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Pathway to Practice NC

Pathway to Practice NC is a joint online program between NC State University and UNC-Chapel Hill, designed to help emergency licensed teachers on a residency/temporary license in North Carolina schools earn their teaching certifications in numerous subject areas, including special education. This program consists of seven modules that can be completed on flexible schedule.


SCRIPT-NC partners with select North Carolina community colleges to enhance coursework and practical experiences in early childhood programs by incorporating evidence-based and competency-based practices that support the inclusion of children with disabilities and who are culturally and ethnically diverse.

Teacher Shortages: Meeting the Demand Without Sacrificing Quality Preparation and Support

This state policy and practice portrait describes how partnerships between educator preparation programs and local districts can be used as a strategy to address teacher shortages. The brief provides examples of how these partnerships have been structured in CEEDAR states, specifically how the partnerships have led to innovative strategies to fully license newly hired teachers.

Building and Sustaining School-University Partnerships in Rural Settings: One Approach for Improving Special Education Service Delivery

This article describes one teacher preparation program’s efforts to strengthen and extend existing partnerships with a group of nine rural schools districts. The article summarizes lessons learning over the five-year partnerships that was supported by a 325T professional development grant.