Elementary Education Residency Licensure Certificate

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Sue Drake
Program Head, K-12 Education

Stanly Community College begin an elementary education residency program in the fall of 2023 that will support teachers beginning their residency license journey. Residency Licensure is the NCDPI approved alternative pathway to initial licensure.

The state of North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) collaborated with the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) to develop the Cultivating Carolina Classrooms program to provide a streamlined opportunity in the community college that simplifies, aligns, and accelerates the pathway to elementary education licensure for people who have completed a bachelor’s degree and have obtained a position in a school system that requires a teaching license.

Stanly Community College has joined the Cultivating Carolina Classrooms initiative and is now an NCDPI approved Educator Preparation Program (EPP) that offers the following:

● Fully online coursework

● One-on-one coaching with trained professionals

● In-person observations

● Fall and spring enrollment options

● Scholarship opportunities