16 NCAC 06C .0301         GENERAL INFORMATION

(a)  Any person who desires to obtain employment from a LEA in a professional position shall apply for and obtain a license from the department. Each applicant shall file an application together with an official transcript(s), a recommendation by a designated official of the approved IHE where preparation was completed, and the licensure fee specified in G.S. 115C-296(a2).

(b)  The department shall evaluate each application and its supporting documentation and shall notify each applicant of the action it takes.

(c)  An applicant who desires to upgrade, renew or add new fields to a license shall supply documentation to the department that supports the desired action.

(d)  A class "A" teaching license may be changed from early childhood, intermediate, middle grades or secondary to either of the other categories upon the applicant's completion of the program for the license. An applicant who secures credit as provided in Rule .0302 of this Section for new subject or teaching fields may have these fields added to a teaching license.

(e)  The department shall base the effective date of a license on the date the applicant completed the educational program requirements for the license. For applicants who completed these requirements before the current fiscal year in which the application is processed, the effective date shall be July 1. For applicants who have completed these requirements within the current fiscal year in which the application is processed, the effective date shall be the date the applicant completed the requirements. Every license shall expire on June 30 unless it is renewed or extended in accordance with the provisions of this Section. A provisional license issued pursuant to Rule .0305(c) of this Section shall be valid for one year. A lateral entry license issued pursuant to Rule .0305(b) of this Section shall be valid for two years. The initial license issued pursuant to Rule .0304(c)(1) of this Section shall be valid for three years. The continuing license issued pursuant to Rule .0304(c)(2) of this Section shall be valid for five years.

(f)  Any licensed person may apply to the department on forms that it shall furnish for a duplicate license, in the event the original is lost, or for the change of the applicant's name.

(g)  Professional personnel may be assigned only to areas in which the individual holds a license, a provisional license, endorsement or provisional endorsement as required by the department. The LEA may assign any licensed teacher who is the best qualified to teach remedial courses, regardless of license area. This provision shall not apply to any vocational license that has been restricted by the department as a part of completing licensure requirements.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 115C‑12(9)a; N.C. Constitution, Article IX, s. 5;

Eff. July 1, 1986;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2000; March 1, 1990.