Barbara Schade, Licensure Specialist
1 University Way, Suite 201
Cullowhee, NC 28723
828.227.2000 tel
828.227.7388 fax

91 Killian Bldg Lane, Ste 201
Cullowhee, NC 28723

Teacher and School Professional Licensure

All professional employees in public schools must hold a license for the subject or grade level they teach or for the professional education assignment that they hold.


ALL WCU teacher education degree and licensure-only certification candidates must provide documentation of PASSING scores on all relevant licensure exams PRIOR to recommendation by WCU for a teaching license.

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has an online licensure application system.  WCU will use the online application system beginning with spring 2016 program completers.

Select your specific area of licensure below.  If you have questions after reviewing the instructions, contact the College of Education and Allied Profession’s (CEAP) licensure specialist, Barbara Schade.

lst teaching license Initial SP1 license for BSED or BK-BS completers

alternative routes Licensure-only, MAT, or clearing lateral entry or provisional licenses
School Administrator

Principal or Superintendent Add-on Certification AIG or  Public School Leadership 
Special Service Personnel School Counseling,School Psychologist, Speech-Language Pathologist, and School Social Work  Updating a License Adding areas or educational levels 

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