• Alternative Licensure Support

    The Pitt County Schools Alternative Licensure Support program...




Degrees and Certifications:

Kimberly Smith

Career Pathway Specialist

Alternative Licensure Support Specialist


  • Alternative Licensure Options & Information 

    Current Employees with Alternative Licensure

    Alternative Licensure Programs:
    • This is a great way for a Classified Staff member to obtain a teaching degree while working.
    • The purpose of Partnership East is to provide students with access to high quality degree-completion programs close to home. In turn, these community based candidates are more likely to return to their home communities to teach after graduation. 
    • Students graduate with a four-year degree from East Carolina University (ECU) by completing the first two years of the program at any North Carolina community college followed by taking ECU courses on-line. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education, middle grades education, or special education. 
    • A university employee is housed at each one of the consortia hub sites. The role of these individuals is to recruit prospective students, facilitate successful transition to ECU, and advise current students

    Testing requirements:

    Specific testing requirements for your licensure area can be found by clicking on one of the links below:

    Elementary Education: (Look at Prospective Candidates for info)

    Testing Prep:
    Pitt County Schools offers workshops to help prepare employees for the Praxis and/or Pearson Tests. The workshops are held several times a year and are FREE of charge for employees. 
    Please contact Cindi Brown, BrownC4@pitt.k12.nc.us, regarding the Math Praxis II 7813.
    Please contact Courtney Adkins, adkinsc@pitt.k12.nc.us, regarding the Pearson Foundations of Reading.
    Pearson Test Prep - On-line Modules for Current Teachers
    NC Education Modules are self-paced module to complete.  It's intended to help out of state teachers and others prepare for the pearson test.  Both the Math and Reading test preps are available. 
    There is an on-line tutorial offered free from the state for the new Pearson Test.
    Log into the Homebase Evaluation system and click on the "Professional Development" tab (see the picture). Then search for the name of the course below. They are self-paced test and can serve as a start for your test preparation.  Please let your District Lead Mentor know how helpful you found the course. 
    Pearson Test Prep
    #247 Preparation for Foundation of Reading Licensure Exam: Self-Paced
    #248 Preparation for the North Carolina General Curriculum Mathematics Subtest: Self-Paced