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Chinese Teaching Endorsement - Alternative Route

The UNC alternative route to endorsement in Chinese is designed to give current teachers who are teaching Chinese “out of field” a streamlined pathway approved endorsement. The program will enroll K-12 teachers who already hold bachelor's degrees and can demonstrate required professional competency in Chinese language and culture through a state approved test or a degree in Chinese or a related field.

This program leads to an endorsement by completing 13-15 credit hours at UNC. See Completing the Program for more details.

It's expected to take full-time employed teachers one year to complete the program. Some of the courses in the program may be counted towards UNC’s CLD and Special Education endorsements. The courses are offered online.

Full Program Details