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To receive more information on GCS ACT, please contact:

Terrik Higgins
GCS ACT
Guilford County Schools
Human Resources Office
712 North Eugene St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 378-8823 ext. 4 phone
higgint2@gcsnc.com

GCS ACT Compare

There are many excellent programs available in the state of North Carolina that lead to a NC Standard Professional I teaching license.  Some are online, some are face-to-face, and others use blended models.  Program length and costs vary greatly by college and university.  In response to the complex options available, the table below outlines some of the differences between your options.

OPTION 1: GCS ACT

Courses Offered By:

Guilford County Schools

Graduate Credit:

No

Hours:

290

Length:

12 Months

Cost:

Low Cost

NC Standard Professional I License:

Yes

License Reciprocity With Other States:

Other states may accept with reciprocity.  Some may require additional coursework.

Click here to read the North Carolina Legislation, which enabled this program option for lateral entry teachers.

 
 

OPTION 2: REGIONAL ALTERNATIVE LICENSURE CENTER (RALC)

Courses Offered By:

Community College or Four Year University or College

Graduate Credit:

Optional

Hours:

Varies by institution

Length:

Varies by institution

Cost:

Dependent upon length of program

NC Standard Professional I License:

Yes

License Reciprocity With Other States:

Some states may accept with reciprocity; other states may require additional coursework

 

OPTION 3: FOUR YEAR UNIVERSITY OR COLLEGE

Courses Offered By:

Four Year University or College

Graduate Credit:

Optional

Hours:

Varies by institution

Length:

Varies by institution

Cost:

Dependent upon length of program

NC Standard Professional I License:

Yes

License Reciprocity With Other States:

Yes

*Subject to change - based on GTCC tuition


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