North Carolina Teachers of Excellence for All Children (NC TEACH) allows teachers with a full-time teaching position as an ESL teacher to obtain their licensure while continuing to teach. Project Ignite covers the cost of tuition/fees at the NC resident rate. Non NC residents will be responsible for out-of-state tuition/fees. See Spartan Central for tuition rate schedule.
This program consists of 18-hours of coursework.
Most of these credit hours can be applied to the TESOL MEd program.
Program Advisor: Melody Zoch
Candidates need to have a Bachelor’s degree and a full-time ESL teaching position in a NC school district.
You can find course schedules through course search. To search the course schedule, you need to select the term first (e.g., Spring 2019). You will then type in “Teacher Education” for subject and the course number you are searching for (e.g., 523). You can find required course lists for this program at: https://online.uncg.edu/licensure-in-english-as-a-second-language
The Estimated Cost of Attendance webpage includes information on Schedule of Tuition and Fees Charges, Special Fees, Use of the University Libraries, Residence Status for Tuition Purposes and Tuition Waivers. With the support of the National Professional Development grant from the Department of Education, tuition and fees will be waived for eligible candidates.
The North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS) determines the residency status for tuition purposes for applicants and current students. For more information about RDS and residency in North Carolina, go to ncresidency.org
On your application form, you will need to provide the names and contact information of selected recommenders. Ideal recommendations can be from professors, supervisors, and colleagues who can provide insights regarding your background and expertise, your academic potential in the Graduate School, and your career aspirations.
Some courses require field experiences as part of the coursework. In these cases, the professors will detail assignments and support candidates with locations for completing assignments. For candidates who are already employed or interning in a school with dual language classrooms, they will be able to use these sites to complete assignments.
Degree students may transfer up to 1/3 of the minimum number of (non-dissertation) hours required by the program. Certificate students may transfer up to 3 hours. Transfer credit is accepted at the discretion of the department and with the approval of The Graduate School. All transfer credit must meet Graduate School policies (UNC Greensboro Catalog). For the add-on licensure program, you may transfer up to 3 hours with the approval of the program, department and the Graduate School.
Once an application has been received, it is reviewed to determine which credentials have been uploaded by the applicant, and what credentials are needed in order for the application to be considered complete. Official test scores, official transcripts, and recommendations which were sent directly to The Graduate School are then uploaded to the application. Once the application is complete, the department is able to review your application. If the department recommends that you be admitted into the program, the Vice Provost and Dean of The Graduate School will conduct a final review of your credentials and will make the final determination of eligibility. Once a decision has been made, The Graduate School will notify you by e-mail. All credentials submitted become the property of The Graduate School and are not returned to the applicant.
If you have been admitted to the TESOL MAT program, please email Dr. Melody Zoch ([email protected]). If you have been admitted to the Add-on program, please email Dr. Jamie Schissel ([email protected]). If you have been admitted to the NCTeach Program, please email Amanda Shirk ([email protected]). You should contact the advisor for the program as soon as you receive the notification email from the Graduate School. You will receive instructions to activate your UNC Greensboro account and register for courses.
Yes. Your application is processed as soon as it is received. By applying early, we can resolve any problems that may occur with plenty of time left before the beginning of the term. Remember that The Graduate School will process around 3500 applications. As deadlines approach, it becomes much more difficult to give individual attention to details that may not be 100% accurate.
Yes. The academic advisor for the TESOL MAT program and the NCTeach program is Dr. Melody Zoch ([email protected]). The academic advisor for the ESL Add-on Licensure and ESL Add-on Licensure with Dual Language Concentration Programs is Dr. Jamie Schissel ([email protected]).