As one of several pathways to teacher licensure, the North Carolina Department of Education offers a Residency License. Much like a medical residency, this license allows a bachelor’s degree completer to serve as a paid teacher, with benefits, while completing a post-baccalaureate licensure program at a university. Upon admission, High Point University will provide a letter that can be shared with your employer as proof of affiliation with a university Educator Preparation Program (EPP).  To apply, click here and choose the Licensure Only/Residency option.

Interested in learning more about the program? Click below to watch the recording of the 2022-2023 Teacher Residency Licensure Program information session.  (the passcode is 3A9dh#8+)

Teacher Residency Licensure Program Information Session

Program Qualifications

  • Be employed (or seeking employment) with a NC school district who will request a residency license from the NC Department of Public Instruction on your behalf; AND
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.7 or higher (or are a senior and will hold a bachelor’s degree before teaching); AND
  • Have 24 hours of content coursework in your licensure area OR pass the required content area Praxis exam.

Programs of Study

Both the Adapted Curriculum and Middle/High/Special Subjects Curriculum are programs of study designed to be completed within one year, but students can choose to reduce the number of classes taken each semester and complete the program in two years.  The Elementary Education and General Curriculum Special Education programs are designed to be completed in two years.  Students may extend these programs into three years and take less credit hours per semester if that fits within their allotted RL timeframe.  Students can be admitted to begin the program in the Summer, Fall, or Spring through our rolling admission process.  Summer is the suggested start date for ideal sequencing of courses.

Elementary Education K-6 Program of Study (31 hours)

SummerFallSpringSummerFallSpring
RES 3910 Methods of Instruction (3)RES 3160 Literacy and Learning 1 (3)RES 2020 Pedagogy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (3)EDU 3110 Educational Technology for Teachers (2)*RES 4801 Residency License Teaching Support I (2)RES 4802 Residency License Teaching Support II (2)
RES XXXX Classroom Management (2)RES 3940 Methods of Instruction in Math (3)RES 3170 Literacy and Learning 2 (3)EDU 3100 Students with Disabilities: Service Delivery Models (4)EDU 4166 Using Data to Assess Student Impact in K-12 Classrooms (2)EDU 4002-Investigations of Teacher Performance Assessment Continuation (2)
Total Hours= 5 or 7*Total Hours= 6Total Hours= 6Total Hours= 6 or 4*Total Hours= 4Total Hours= 4
*option to take EDU 3110 here or wait until second Summer

Special Education Adapted Curriculum K-12 Program of Study (21 hours)
SummerFall Spring
RES 3290 Classroom Management and Behavior Strategies in Special Education (3)RES 2450 Policies and Procedures in Special Education (3)EDU 4009 Technology Integration for Special Education K-12 Classrooms (2)
EDU 3100 Students with Disabilities: Characteristics and Service Delivery Models (4)RES 3400 Methods of Teaching Adapted Curriculum K-12 (3)EDU 4002 Investigations in Teacher Performance Assessment Continuation (2)
RES 4801 Residency License Teaching Support I (2)RES 4802 Residency License Teaching Support II (2)
Total Hours= 7Total Hours= 8Total Hours= 6
Special Education General Curriculum K-12 Program of Study (30 hours)
SummerFallSpringSummerFallSpring
RES 3290 Classroom Management and Behavior Strategies in Special Education (3)RES 2450 Policies and Procedures in Special Education (3)EDU 4009 Technology Integration for Special Education K-12 Classrooms (2)*no courses or option to split first summer and take one course hereRES 4801 Residency License Teaching Support I (2)RES 4802 Residency License Teaching Support II (2)
EDU 3100 Students with Disabilities: Characteristics and Service Delivery Models (4)RES 3160 Literacy and Learning 1 (3)RES 3170 Literacy and Learning 2 (3)RES 3940 Methods of Instruction in Math (3)EDU 4002-Investigations of Teacher Performance Assessment Continuation (2)
RES 3400 Methods of Teaching Special Education K-12 (3)
Total Hours= 7Total Hours= 6Total Hours= 5Total Hours= 0Total Hours= 8Total Hours= 4
Secondary/Middle Grades/Special Subjects (Spanish/HPE/Music) K-12 Program of Study (21 hours)
SummerFallSpring
RES 3910 Methods of Instruction (3)RES 3280 Educational Psychology (3)RES 2020 Pedagogy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (3)
EDU 3110 Educational Technology for Teachers (2)EDU 4166 Using Data to Assess Student Impact in K-12 Classrooms (2)EDU 4002- Investigations of Teacher Performance Assessment Continuation (2)
EDU 4280 Discipline and Classroom Management Issues for Middle Grades and Secondary Teachers (2)RES 4801 Residency License Teaching Support I (2)RES 4802 Residency License Teaching Support II (2)
Total Hours= 7Total Hours= 7Total Hours= 7

Tuition

The estimated program cost for the 2022-2023 academic year is $283 per credit hour, or $5,943 for the entire Secondary/MG/Special Subjects and Adapted Curriculum licensure program and $8,773 for the entire Elementary Education licensure program. Candidates are billed by semester for the number of course credits they are registered for in that semester. Candidates should plan for incremental tuition increases each academic year. Federal financial aid can be utilized for this program.  Students must be enrolled in six credit hours per semester to use federal financial aid.  If enrolled in less than six hours, federal financial aid cannot be utilized.

Faculty

Program faculty are certified teachers and school leaders who understand the demands of teaching students in diverse settings.  They are experts in their fields and are dedicated to preparing you to positively impact all students.  To learn more about our faculty and their qualifications, visit our faculty page.