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ECU cannot confirm whether any of its courses or programs meet requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of North Carolina. ECU strongly encourages students to contact applicable licensing boards in states they wish to pursue licensure prior to seeking admission or beginning study in an academic program.

Licensure Forms

GRADUATE DEGREE STUDENTS (MAED, MLS, MM, MS, MSA, EDS/CAS, EDD)

Forms V and U (Update form) are needed for upgrading to a higher level of licensure

  • On Form V, complete the top section of personal information and the block on the left, checking the degree level and listing the license area (EX. Media Coord., Middle Grades-Math, Severe Profound) only, not your degree. Do not sign this form.
  • Complete all of Form U, ignoring the Superintendent's signature line. Check "Other" and write "upgrading to" at the appropriate level (M, 6th year, or doctorate level). The $55 fee is required.
  • If you are upgrading and clearing a provisional, check "Clearing a Provisional Area", listing license area to be cleared. Also check "Other" and write "upgrading to" at the appropriate level (M, 6th year, or doctorate level) and the license area. No fee is required to clear a provisional in the areas of Media Coordinator or School Psychology. Forms are below.

Forms V and A (initial license application) are needed for an initial license (1st NC license) at graduate level--normally for counselor, media coordinator, school psychology applicants who do not hold a NC license).

  • On Form V, complete the top section of personal information and the block on the left, checking the degree level and listing the license area (EX. Counselor, Media Coord., or School Psyc) only, not your degree. Do not sign this form.
  • Complete all of Form A. The $55 fee is required. Forms are below.
  • You should include your bachelor degree transcript with your application, if received at an institution other than ECU.

As a degree seeking student, you do not need to submit a graduate level transcript. As long as you apply to graduate, transcripts are automatically forwarded to the Office of Teacher Education by the Registrar’s Office. The license fee is a total of $55. Submit the appropriate two (2) forms, test scores (if applicable),** and a $55 check payable to SDPI (if required) or the Credit Card Form directly to:

ECU
Office of Teacher Education
Speight 105, MS 128
Greenville, NC 27858

GRADUATE NON-DEGREE OR POST BACH STUDENTS

Forms V and U (Update form) are needed if you are adding on to an existing license or clearing a provisional area as a graduate non-degree student or post bach student

  • On Form V, complete the top section of personal information and the block on the right, checking the level, listing the license area (EX. Media Coord., MG-Math, Severe Profound). Do not sign this form.
  • Complete all of Form U, ignoring the Superintendent’s signature line. If you are adding on a different area to an existing license, check “Other” and list the license area you are adding. The $55 fee is required.
  • If you have a provisional license, check “Clearing a Provisional” listing the license area. No fee is required to clear a provisional, if cleared prior to the expiration date. School Counseling is an exception. A $55 fee is required to clear a license in School Counseling.

Forms V and A (initial license application) are needed if you currently hold a master’s degree and you are taking courses as a graduate non-degree student to receive your initial license (1st NC license). This normally applies only to students in the areas of counseling, library studies or school psychology.

As a non-degree or post bach student, you must supply to your departmental office:

  1. an official transcript
  2. appropriate forms; either Forms V and U or Forms V and A
  3. copy of your test scores, if applicable**, and
  4. if required a $55 check payable to SDPI or the Credit Card Form.

You may send a written request to ECU, Transcript’s Office, Mail Stop 518, Uptown 207, Greenville, NC 27858 for a transcript at no cost, IF you include the statement “the transcript is for the purpose of my NC teaching/administrative license, which will be sent to DPI by the Office of Teacher Education”. Otherwise, you will be charged. The transcript should go to you to include in the packet that your departmental advisor will forward to the Office of Teacher Education when you have completed all requirements.


If applicable, ONE $55 fee with the two(2) appropriate forms. There is no additional fee for a name change when submitting the one $55 fee. Appropriate documentation is needed. See instructions on Form U.

**ETS nor Pearson Testing mails a hard copy of scores to individuals or institutions. You must print your score from their website. Individuals seeking a license in an exceptional children’s area other than the current license held must take the appropriate PRAXIS test(s). Individuals adding elementary to a license must take the appropriate Pearson tests. If you have questions, please contact your advisor in the program area.**