Office of Educator Preparation and Licensure

business board meetingThe Office of Educator Preparation and Licensure provides consultative services to the 115 local school districts in North Carolina.  The consultative services include advice and guidance regarding the State Board of Education policies governing benefits and employment for the local school district employees.  The Office of Educator Preparation and Licensure also handles the integration of EVAAS, the State's student growth model, into the NC Educator Effectiveness System.  In addition, we can also assist districts with developing a comprehensive talent management system that includes: equitable distribution of effective teachers in the district, recruiting and retention strategies, and data analysis.


Thomas Tomberlin, Senior Director 984-236-2114

Mailing Address

Department of Public Instruction
6312 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6312

Physical Address

Department of Public Instruction
301 N Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2825

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NCDPI partners with TeachNC as part of our teacher recruitment strategy. TeachNC is eager to partner with you to support and amplify your district’s recruitment efforts. TeachNC can provide support to LEAs in the following ways:

  • Identifying unlicensed staff within your district who are interested in becoming a licensed North Carolina educator.
  • Reimbursing your non-licensed staff up to $100 of the cost of applying to an EPP.
  • Expanding the reach of your job fairs by marketing them on their platform.
  • Inviting those interested in teaching to info sessions to learn about the different pathways to licensure and the EPPs available to them.
  • Providing free 1-on-1 advising to those interested in licensure.

This is not an exhaustive list. TeachNC is willing to work with you and brainstorm the ways in which they can be of best support to your district’s unique needs. To learn more about how TeachNC can support your district, reach out to Gab Barnes, Senior Program Manager of TeachNC, at