Academics

Latin Initial Licensure Checklist

A. Information

Dr. David Wharton, Department of Classical Studies 1115, Moore Humanities and Research Administration Bldg., UNCG, dbwharto@uncg.edu

B. Admission to Teacher Education

  1. You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in all Latin (LAT) courses above the 100 level
  2. Take the Praxis I exam* and earn at least a 522 composite score across the Reading, Writing, and Mathematics tests. You should take the test in the spring of your Sophomore year. ** if you have high enough scores on the appropriate SAT or ACT test(s), you may be exempt from taking Praxis. SAT total must be higher than 1100, ACT higher than 24 to exempt from all the Praxis parts. For more information, refer to this Substitution Table.
  3. Complete the Application for Admission to Teacher Education (online Google form)
  4. Have your Classical Studies advisor and the Classical Studies Department Head sign the application form

C. Department, Professional Education, University and College Requirements

  • Work with your Classical Studies advisor to make sure you have fulfilled these requirements. Department and Professional requirements are listed on the Initial Licensure page.
  • Don’t forget to register for and take the Latin Praxis II test.  Most students take this test in early March of their final year.

D. Application for Student Teaching

  1. Applications for admission to student teaching are available online and accessible if you are signed into your UNCG email (Online Application for Student Teaching). You should submit your application by February 15th, one year before your Spring student teaching semester
  2. Make sure you have completed the requirements listed in B. above and are already admitted into the Latin Teacher Education program
  3. You must have departmental approval before being admitted to student teaching

E. Application for Licensure

  1. Applications for state licensure are available online; see the Instructions for applying at the bottom of the linked page.
  2. North Carolina does not require the Praxis II content area test for Latin, however the undergraduate program at UNCG does require this test. Effective Spring 2008, this test may be taken by teachers with certification in another area who want to add a license in Latin.