The Post-Baccalaurate Teacher Licensure continuing education program in North Carolina is designed for people who currently hold a bachelor’s degree.
In recognition of the growing number of individuals who are interested in changing professions to become teachers, Guilford offers a program that allows adult students to complete requirements for licensure. It's designed for people who currently hold a bachelor’s degree in a field other than Education Studies. This program can be done by attending during the day or students can complete coursework and fieldwork, except for final internships and student teaching, during evenings over five academic terms (for example, fall/spring/summer/fall/spring).
Individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree from a four-year, regionally accredited college or university may complete teaching licenses in each of the five licensure tracks. Licensure-only students typically complete just the courses listed for an education student’s major; however, additional coursework may be required. For licensure only in secondary or K-12 licensure areas, if the first degree is not in English, history, Spanish or French, the additional coursework may be extensive.
Financial aid is available to students in the teacher licensure program in the form of federal student loans. The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).