Licensure and Residency Programs

Residency Licensure

The residency license is a one-year pathway program. It is for candidates that meet the content requirements of licensure but may still need pedagogy requirements. If you are currently employed by a public school district as a teacher, please see information concerning Residency Licensure

Licensure Only Area Programs of Study

Candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree but are not licensed to teach in the public schools must meet the requirements for the North Carolina initial licensure. Independent study plans are designed for each candidate based upon bachelor’s degree transcript(s) and other coursework taken. Candidates must have 24 hours in the content area. The following are our Licensure Only Programs. 

  • Birth-K
  • Middle Grades Language Arts
  • Middle grades Social Studies
  • Middle grades Mathematics 
  • Secondary English
  • Secondary Social Studies
  • Secondary Mathematics
  • K-12 Health and Physical Education

Add-On Licensure Programs of Study

Current licensed teachers may seek additional licensure in a specialized area of interest.

Application Process

With the application the student must provide unofficial university program transcript(s), any licensure exam scores where required, Honor Code Policy, Bulletin Acknowledgement and must pay by credit card an application fee of $55.00 on TouchNet.  Students must also have a GPA of 2.7 to apply. If you are Adding On a License submit a copy of your North Carolina Teacher’s License with application.  Submit application and all supporting documents to Ranae Strickland, Graduate Admissions, or PO Box 369 Buies Creek, NC 27506.  

Licensure Examinations

Prior to registering for any licensure examination, students should consult with their advisors about current North Carolina requirements. Preparation materials and registration instructions may be found on the ETS website: No national test is required for MSA candidates.

NOTE: All students seeking Licensure Only, Add-On Licensure,  or a Master’s Degree in a professional teaching area should submit licensure exam(s) results with their application to Mrs. Ranae Strickland, Graduate Admissions office within the School of Education.

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Licensure Online Application Process

First-Time applicants students requesting a Add-On licensure must complete the online application process at following the successful completion of their program of study.

If students have questions concerning the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Licensure application process they should contact Mrs. Charity Tart, Licensure Officer, within the School of Education. All applications will be formally accepted and submitted by the Dean of the School of Education at Campbell University to NCDPI .