A unique partnership between North Carolina’s top public universities — North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — Pathway to Practice NC is the state’s most flexible teacher licensure program for residency license teachers.
Supporting North Carolina Residency License Teachers on Their Path to a Full Teaching License.
Clear your license at your pace.
Our 100% online program enables Residency License teachers from across North Carolina to earn their teaching license in a timeframe that works for them.
Master your skills in 35+ competencies.
Deepen your skillset in over 35 competencies essential to high-quality teaching and aligned with state and national standards.
Learn from our experienced faculty.
Learn from experienced faculty members with expertise in teacher preparation and their respective content areas.
Learn more about competency-based education and how Pathway to Practice NC can flexibly help Residency License teachers earn licensure.Learn More
Nick Musgrave saw teaching as a career that could make an impact in the lives of young people. Pathway to Practice NC provided him a way to become a middle school math teacher.Read Story
“We’ve designed a flexible teacher licensure program to meet the needs of the busy lives of lateral entry teachers. We’ve built the program around your schedule.”
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Pathway to Practice NC currently offers learning modules for six areas of licensure.
News & Stories
Amy Castle, a Durham School of the Arts science teacher, was among the first group of candidates to complete the Pathway to Practice NC teacher licensure program.
Baseball. Statistics. And UPS. Those are the three things that led Nick Musgrave to become a teacher. He was throwing boxes around at UPS one night after the Christmas rush when he was hit with the thought that he wanted to make a difference in the lives of young people.