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Program Requirements

The Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Only Program is designed to offer North Carolina Class 'A' Licensure to post-baccalaureate, non-degree seeking candidates. Queens University of Charlotte has state of North Carolina approval to offer licensure in the following areas:

  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Secondary Education (9-12) in the areas of English, Mathematics, Biology, History, or General Social Studies
  • Spanish or French (K-12)

Professional Education Requirements for Elementary Licensure (K-6). Additional general education courses may be needed as required by the State of NC. Contact your education advisor to determine if additional coursework is required.

Courses:

EDUC 224 or EDUC 518 Foundations and Curriculum in Elementary Schools
EDUC 319 Data Driven Instruction
EDUC 402 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties
EDUC 404 Math Methods and Materials
EDUC 401 Teaching Reading and Other Language Arts
EDUC 412 Science Methods and Materials
EDUC 435 Word Study
EDUC 270 or EDUC 514 Educational Technology
EDUC 310 or EDUC 510 Educational Psychology
EDUC 411 Social Studies Methods and Materials in Elementary Schools
EDUC 499A Professional Internship -- Elementary

Print, complete and return to the Cato School of Education the appropriate application:

Additional Requirements:

  • Submit Technology Portfolio
  • Pass Praxis II Tests

Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Licensure (9-12) or Foreign Language (K-12) . Additional content area courses may be needed for licensure. Interested students should see their advisor to determine if additional coursework will be required.

Courses:

EDUC 222 Foundations of American Education for Secondary Students/Foreign Language K-12
EDUC 270 or EDUC 514 Educational Technology
EDUC 310 or EDUC 510 Educational Psychology
EDUC 319 Data Driven Instruction
EDUC 345 Content Area Reading
EDUC 436 Secondary Methods & Materials OR EDUC 444 Foreign Language Methods and Materials
EDUC 299 Exploratory Internship in Education (for Foreign Language only)
EDUC 498 Supervised Internship for Lateral Entry OR EDUC499 Professional Internship - Secondary 
or Foreign Language

Print, complete and return to the Cato School of Education the appropriate application:

Post-Baccalaureate Testing

Post-Baccalaureate candidates must provide acceptable scores on the PRAXIS I, Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) during the first term of enrollment for non-lateral entry teachers. The PPST has three components: Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Scores are set by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction on each component. Information and registration bulletins are available in the Cato School of Education.

North Carolina Licensure requires post-baccalaureate elementary (K-6) candidates to submit satisfactory scores on the PRAXIS II.

Important Note:

* It is the responsibility of the candidate to keep the coordinator aware of his/her status as a candidate. 

State Licensure

Queens University of Charlotte must meet all national and state mandates in order to retain program approval. Candidates must fulfill all national and state requirements in place at the time of application for licensure. In order to meet the requirements for licensure in the state of North Carolina, completion of the Post-baccalaureate Program and passing scores on the Specialty Area components of the Praxis are required as well as any additional requirements mandated by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).

Retention

Retention in the program is based on the expectation that candidates demonstrate the characteristics of, and conduct themselves as members of, the teaching profession. Candidates may be removed from the program upon showing professional incompetence. A deficiency in one or more of the following areas is evidence of professional incompetence:

  • knowledge of the subject taught,
  • ability to impart that knowledge,
  • the manner and efficacy of discipline in the classroom,
  • rapport with candidates, as well as parents, faculty, administration and staff,
  • physical and mental ability to perform the essential functions of a teacher.

Professional incompetence may be grounds for a failure to recommend students for licensure.

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