ESL Add-On Licensure

This program prepares North Carolina teachers with initial licensure to work with English Learners in K–12 public school settings.

  • 9 credit hours
  • Fully online — most coursework is asynchronous (no set class times)
  • On-campus options available
  • Designed for North Carolina K—12 teachers with initial licensure
  • ESL add-on licensure with Dual Language concentration also offered online
  • With project EnACTeD, full-tuition support is available to a set number of in-state, NC licensed teachers


College is an investment in your future, but our goal is to give you an outstanding education at a reasonable cost. A quality education doesn’t have to come with sticker stock. You'll find our costs to be competitive with those of other top-tier universities.

Estimated Tuition & Fees (2020-21)

Residency Status

Per credit hour Est. program cost


This rate applies if you receive online education in NC and you’re a legal resident of NC.

$300 $2,700

Outside NC

This rate applies if you receive online education in a state other than NC.

$556 $5,003


This rate applies if you receive online education in NC and you’re a legal resident of a state other than NC.

$973 $8,752

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Live outside North Carolina?

Currently, UNC Greensboro is authorized to offer online education in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Find out more about State Authorization — a law that regulates in which states colleges and universities can offer education.
UNC Greensboro does not guarantee that programs which fulfill North Carolina licensure requirements will satisfy the criteria of professional licensure boards in other states or territories. For further explanation, visit Professional Licensure.
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