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Add On Licensure

WHAT? Requesting a plan of study to add another licensure area to your present license.

WHO? People who hold a current NC teaching license.

HOW? Send the following to the Office of Alternative Licensure.

  • letter of intent requesting a plan of study for the area you wish to add
  • a copy of your current NC teaching license
  • a copy of all official transcripts

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

Once your transcripts have been evaluated your Add-On 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 Add-On Plan Step-by-Step Guide).

TO SUBMIT LICENSURE MATERIALS: Notify your department/advisor that you have completed the courses listed on your plan of study. Complete your paperwork as per the instruction of your department/advisor. Your department/advisor will forward your recommendation for licensure to the Office of Teacher Education.

Paper documentation of Praxis II scores is required in all areas except:

  • BK
  • Dance
  • Theatre

REVISION OF ADD-ON LICENSURE POLICY-In May 2006, the State Board of Education approved a revision to the Add-On Licensure testing policy to allow an individual who holds a clear license in a teaching area to add additional teaching areas to their license by satisfying the Praxis II testing requirements.

  • Birth-Kindergarten
  • Business and Marketing Education 7-12
  • Business Information Technology 7-12
  • Dance Education K-12
  • Elementary K-6
  • English Education 9-12
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education 7-12
  • 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
  • Reading Education K-12
  • Theatre Education K-12
  • Physical Education K-12
  • Science Education 9-12
  • Social Studies Education 9-12
  • Special Education:
    • General Curriculum K-12
    • Adapted Curriculum K-12
  • Foreign Languages:
    • French Education K-12
    • German Education K-12
    • Spanish Education K-12