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Military Spouse Can NOT continue teaching because of a test. Help change this now!

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Military Spouse Can NOT continue teaching in NC due to licensing requirements set by DPI. Although she met her teaching license requirements in Georgia, North Carolina requires her to meet state licensing requirements in North Carolina which includes 8 hours of testing in Reading, Math, and multi-subject areas. Mrs. Wigge was given the opportunity to teach 3rd grade at Johnsonville Elementary in Harnett County for three years. As a third grade teacher she has met and even exceeded her growth goals for her students. Although she is known by her peers to go over and beyond requirements inside the classroom, she will no longer be considered a certified teacher because she has not passed math or multi-subject exams to complete her license in NC.

Military spouses cannot choose where their soldiers are relocated to, therefore NC should have reciprocity for teaching licenses. In addition, DPI of North Carolina should re-evaluate their licensing requirements for military spouses as well as their testing requirements for beginning teachers.

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