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Wayne County Public Schools' teachers and other licensed staff (e.g. media specialists, psychologists, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, counselors and social workers) are paid on state-adopted salary schedules.
Salaries are based on licensure, years of experience, and degree held. Check out Current Salaries to find out how much you will make as a teacher or certified employee.
Our local businesses are glad you chose Wayne County to live and teach. Through the "Golden Rule Program" offered by the Wayne Education Network and the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce's "Teacher Recruitment & Retainment Committee", our district is able to offer its teachers and staff a customized incentive package.
To view a list of the many discounts and opportunities that local businesses have offered to help attract and retain valuable educators in Wayne County, click on local benefits local benefits.
NCDPI issues all continuing licenses for 5-year cycles. License holders are required to earn 8.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per 5-year renewal cycle in order to have their license renewed for the next 5-year cycle. Of the total 8.0 CEUs that are required to renew a license, please see the breakdown below.
Renew Continuing licenses expiring on or after June 30, 2020
Click on the following link to the North Carolina Department of Public instruction's "Licensure" webpage.
THE LATERAL ENTRY PATHWAY HAS PHASED OUT.
SEE THE NEW ALTERNATIVE LICENSURE PROGRAM - RESIDENCY MODEL PATHWAY.
The residency license is a new licensure pathway that is replacing what the field currently knows as lateral entry. Many of the components associated with this new route are similar to how lateral entry functions.
What is an EPP?
An Education Preparation Program, or EPP, is an institution or organization that prepares, trains and recommends students for teacher licensure. Four-year universities or colleges are the most common EPPs, but some approved programs are not institutionally affiliated. With some EPPs, courses may not carry college redit but will still lead to a recommendation for teacher licensure. Please be sure to use a North Carolina approved Educator Preparation Program.
In-State & Out-of-State License Information
A lifetime license is a license issued to a teacher after 30 or more years of teaching that requires no renewal.
Per Senate Bill 219 - A teacher shall be determined to have completed 30 or more years of teaching as a licensed teacher when the teacher holds a current North Carolina teaching license and has completed 30 or more years of creditable service with the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System.
Every educator is still required to answer the "Statement of Applicant" questions, upload documentation from the Teachers and State Employees Retirement System (TSERS) showing 30 years of service and pay a $35 processing fee for the lifetime license renewal application with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
Are you a WCPS Certified Substitute Teacher in need of license renewal? If so, please read the information below to help with your license renewal needs.