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Alternative Licensure Program

Western Carolina also offers an Alternative Licensure Program, which is designed to recruit, train, and support recent college graduates, mid-career professionals, and retirees as they enter the teaching profession. This program provides applicants with three options, depending upon their desires and qualifications: a plan for meeting teaching licensure requirements, help with securing a job as a lateral entry teacher, or guidance for completing Western Carolina University’s Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree.

The Troops to Teachers Program is a great source of information and support for military veterans and spouses who are pursuing teaching licensure. More information on the Troops to Teachers Program can be found at: The North Carolina Troops to Teachers to Teachers Coordinator can be reached at (888) 878-1600 or

Military veterans who are interested in learning more about the teaching profession can contact WCU’s Office of Alternative Licensure.


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