Licensure

  • North Carolina law requires professional employees of public schools to hold at all times a valid North Carolina license appropriate to the position in which he or she is employed.

    To the extent possible, all professional teaching assignments will be in the area of the professional employee’s license except as may be otherwise allowed by state and federal law and State Board policy. In addition, all professional teachers employed to teach core academic subjects must be “highly qualified” as required by NCLB. Core academic subjects include English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history and geography.

    To the extent the administration identifies to the Board a shortage of qualified licensed teachers available to fill teaching positions in specific areas, the board may elect to employ teachers under provisional or temporary licensure, as allowed by North Carolina General Statute § 115C-296.1 and any implementing regulations.

    Applications and other information can be accessed through the NC Department of Public Instruction's Licensure website or through our website.

    The Gaston County Board Policy on Licensure can be found here.