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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.

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
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