Elementary Education Residency Licensure Certificate (C55490)

Program Description

The Elementary Education Residency Certificate curriculum provides a course of study leading to the development of the general pedagogical competencies needed to become certified to teach by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Course work includes learning theory, instructional/educational technology, diverse learners, school policies and procedures, expectations and responsibilities of educators, teaching strategies/methods for specific content/specialty areas, formative/summative assessment, data informed practice, and classroom organization/management to enhance learning.

Graduates should meet general pedagogical competencies and demonstrate effective teaching practices. Additional requirements, such as pre-service training, passing the state required assessments, and the criteria included in the North Carolina Teacher Evaluation System, are required for licensure.

Course Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credits
EDU 270 - Effective Instructional Environments 2.00 2.00
EDU 272 - Technology, Data, and Assessment 2.00 3.00 3.00
EDU 277 - Integrated Curriculum and InstructionalStrategies: Math/Science 2.00 3.00 3.00
EDU 278 - Integrated Curriculum and InstructionalStrategies: Social Studies/ELA 2.00 3.00 3.00
EDU 279 - Literacy Development and Instruction 3.00 3.00 4.00
EDU 283 - Educator Preparation Practicum 2.00 3.00 3.00
Total: 18

Students may not transfer credits for any of these courses to complete this certificate. 

Application Instructions

  1. Students visit CFNC.org.
  2. Create an account. Information required is your name, address, email, etc.
  3. Click on “Apply to College.”
  4. Go to  the “Application Hub.”
  5. Click on “Start an Application.”
    (Note: The application will prompt you for a Residency Certification #; just click on the link provided in the application. Use the same login and password for your CFNC account. This process is to verify your NC residency status so that you receive in-state tuition and only takes a few minutes. Have your driver’s license # and your social security # ready.)
  6. The second campus option is “Alternative NC Teaching Licensure: NCCS Cultivating Carolina Classrooms”; select "NCCCS Residency Licensure Program." You will specifically select "Johnston Community College" later in the application process.
  7. Click “Apply.”
  8. When you arrive at the field for “Educator Prep Program,” you will be asked to select your top three community college options. Please select “Johnston Community College” as your first option.
  9. Complete application information.
  10. You will be contacted by a representative from the NC Community College System Office with your next steps.