North Carolina Public Schools require a Professional Educator Licenses for individuals seeking employment as teachers, administrators, and other special service personnel in North Carolina public schools.
You should request your license within 5 years of completing any program leading to licensure. After 5 years, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to recommend for a license due to potential changes in licensure requirements and programs.
Note: Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, please allow 10 business days for completion; unfortunately due to the pandemic we will not be able to provide a University Seal at this time if required on your form.
The School of Education serves as the licensing liaison between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the State of North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
While the licensure is recommended through the School of Education, the programs are administered through the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work, School of Information and Library Sciences and the Division of Speech and Hearing Science.