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.

IMPORTANT LICENSE UPDATE:  Effective July 1, 2015, 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.  Effective August 1, 2015, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) launched a new online application system.  WCU currently does not have electronic transcripts so we will continue to submit applications to DPI by paper.  You can now be print your license free of charge.  Go to NCDPI Online Licensure System  to create an account.

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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