Education 9-12 or Language Arts 6-9||Dr. Roger Ladd||910.521.6624||
Dial Building 121
|Health & Physical Education K-12||Dr. Thomas Trendowski||910.521.6342||Jones 1191|
|Mathematics Education 6-9 or 9-12||Dr. Hillary Sessions||910.775.4419||Oxendine Science 1213|
|Science Education 6-9 or 9-12||Dr. Rita Hagevik||910.521.6652||Oxendine Science 2240|
|Social Studies Education 6-9 or 9-12||Dr. Serina Cinnamon||910.521.6441||Dial Building 207|
|Spanish Education K-12||Dr. Cecilia Lara||910.521.6359||Dial Building 243|
|Special Education K-12||Dr. Marisa Scott||910.521.4422||School of Education 208|
Please contact the above Program Coordinator/Director for additional coursework information.