Licensure ensures employees
in our school system meet the qualification and educational expectations to
serve the students within our school district.
Licensure also assures that professional school personnel engage in
ongoing professional learning so they continually improve the quality of
instructional support provided to students in Winston Salem/Forsyth County
Employees of Winston
Salem/Forsyth County Schools are required by the State Board of Education to
hold an appropriate license for the subject, grade level, or assignment taught.
It is important to note that licensure requirements are dictated by this state,
and the Local Educational Agency (LEA) must comply with these regulations. Please see the attached document of NC Educator's Renewal Requirements.
If you have not done so
already, you are required to file your licensure application packet within 30 days
of employment. The following items are required:
- Application for a North
Carolina Teacher License
- Legible official
transcript(s) that show the type of degree(s) you were awarded and the date
- Certificates or licenses
held in other states (a license in another state does not preclude your having
to meet North Carolina requirements)
- Verification by Educational
Institution (To be completed by
institution where any/all advanced degrees were received, i.e., masters, advanced,
- Test Scores (NTE, PRAXIS,
Pearson) Note: If scores are not available, appropriate tests must be
taken prior to employment consideration. For some core subject areas, the test
will be required before you are eligible for a position.
- Verification of Teaching
Experience (form can be accessed here)
- Processing fees will apply
is critical that you complete your licensure requirements as early as possible.
Licensure application forms can be downloaded from the North Carolina
Department of Public Instruction or by going to: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/licensure/forms/.