Certificate Reciprocity Approach (Out-Of-State) (NC)

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An individual who has not completed an approved educator preparation program in North Carolina is eligible for a North Carolina license through equivalency if the program completed in another state is equivalent to North Carolina’s standards and guidelines for approved Educator Preparation Programs and is in an area for which the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) can issue a license.  The Department recognizes the following situations for equivalency: 1) Completion of an Educator Preparation Program accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP); 2)  Completion of an education program that meets the standards developed by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC); 3) Completion of an education program in a State with which North Carolina has an interstate agreement, or 4) Completion of a regionally accredited Educator Preparation Program in another State.

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State Information
State: North Carolina
Contact Name: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
Contact Phone: 800-577-7994
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: https://www.dpi.nc.gov/educators/educators-licensure

Last updated on: December 15, 2020
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