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What is the NC TEACH military cohort?

The NC TEACH military cohort is a fast-track, online, eight-month program, beginning in May and ending in October. You will fulfill the course work component of teacher licensure for those candidates who qualify.


Who qualifies for the NC TEACH military cohort?

Any active-duty military member with less than two years of service remaining; any military branch reserve or guard member; or any military spouse qualifies. Participants

must have a willingness to enter the public or charter schools of North Carolina as a lateral-entry teacher by fall 2010.


What type of degree or background do I need?

You must hold a BS or BA degree and meet lateral entry requirements. Basic lateral entry requirements include 24 hours in a specific content area (i.e., math, science) and at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA. Graduate hours may count toward the 24 hours of credit.


What licensure areas are covered in this program?

Middle (grades 6–9) and high school (grades 9–12) math, science, social studies, language arts, and business education

K–12 subjects include art, physical education, music, dance, and theatre.


What is the tuition?

Current tuition rates can be found at

For an in-state-tuition application form, see


What are other requirements?

Candidates are required to teach in the public schools of North Carolina for at least one year in their related licensure area receiving not less than an attaining standard evaluation. Along with this, you must pass the corresponding Praxis II exam in your related licensure area.


What is the Praxis II exam?

The Praxis II exam is a national test given through the Educational Testing Services ( that tests the basic content competencies in various teaching areas. North Carolina has specific tests and cut-off scores for each licensure area.


How do I apply?

You can find information and application instructions for NC TEACH at  Application deadline is March 1, 2010.



To apply for this program, e-mail Dr. Ann Bullock at