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Alternative Licensure at ECU

Alternative Routes to teacher licensure allow persons with at least a bachelor's degree to work toward a teaching license through various routes.

Are you an individual who has the desire to share your knowledge and teach others? If so, then consider becoming a teacher through East Carolina University!

Requirements for acceptance to ECU Alternative Licensure Programs:

  • Have earned Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (some exceptions see FAQ)
  • Have received a plan from the Office of Alternative Licensure in the College of Education.
  • Have been accepted by East Carolina University as a post-baccalaureate undergraduate teacher certification student

Select the Right Program for You:

For Additional Information, contact:

Alternative Licensure

109 Speight Building
College of Education
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858

Fax: 252-737-2998

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Current and Former North Carolina Teachers of the Year Meet in Greenville

On: 23 Nov 2015 13:00
On Saturday, November 14th, thirteen current and former state and regional North Carolina Teachers of the Year met at the College of Education at East Carolina University to discuss teacher leadership, development, and recruitment at the quarterly meeting of the newly founded North Carolina chapter of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year […]

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From the TRC: Reluctant Readers

On: 19 Nov 2015 19:12
It’s the third Thursday of the month and a new edition of From the TRC is published to highlight another service or resource Joyner Library’s Teaching Resources Center (TRC) has to support the College of Education’s faculty and students. Today we’ll cover one of our newest bibliographies, Reluctant Readers. The TRC has created, and constantly updates, an extensive list […]

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NC NTSP Coach Profile: Michelle Casey, ECU Region

On: 15 Nov 2015 17:34
Michelle Casey is an Instructional Coach with the North Carolina New Teacher Support Program (NC NTSP), serving the East Carolina University (ECU) Region.  Michelle earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in special education from ECU, and considers it an honor to represent such an exemplary university through NC NTSP. Michelle has 24 years of […]

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Apply Now for ECU’s Online Teacher Education Partnership

On: 04 Nov 2015 15:10
Do you want to be a part of a profession that makes all others possible? Do you want to make a difference? Do you want a career that is meaningful, challenging, and creative? Are you looking for a degree program that will fit your busy lifestyle? If your answer to any of these questions is […]

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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.