Individuals who have earned at least a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent academic credential in another country, but who are not licensed to teach, may be issued a Residency License in a World Language based on a rating of at least “Advanced Low” proficiency on the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Oral Proficiency Test, and, if available, the Writing Proficiency Test. Individuals who have completed their baccalaureate degree at an institution outside the United States must submit an official educational credential evaluation completed by a recognized educational credential evaluation agency.
Individuals who have earned a least a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent academic credential in another country, but who are not licensed to teach, may be issued a Residency License in American Sign Language based on A rating of at least “Advanced” proficiency on The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI).
The North Carolina Virtual Public School may request a Residency License from the Department for individuals who meet the requirements for a Residency License in a critical language. The Department will issue a program of study outlining the requirements the individual must fulfill to be issued an Initial Professional License. The requirements must be fulfilled within the same time limits as other resident teachers.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.