Frequently Asked Questions

What is the deadline for me to submit my application?

March 1 for acceptance to Fall semester.

Are the classes online or face-to-face?

We consider our program to be a hybrid degree. Most classes will be face-to-face at an off campus site, but some will be online.

Will I automatically receive a teaching license when I complete this program?

No the NC Department of Public Instruction is the licensing body in North Carolina. Contact the CED Licensure Coordinator, Bonita Apperson, to apply for graduate level licensure. This office is in 515 Poe Hall Office, 919.513-2682, baappers@ncsu.edu.

If I do not have teaching experience, can I still apply for the program?

We expect that our applicants have an initial teaching license in order to enter our program. We encourage applicants to teach before entering the graduate program since we think the coursework is more meaningful if you already have teaching experience. We do, however, have some students who enter the program directly from their undergraduate programs with only their student teaching experience.