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Nadine Ejire, Asst. Section Chief Shelia M. White, Program Manager NCDPI, Licensure Section October, 2011.

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2 Nadine Ejire, Asst. Section Chief Shelia M. White, Program Manager NCDPI, Licensure Section October, 2011

3 Motivate them, train them, care about them, and make winners out of them... they'll treat the customers right. And if customers are treated right, they'll come back. --J. Marriott Jr. Quote

4  Welcome & Purpose  Request Types Activity Handouts  Discussion  Questions & Answer/Feedback  Conclusion

5  Licensure 101 Power point  Licensure Activities Booklet  Licensure Request Guides & Forms  Key Codes and Work Sheets  Activities Timeline  Overview = 5 minutes  Licensure Activities = 15 minutes  Reporting & Discussion = 15minutes (5 minutes for each activity)  Q & A/Wrap-Up = 10 minutes

6 The purpose of licensure is to confirm that an individual:  Is qualified to perform specialized professional services as a public school employee, and  Guarantees the educators in North Carolina meet established standards of professional competence.

7  General Statute…GS 115C & Requires public school teachers to hold or be qualified to hold a certificate in accordance with SBE policy, and -- Grants absolute authority to the SBE to promulgate licensure requirements for professional educators  Administrative Code -- Section…003 of the North Carolina Administrative Code also outlines many specific rules/procedures for licensing of public school employees

8  Contains specific rules and regulations pertaining to licensing issues  The Licensure Manual is adopted by State Board of Education as State Board policy.

9  Reciprocity is a term often used when educators need to transfer their certification from one state to another.  This does NOT mean, however, that a state with “reciprocity” will automatically grant the same certification as was held in another state, since each state has its own special requirements.  North Carolina is part of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement*; therefore, the state accepts recommendations from teacher preparation programs from state-accredited colleges and universities in many states.  Cases are evaluated on an individual basis. In general, North Carolina does not recognize certificates which have been granted by testing only. *The NASDTEC Interstate Agreement aids candidates in gaining information on what the various state requirements are from state-to-state. It may be viewed at:

10  An exemption from North Carolina’s specific mandates.  Recognition of a license based solely on completing a test.

11 When an alternate route to certification has been completed the applicant will need to:  provide the other state’s Department of Education OR the personnel administrator’s documentation regarding the requirements And  how those requirements were met.

12  Licensure information can be obtained at the following website:  Regional Alternative Licensing Centers  Personnel administrators and other authorized users can access licensure forms, manual & NCLB data at https://licsalweb/ by contacting NCDPI at (919) https://licsalweb/  Praxis Information  Regional Accrediting Agencies Website:

13 Mailing Address: NCDPI, Licensure Section 6365 Mail Service Center Raleigh, North Carolina Telephone Numbers: (919) (Personnel Line to Specialists) press #3 to bypass prompts (919) (Main Line) (800) (Toll Free) (919) (Fax number)

14 We made it to the END!!


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