CCTI is an NCDPI approved Educator Preparation Program (EPP) for those who would like to earn their license through the Residency Pathway. CCTI is available for teachers who work in a North Carolina school and are able to attend face-to-face classes in either Wake County, Durham County, or Johnston County. Participants complete all program requirements while teaching full-time in their districts. CCTI was initiated in 2016 by the Superintendents of the Central Carolina Regional Service Alliance (CCRESA).
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Class sessions designated face-to-face (F2F) will be held on Zoom. When in person classes can resume, we will meet in the designated cohort location.
2020-2021 Cohort locations are listed below:
Cohort A: Durham County (Weekday evening class)
Cohort B: Wake County (Weekday evening class)
Cohort C: Raleigh (Saturday class)
The Central Carolina Teaching Initiative (CCTI) is an accelerated alternative teacher licensure program. The CCTI offers recent college graduates and mid-career professionals who hold bachelor’s degrees in non-teaching areas the opportunity to become fully licensed teachers.
CCTI is available to residency teachers who work in participating Central North Carolina school districts. Participants complete all program requirements while teaching full-time in their districts.
CCTI participants will meet for face-to-face classes and online classes. The weekday face-to-face classes will be held at schools in Johnston County (Cohort A), Wake County (Cohort B), and Durham County (Cohort C). Participants may choose the Cohort that is most convenient for them. The 2019-2020 calendar for all face-to-face classes and online classes is posted under the “Course Calendar” tab. If you are accepted into the program, please mark all of your Cohort dates on your calendar. During the 2020-2021 school year an additional Saturday option will be available in Raleigh.
Who is eligible to participate?
- The participant must be a first or second year residency teacher.
- The program accepts participants who have earned Bachelor’s degrees from a Regionally Accredited College or University with a minimum GPA of 2.7.
This program is designed for teachers seeking licensure in all middle and secondary areas, including:
- Social Studies
- English Language Arts
- World Languages
The CCTI program is also suited for teachers seeking K-12 licensure in the following content areas:
- English as a Second Language
- Fine/Performing Arts
- Foreign Languages
- Physical Education
- Special Education: General Curriculum
How long does it take to complete the CCTI program?
The participants will be able to complete all CCTI program requirements in one year.
When can a residency teacher apply for licensure?
After the participant successfully completes: 1) the CCTI coursework, 2) one year of coaching support, 3) all required state licensure assessments, and 4) other district requirements of beginning teachers, the residency license can be converted to an Initial Professional License.
What sets the CCTI program apart from other alternative licensure programs?
The CCTI program is based on three pillars of learning to best prepare residency teachers for successful careers in education. First, our coursework provides teachers with practical applications that they can immediately implement in their classrooms. Second, the program operates on a cohort model to strengthen peer learning, collaboration, and community. Lastly, CCTI teachers work with an instructional coach to support all professional learning experiences.
What is the total cost of the CCTI Program?
With district support, the total cost is $3,750. Applicants must clarify with their HR and/or Licensure Department if they are a participating district. Participants will pay tuition fees directly to the LEA through payroll deductions. Scholarships may be available through the individual LEA. If you would like to apply without support from a participating district, the total cost is $5,000. This fee must be paid in full upon acceptance into the program and is nonrefundable.
Do you hold information sessions?
Yes! Please click here to see upcoming sessions.
Districts may also contact our Program Director, Lisa Sonricker, to schedule a session for their beginning teachers.
For further questions about the CCTI program, please contact our staff:
Ms. Lisa Sonricker, Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Dana Stutzman, Office & Communications Manager, email@example.com
Ms. Kathy Saunders, Program Developer & Instructor, firstname.lastname@example.org