Alternative Licensure

If you are considering changing careers and have a bachelor’s degree, the School of Teaching and Learning offers the following paths that lead to teacher licensure and specialization. 

(K-6) The 2nd Degree in Elementary Education, B.S.Ed.

This residential program is designed for people who have already earned a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution in a field other than education and are now seeking licensure in Elementary Education.  Licensure requirements are completed at the same time the second degree is earned.

The 2nd Degree in Elementary Education, B.S.Ed. degree requires 27 hours in the Professional Education Sequence and 41 major hours.

Successful completion of the 2nd Degree Program will lead to a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) degree and an initial N.C. teaching license at the elementary level (K-6).

2nd Degree in Elementary Education Checklist  (Word)

Catalog Listing for 2nd Degree in Elementary Education, B.S.Ed.



LEARN HOW TO APPLY or contact WCU's Office of Alternative Licensure for more information.


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