alternative licensure

May 2, 2019  |  Academics and Programs

NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill to Prepare More Teachers for Elementary and Special Education through Expansion of Online Teacher Licensure Program

Pathway to Practice NC, an online licensure joint program between the NC State College of Education and UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Education, will create new modules that enable residency licensed teachers to work towards specialized licensures in either elementary education or special education thanks to a $200,000 grant from the SECU Foundation. The grant will also provide scholarships for 10 North Carolina teachers to complete the online training.

Dec 4, 2017  |  Academics and Programs

Applications Open for N.C. Teaching Fellows Program

Students accepted into the program will receive up to $8,250 per year in forgivable loans if they commit to teach in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math or special education in the North Carolina public schools. Applications close Jan. 16, 2018.

Nov 21, 2017  |  In the News

WUNC: New Online Program Helps Non-Traditional Teachers Get Licensed

What's the point of Pathway to Practice NC, the joint online program for lateral entry teachers between the NC State College of Education and UNC School of Education? To not only license more teachers who are already in the field, but to train thoughtful, effective teachers who will stay, Alternative Licensure Director Alison Winzeler tells WUNC News.

Nov 7, 2017  |  In the News

The EvoLLLution: Using Online Competency-Based Programming to Create Pathways for Lateral Entry Employees

Alison Winzeler discusses Pathway to Practice North Carolina, a competency-based program designed to help lateral-entry teachers hired by North Carolina schools earn their teaching certifications, in an interview with The EvoLLLution. Winzeler is the coordinator of Pathway to Practice, director of NC TEACH and alternative licensure director at the NC State College of Education.

Oct 26, 2017  |  In the News

Business Insider: Leaders Join Forces to Help Solve North Carolina’s Teacher Shortage

NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill are teaming up to launch a joint Competency-based Education program -- Pathway to Practice NC -- which will be the first of its kind in the region, designed to certify thousands of people to teach in schools across North Carolina.

Aug 23, 2017  |  Academics and Programs

Applications Open for Joint UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State Lateral Entry Teacher Program

Pathway to Practice NC, an 100 percent online program, will help North Carolina address its growing teacher shortage.