NC Certification Requirements and Available Licenses-Approved Pathway

North Carolina Certification Requirements and Available Licenses

North Carolina Licenses Available through WGU:

Elementary Education, Grades K-6

Special Education: General Curriculum K-12

Middle Grades Mathematics, Grades 6-9

Middle Grades Science, Grades 6-9

Secondary Mathematics, Grades 9-12

Secondary Biology, Grades 9-12

Secondary Chemistry, Grades 9-12

Secondary Earth Science, Grades 9-12

Secondary Physics, Grades 9-12

Secondary English, Grades 9-12

School Administrator-Principal


North Carolina has the following general requirements for all applicants for initial teacher certification:  


  • DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree.
  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Completion of a teacher preparation program that is offered by a regionally accredited institution and is approved to lead to teacher certification in the home state of the program.
  • RECOMMENDATION: Recommendation for certification from the approved program provider.


For additional information on these requirements, please see the North Carolina Department of Education website or email


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