PD and NC Teacher Licensure

How does professional development relate to teacher licensure in North Carolina?

  • Teacher with booksProfessional development is a licensure requirement -- teachers in North Carolina must earn 8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs, equivalent to 80 clock hours) in every five-year renewal cycle.
  • As a condition of employment per NC State Board of Education Policy LICN-005 employing school systems reserve the right to assign literacy requirements for any educator.
  • Renewal requirements are subject to change based on NC State Board of Education policy updates.

Credits Required for Licensure Renewal

Grades K-5

Grades 6-12

 

  • 3 Subject Area
  • 3 Literacy
  • 2 Digital Learning

 

  • 3 Subject Area
  • 2 Digital Learning
  • 3 General

Student Services Personnel

Administrators

  • 3 Professional Discipline
  • 2 Digital Learning
  • 3 General
  • 3 Executive's Role
  • 2 Digital Learning
  • 3 General

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