Online PD Courses for teachers in North Carolina (NC)
(not a North Carolina teacher, click here to find your state)
How do I keep and renew a teaching license in North Carolina?
Teachers use online professional development and continuing education courses to renew a teaching license in NC.
Activities Accepted for Renewal Credit:
- Semester graduate courses from a regionally accredited university (get an official transcript).
- Courses or workshops (get a Certificate of Completion).
According to the NC Department of Public Instruction, NC teachers are required to complete 8 CEUs or 80 hours of clock hour professional development to renew a current or expired teaching license in NC. A unit of renewal credit (CEU) is equal to 10 clock hours of professional development.
As per NC State Board of Education Policy LICN-005, the following requirements apply to teachers with licenses expiring on or after June 30, 2019:
- Teachers of grades kindergarten through five must complete 8 renewal credits during each five-year renewal cycle that meet the following requirements:
- 3 renewal credits in their academic subject area (aligned to Standard 3 or Standard 4)
- 3 renewal credits addressing literacy defined by G.S. 115C-270.30(b)(2) as “evidence-based assessment, diagnosis, and intervention strategies for students not demonstrating reading proficiency. Oral language, phonemic and phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension shall be addressed in literacy-related activities leading to license renewal.”
- 2 renewal credits addressing the Digital Learning Competencies.
- Teachers of grades six through twelve must complete 8 renewal credits during each five-year renewal cycle that meet the following requirements:
- 3 renewal credits in their academic subject areas (aligned to Standard 3 or Standard 4)
- 2 renewal credits addressing the Digital Learning Competencies
- 3 general credits (not to include years of experience) at the discretion of the employing LEA. LEAs reserve the right to assign literacy requirements for any educator.
How do I contact the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction?
Contact the NC Department of Public Instruction
301 N. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2825
The information and courses listed on this page are presented as of February 28th, 2020. Please note that state licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is the responsibility of each teacher to know their licensing requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional development and licensing requirements. Professional Learning Board does not guarantee acceptance by your school, district or licensing authority.