Applicants to the Graduate Certificate in Teaching must meet the following requirements:
- A four-year undergraduate degree from a regionally-accredited institution
- An overall GPA of at least 2.75; an overall GPA of 2.7 of higher will be considered with very strong recommendations*
- For Middle Grades, Secondary, Foreign Language, and CTE concentrations, one of the following:
- A relevant undergraduate degree (see planning sheets)
- 21 hours of background coursework (see planning sheets)**
- Passing scores on exams required for NC licensure. Note: Secondary applicants only need passing scores on the relevant content Praxis Subject Exam prior to program admission.
- As authorized in LICN-001, the background content requirement is waived for the 2020-2021 AY only for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Teaching for applicants currently employed as teachers who are seeking Residency Licensure. Proof of employment is required through a Form RL signed by your employing district prior to admission. Applicants admitted without background content requirements must satisfy them through either 24 relevant credit hours or SBE-approved licensure exams before renewing their residency license for the 2021-2022 AY.
- For Foreign Language (except Chinese, French, German, or Spanish) concentrations:
- Full-time employment as a teacher in the program content area
- Completed application with the Graduate School, including:
- Three online recommendations
- A satisfactory statement of purpose
- Signed Commitment to Disposition form
- Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended during or after high school
- Satisfactory results from a criminal background check
*Applicants with an overall GPA below 2.7 can pursue admission through GPA forgiveness.
**It is strongly recommended that you contact Mr. Josh Avery (email@example.com, 704-687-8727) to have your background coursework reviewed prior to submitting an application with the Graduate School.
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible to https://mygradschool.uncc.edu/ to allow time to register before class begins. Applications must be completed (i.e., all required documents submitted) by the following deadlines:
Fall Admission: April 15th
All Other Concentrations
Fall Admission: August 15th
Spring Admission: January 1st
Summer I Admission: May 15th
Summer II Admission: June 15th
Available Start Terms
Fall, Spring, and Summer: CTE, ESL, Foreign Language, Middle and Secondary, Special Education
Fall and Spring only: B-K, Elementary Education
Fall only: Art
- Mr. Josh Avery (firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-687-8727) for questions about B-K, CTE, Foreign Language, Middle, Secondary, and TESL programs
- Ms. Liz Adkisson (email@example.com, 704-687-8882) for questions about Elementary Education and Special Education programs
- Ms. Tesh Ramey (firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-687-8182) for questions about the Arts Education program
- Dr. Brad Smith (email@example.com, 704-687-8815) or Ms. Shanique Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-687-8996) for general inquiries