What is the RALC?

There are four Regional Alternative Licensing Centers (RALCs) in North Carolina, created by the State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction. They were designed to assist lateral entry teachers in NC to achieve a full professional educator’s license. read more...>

Course Disclaimer

Courses listed on the RALC website are approved for employed and prospective teachers who have a current plan of study or qualification letter on file with one of the four RALCs. Individuals with an expired or no plan of study should not take these courses and assume they will count.

Restricted Licensure

Teachers licensed through the CTE provisional route are issued a restricted license, which means employment is limited to the specific area of licensure. Teachers with a restricted license are not eligible to add additional license areas based on testing or 24 semester hours of course work unless otherwise permitted by policy. Previously granted non-teaching work experience may not be transferable to other license areas for which the experience is not relevant.

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Employment & North Carolina Public Schools

To apply for employment in one or more of the North Carolina public and charter school systems, please contact each individual school system for specific employment application instructions.

In addition to an online application, candidates for teaching positions in most school systems will need to submit additional documents to complete their employment application. Each school system’s website lists instructions on other materials necessary for the completion of the employment application. You may track the progress of your employment application by contacting the school system to which you submitted your application.

Once the application is finalized, then each applicant should watch the vacancy lists carefully. When you see a job posting for the position you are searching for, follow the protocol listed on the vacancy announcement and follow up with the school’s contact person for a job interview.