pathway to practice nc

Dec 17, 2019

1st Group of Pathway to Practice NC Completers Earn Teaching Licensures as Program Expands

Pathway to Practice NC, a 100% online teacher licensure program aimed at helping North Carolina address its growing teacher shortage, launched in October 2017. Since its inception, the program has had 12 teachers earn full teacher licensure, while another 86 residency-licensed teachers from across the state are currently enrolled.

Nov 11, 2019

Middle School Math Teacher Nick Musgrave: ‘Nothing Has Prepared Me or Advanced My Career Like Pathway to Practice NC Did’

Nick Musgrave was two years into teaching math at Thomasville Middle School when he began Pathway to Practice NC, a joint program offered by UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University designed to help lateral entry teachers like him earn their full teaching license. “The program has absolutely changed the way I teach,” he says.

Sep 16, 2019  |  Academics and Programs

Pathway to Practice NC Accepting Applications for Elementary Education, Special Education Teacher Licensure Programs

Pathway to Practice NC, an online teacher licensure joint program offered by the NC State College of Education and UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education, is now accepting applications from teachers interested in becoming fully licensed to teach in elementary education or special education.

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, 2018

The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal: NC State, UNC Partner to Combat Teacher Shortage

Pathway to Practice, a joint program between the NC State College of Education and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is providing an innovative solution to North Carolina's teacher shortage by offering a new online, competency-based program for lateral-entry teachers. Lateral-entry teachers can clear their provisional North Carolina teaching licenses through the program in 12 to 18 months.

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.