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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 Only

Licensure Only programs will vary by content area. The length of a Licensure Only program will depend on your background in the content area and how many courses you are willing to take each semester. Students must take classes each semester in order to maintain eligibility to register. Should you skip a semester, you will be required to be re-admitted to the university.

Typical Licensure Only plan consists of:

  • Teacher Education Professional Studies Coursework (typically 15-18 semester hours)
  • Content-Area Coursework (specific to each individual based on a transcript evaluation)
  • Internship
  • Art Education K-12
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  • Birth-Kindergarten
  • Business and Marketing Education 7-12
  • Business Education 7-12
  • Dance Education K-12
  • Elementary K-6
  • English Education 9-12
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education 7-12
  • Foreign Languages:
    • French Education K-12
    • German Education K-12
    • Spanish Education K-12
  • Health Education K-12
  • Health/PE Education K-12
  • Math Education 9-12
  • Middle Grades 6-9:
    • Language Arts
    • Math
    • Science
    • Social Studies
  • Music Education K-12
  • Physical Education K-12
  • Physical Education/Health K-12
  • Reading Education K-12 (Add-On)
  • Science Education 9-12
  • Social Studies Education 9-12
  • Special Education:
    • General Curriculum K-12
    • Adapted Curriculum K-12
  • Theatre Education K-12
  • You will be fully trained before you enter the classroom
  • You are able to work on this plan at your own pace as long as licensure requirements are met
  • Previous education courses may count towards your licensure requirements
  • PRAXIS II subject area tests are required for Licensure Only with the exception of:
    • BK
    • Dance
    • Theatre
  1. Secure 1 copy of all official transcripts (undergraduate and any post-baccalaureate coursework).
  2. Send your official transcripts and a letter requesting a Licensure Only plan with your desired area of licensure AND personal contact information (address, phone, email) to:

Office of Alternative Licensure
College of Education
109 Speight Building
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Email: alternativelicensure@ecu.edu
Phone: 252-328-2700
Fax: 252-737-2998

Once your transcripts have been evaluated your Licensure Only plan will be emailed to you (usually within 2-3 weeks). You can then choose whether or not you wish to affiliate with ECU and enroll in the program (see Licensure Only Plan Step-by-Step Guide).

Online: Application for Undergraduate Post Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure

Directions: Select"Online Undergraduate Admission Application", read the application instructions carefully. You will be required to provide the Undergraduate Admissions Office with a sealed official transcript from the university where you received your bachelor's degree in addition to the fee and required agreement statement (ECU graduates, after 1991, have transcripts on file and do not need to submit official transcripts). On the application you will only need to complete the items with the * symbol. For "Entrance Status" you must select "Post Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure", if you receive an error/omission message the system wants you to verify that you are seeking teacher licensure and not one of the other listed programs (review all of the text and respond to the questions then select "next" at the bottom when complete). For Desired Major you will want to select "Teacher Licensure". Please make sure you answer all required questions and click submit. You will need to pay the $70 application fee with either a VISA or MasterCard.

When completing your application, be sure NOT to choose a Second Degree option or Graduate School Application.

Online: Readmission Application for Undergraduate Post Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure

Directions: Select"Online Undergraduate Admission Application", read the application instructions carefully. On the application you will only need to complete the items with the * symbol. For "Entrance Status" you must select "Readmit", for Desired Major you must select "Teacher Licensure". Please note that during the application you will be asked to provide your ECU ID given that you have previously attended ECU. If your official transcripts from your bachelor's degree are on file with the Admissions Office you will NOT need to resend them. If you have questions about whether or not you need to pay the fee or send transcripts please call 252-328-6640. Please make sure you answer all required questions and click submit. You will need to pay the $70 application fee with either a VISA or MasterCard.

When completing your application, be sure NOT to choose a Second Degree option or Graduate School Application.