Teacher Licensure:  Professional Licensure Disclosure

The University of Mount Olive’s Educator Preparation Program is approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.  The Division of Education offers eleven program areas (Elementary Education, Special Education, Agriculture Education, Music Education, Health & Physical Education, English Education, Social Studies Education, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Early Childhood Education, and Art Education) that lead to teacher licensure in North Carolina.

North Carolina is a participant in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement, which facilitates the mobility of educators among the states.  The spreadsheet provided identifies other states who are also NASDTEC participants.  Although there may be additional requirements applicable to individual states, the NASDTEC agreement makes it possible for individuals who have completed an approved Educator Preparation Program to obtain a license in another participating state.  Additional requirements may include coursework, assessments, or classroom experience.

Each state is responsible for its own licensure requirements, which may change without notice to NASDTEC, the University of Mount Olive, or the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.  Therefore, prospective teacher candidates are encouraged to contact your state’s office of teacher licensure to get the most up to date and accurate information on teacher licensure requirements. The attached spreadsheet outlines UMO’s determination of whether our program meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification in the state listed.

Yes= meets state educational requirements for licensure or certification,

No= does not meet state educational requirements for licensure or certification, or

No Determination= a determination has not been made.

It is a best practice to obtain a teaching license in the state where you completed your Educator Preparation Program before pursuing licensure in another state.

Specific questions may be directed to:

Amanda Bullard-Maxwell, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean for Education
634 Henderson St.
Mount Olive, NC 28365