Residency Licensure

From NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI)
The residency license is a one-year pathway, renewable up to two times (for a total of three years). It is for candidates that meet the content requirements of licensure but may still need pedagogy requirements.

Candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree are employed by a local education agency (LEA). The LEA requests a “residency license” for the candidate.  The Educator Preparation Program at Campbell University (EPP) provides a “certification of supervision” indicating that the candidate has been accepted into our accredited Teacher Education Program.  Campbell University’s Professional Education faculty create an individual plan of study for the candidate based upon courses taken during the undergraduate program and any other courses taken which might transfer as credits toward the North Carolina Initial License. 

  • Program designed to meet your needs as a busy professional educator, with possible completion in one and a half years;
  • Particular pedagogy courses to provide skill sets necessary for the classrooms of today;
  • Professional Education faculty involved every step of the way on your journey towards licensure!

Candidates must meet the following requirements before beginning the Residency Program:

An individual course of study is designed based upon prior educational coursework. Coursework is at the graduate level with most courses transferring into a master’s degree program following completion of the residency licensure and obtainment of the initial North Carolina Teacher License.


Courses* Include (Total Pedagogy = 18 Hours):

  • Educational Assessment (3 credit hours)
  • Understanding the Whole Child (3 credit hours)
  • Inclusion of Diversity within the Standards-Based Curriculum (3 credit hours)
  • Curriculum and Methods in Content Area (3 credit hours)
  • edTPA Seminar (completed during the clinical internship at conclusion of program) (3 credit hours)
  • Educational Technology (3 credit hours)


*Many courses are offered Fall, Spring, and both Summer Terms online.

Residency Pathway completion is contingent upon:

  • edTPA NC cut score attained (completed during clinical student teaching field experience)
  • Program Completion with a GPA 2.7 or higher
  • Positive Annual Field Evaluations
  • Passing Criteria on the LEA Certification of Teaching Capacity
  • Persons interested in teaching (particularly in rural and low income geographical areas)
  • Professionals looking for a career change to teaching
  • Serious persons who have high work ethics and commitment to the learning of young people

Campbell University has a rolling admissions process; one may apply at any time.


To Apply to the Residency Program Contact:  

Charity Tart