Persons who have not completed a teacher education program in this state that has been approved under Rule .0202 of this Subchapter shall be eligible for a license by the department at the class "A" level as follows:

(1)           graduates of institutions outside the state that are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, provided that:

(a)           the applicant seeks a license in his major area(s) of preparation;

(b)           the applicant is recommended by the preparing institution for a license in his major area(s) of preparation;

(c)           the recommendation is supported by an official transcript supplied by the institution; and

(d)           the applicant seeks a license in an area or level of teaching for which the department provides a license;

(2)           teachers accepted from other states under G.S. 115C-349 through 115C-358;

(3)           graduates who meet the standards developed by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification; and

(4)           teacher education graduates of out-of-state institutions that are accredited by a national or regional accrediting authority such as SACS who do not meet the requirements of Items (1)-(3) of this Rule, as follows:

(a)           The department shall issue a reciprocity license, which is a provisional license that is valid for one year. The department shall remove the provisional limitation after the person has taught for one school year.

(b)           The license shall cover only the areas and levels in which the applicant holds, or is qualified to hold, an out-of-state license.

(c)           A person who holds a reciprocity license must satisfy the renewal requirements of Rule .0307 of this Section.

(d)           The applicant must hold or be qualified to hold the highest grade current license in the state in which the applicant completed the bachelor's level teacher education program.


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.