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Teaching Residency Licensure


Residency teachers can earn an A level NC teaching license through Lenoir-Rhyne's fully-online, self-paced program that is competency-based.

  • Fully-online
  • Self-paced program
  • Open enrollment and registration
  • Competency-based grading
  • Program completion results in a recommendation for teacher licensure and receipt of official certificate transcript
  • No credit hours are applied and students cannot convert completed modules into course credit after beginning the non-degree track
  • Earn A level licensure in English, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies at the high school or middle grades level or K-12 for Physical Education and Music


  • Provide a NC Residency Form completed and signed by hiring school.
  • Submit an official transcript from the institution you received a bachelor's degree. You must have a 2.7 GPA in the undergraduate degree major that matches your content area or an advanced degree (masters/doctorate).
  • Submit the Confirmation of 24 Hours of Coursework form.
  • Must currently hold a teaching position at a North Carolina school or have been informally offered a teaching position, which will allow you to enroll as a non-degree seeking student. LR will provide documentation of your enrollment for you to take to your school's human resource office.
  • Complete a Residency Memorandum of Understanding.

You must formally hold a teaching position no later than a month after starting this pathway by providing documentation to validate position or you will be placed on hold in the program.


$700 per month. Payment for the first month is required to start the modules. Payments will continue monthly until all module tasks have been completed.


The licensure-only program was designed for each module to build upon the previous. All blocks in this program are fully-online, self-paced, and competency-based. Once you have successfully completed a block with 85% or higher on all tasks, you will be permitted to move to the next block. Each block is comprised of 4 to 6 modules. This layout continues with each block.

Program Blocks:

  • Foundations
  • Content Pedagogy
  • Assessment
  • Differentiation
  • Learning Environment
  • edTPA Local Scoring
  • edTPA National Scoring (Not a Block, but you are required to submit and pass edTPA with scores sent to LR before recommendation for teacher licensure and receipt of official certificate transcript as required by North Carolina DPI.)

Additional Requirements Beyond Module Tasks:

  • Submission of two mentor evaluations
  • Submission of a principal evaluation
  • Two virtual observations from a university supervisor

Program Contact

Dr. Amy Rottmann

Assistant Professor of Education