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The Professional Education Graduate Bulletin is intended as a guideline for students and should not be construed as an offer to contract or as a contract between Campbell University, Incorporated, and any student or a warranty of any entitlements, programs, regulations, or benefits set forth herein. Campbell University, Incorporated, its agents, officers, and employees may rescind or modify any benefit, program, regulation, or entitlement set forth herein at any time, for any reason, with or without notice. This handbook/bulletin supersedes all previous editions of this handbook/bulletin.

View the 2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin

Previous Academic Bulletins

To view previous academic bulletins, please see below:

2022/2023 Professional Education Graduate Bulletin
2021/2022 Professional Education Graduate Bulletin
2020/2021 Graduate Professional Education Bulletin
2018/2019 Graduate Professional Education Bulletin
2016-2018 Graduate Professional Education Bulletin 

Addendums to Academic Bulletins

Update to 2021-2022 Graduate Academic Bulletin

Effective July 1, 2021

(Pgs. 54-55)  Candidates possessing a graduate degree in a counseling area (completion of a master’s degree in addiction; career; clinical mental health; clinical rehabilitation; college counseling and student affairs; marriage, couple, and family counseling; or rehabilitation) may apply for admission to the Professional School Counseling program for licensure-only status.  Please note: This program meets NCDPI requirements for provisional licensure as set forth in Policy: LICN-001, 7-5-2018 (G.S. 115C-296).

Update to 2022-2023 Graduate Academic Bulletin

Effective December 5, 2022 (unanimously approved by Graduate Committee)

(Pg. 75) Clarification of the Licensure Only and Residency Programs

  1. Residency Licensure Program of Study

If you are currently employed by a public school district as a teacher, the student would be eligible for acceptance into the Residency Program. Residency licensing allows qualified individuals to begin teaching while completing North Carolina licensure requirements at Campbell University.

a. Four “partners” are involved in the residency process:

  • the individual
  • a recognized Educator Preparation Program (EPP),
  • the Local Education Agency (LEA).
  • and the Department of Public Instruction (DPI).

b. Eligibility for a Residency License requires that the prospective teacher:

  • Has earned a bachelor’s degree.
  • Has earned a 2.7 cumulative GPA on their degree.
  • Has either completed 24 semester hours of coursework in the requested licensure area or passed the content area examination(s) required by the N.C. State Board of Education for the requested licensure area.
  • Is enrolled in a recognized EPP, and;
  • Has completed preservice requirements prior to teaching.
  • Has been offered employment by an LEA.

Summary of the Residency Licensure Process

  • An LEA employs the individual. Employment often occurs before EPP affiliation.
  • The individual affiliates with a state-approved EPP — Educator Preparation Programs
  • The LEA will verify both employment and EPP admission to DPI through a form process when submitting for the residency license.
  • The individual successfully completes all course work and testing as required by the EPP prior to the end of the third year of school employment
  • The individual is recommended for clear licensure by their EPP.
  1. Licensure Only Area Programs of Study

Candidates who wish to teach and 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. Those candidates who wish to complete pedagogical requirements for the initial licensure or who need additional content courses to obtain the initial licensure would be eligible for the Licensure Only Program.  Independent study plans are designed for each candidate based upon a review of the 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-Kindergarten
  • Middle Grades Language Arts
  • Middle grades Social Studies
  • Middle grades Mathematics 
  • Secondary English
  • Secondary Social Studies
  • Secondary Mathematics
  • K-12 Health and Physical Education

3. 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:

NOTE: All students seeking the Residency Licensure or Licensure Only initial licensure should submit licensure exam(s) results with their application to the Graduate Admissions Office within the School of Education & Human Sciences.