Preschool Add-On Licensure

The Preschool Add-On License, adopted in 2000, is available only to teachers who hold a clear license in elementary education, special education, or family and consumer sciences. It prepares teachers to work with children from 3 to 5 years of age in inclusive settings, with and without disabilities, and their families.

Preschool Add-On Plan at UNCP

At UNC Pembroke, the add-on programs are offered on campus, online, and in the evenings via a synchronous, virtual classroom setting (web-EX).. This program meets licensure requirements by the NC Department of Public Instruction and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). 

The following courses will meet the criteria for those students holding the degrees as listed:

Elementary Education

ECE 2020

Foundations of Early Childhood Education*

ECE 2040

The Child as Teacher*

ECE 2050

Young Children and Families in a Diverse World

ECE 4020

Integrated Curricula and Appropriate Practices: Preschool Years

ECE 4040

Differentiation, Individualization, and Universal Design

ECE 4080

Early Language & Literacy Development

ECE 4090

Teaching Strategies for Science, Math, and Reasoning

*Courses may be waived with documentation of one successful year of teaching in a PreSchool classroom.

Special Education

ECE 2020

Foundations of Early Childhood Education*

ECE 2040

The Child as Teacher*

ECE 2050

Young Children and Families in a Diverse World

ECE 4020

Integrated Curricula and Appropriate Practices: PreSchool Years

ECE 4040

Differentiation, Individualization, and Universal Design

ECE 4080

Early Language & Literacy Development

ECE 4090

Teaching Strategies for Science, Math, and Reasoning 

*Courses may be waived with documentation of one successful year of teaching in a PreSchool classroom.

Family and Consumer Sciences

EDN 2100

Introduction to Education

ECE 2030

 The Developing Young Child

EDN 3140

Aspects of Human Development and Educational Psychology

ECE 4030  Integrated Curricula and Appropriate Practices: Kindergarteners

ECE 4040

 Differentiation, Individualization & Universal Design

ECE 4060

 Assessment Strategies and Application

ECE 4080

Early Language & Literacy Development
ECE 4090 Teaching Strategies for Science, Math and Reasoning

*Required coursework for individual students is contingent upon review of the students' academic transcripts from all institutions attended by the student.

For admission to this program, the following items should be submitted:

  • A copy of your current license(s)
  • Official college transcripts

Forward to:

Ms. Michelle Locklear
UNC Pembroke School of Education
P.O. Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372-1510
telephone: 910.521.6397
email:  michelle.locklear@uncp.edu

For new UNC Pembroke applicants:

Submit an undergraduate licensure application at https://bridge2brave.uncp.edu/default.asp.  Make sure to select PreSchool Add-On as your desired major.  Complete the NC Residency Determination, pay the fee and submit an official four year degree transcript.

For returning UNC Pembroke applicants:

Submit an undergraduate readmission application at https://bravescomeback.uncp.edu/. Make sure to select LICENSURE PreSchool Add-On as your desired major. Complete the NC Residency Determination, pay the fee and submit an official four year degree transcript.