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North Carolina Admissions Standards

State/CAEP Requirements

State-level requirements CAEP requirements
GPA requirement 2.7 individual minimum; 3.0 cohort average 3.0 cohort average

North Carolina has a high GPA requirement in state law but also requires CAEP accreditation. For the purposes of this analysis, only its programs' compliance with the state law is considered.
Test requirement A basic skills test

Teacher preparation programs can exempt candidates who demonstrate equivalent performance on the SAT or ACT.
Cohort average score on a nationally-normed test in the top 50th percentile

North Carolina has a high GPA requirement in state law but also requires CAEP accreditation. For the purposes of this analysis, only its programs' compliance with the state law is considered.

Citation

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House Bill 97, 115C-296.9

State Response

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North Carolina was helpful in providing NCTQ with facts that enhanced this analysis.

North Carolina Programs

Click below to see analyses of program-level compliance with GPA and/or testing requirements, as well as program responses to these findings.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.5 No N/A N/A

Appalachian State University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.7 Possible N/A N/A
Program Response

Appalachian State University recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.

East Carolina University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.7 Possible N/A N/A
Program Response

East Carolina University was helpful in providing NCTQ with facts that enhanced this analysis.

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75 Yes N/A N/A
Program Response

North Carolina State University at Raleigh recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis and added that each of its licensure programs and the educator preparation program as a whole meet the 3.0 cohort GPA requirement. NC State noted that it was an early adopter of the CAEP standards, completing a site visit in Spring 2015. The program is fully accredited under the new standards with no "Areas for Improvement" and is one of the few fully CAEP accredited programs in the nation and the only one in North Carolina.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0 Yes N/A N/A
Program Response

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.

Western Carolina University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75 Yes N/A N/A

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.7 Possible N/A N/A

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.7 Possible N/A N/A
Program Response

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke was helpful in providing NCTQ with facts that enhanced this analysis.

The institution added that students must meet Praxis, SAT, or ACT score requirements in effect at the time they apply to and qualify for admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Salem College

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.5 No N/A N/A
Program Response

Salem College recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis and noted that it is in the process of raising the minimum GPA to 3.0.

North Carolina Central University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.5 No N/A N/A