The NCCSA Educator Certification Program (NECP) has been developed by the North Carolina Christian School Association (NCCSA) for the benefit of Christian schools. The NECP provides objective standards for appraising college training and professional teaching credentials.
The NECP also provides parents with the assurance that the credentials of those to whom they entrust their children for academic training have been thoroughly examined. The NECP does not evaluate the spiritual characteristics of personnel, except to require that the applicant subscribes wholeheartedly to the NCCSA Statement of Faith and that the employing school recommends him/her.
This service to schools must not be misconstrued as a license to teach or to perform other duties in a Christian school, and it should never be represented as such to parents or to governmental entities. The NECP simply provides a uniform procedure for appraising professional credentials.
The following titles are available: Early Childhood Teacher, Elementary Teacher, Middle School Teacher, Secondary Teacher, Special Education Teacher, All-Level Teacher, Specialist, and School Leadership (Administrator, Asst. Administrator, Elem./Sec. Principal, and Head of School). Endorsements are available for any applicant who has a professional or advanced professional certificate and has earned at least 18 semester hours in a content-specific area. Certificates are available in the following categories: Provisional, Professional, and Advanced Professional. The term length for these certificates ranges from two to eight years. To contact the NCCSA State Office concerning the NCCSA Educator Certification Program, please click here (available only to faculty members teaching in NCCSA member schools).