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Chinese Teaching Endorsement – Alternative Route – Eligibility

Admission Requirements

This program is intended for those currently teaching Chinese language. Eligible students will fit one of the following descriptions (proof of employment will be a part of the application process):

  • Employed by a public school, teaching Chinese full time.
  • Employed by a public school, teaching Chinese part time at 51% and above.
  • Employed by a private or charter school where there are teachers or administrators with Colorado teaching license, teaching Chinese full time.

Applicants must also qualify via option 1 or option 2.

Option 1

You have a bachelor's degree plus one of the following:

Option 2

A have a bachelor's degree in Chinese.

Eligibility By State

At this time, UNC has secured approval to serve online education to students from every state and the U.S. Virgin Islands via our participation in NC-SARA and some additional state-by-state authorizations. However, we are not currently accepting students to our online programs who reside in Puerto Rico or the CNMIs. Due to how fluid these agreements can be at the state or federal level, we recommend checking our Eligibility by State page for details.

International Students

Though international students can attend many UNC Extended Campus programs, this delivery of this program is not well-suited for international students due to U.S. immigration requirements concerning the ratio of credit hours that international students must take in the classroom setting compared to how many credits are taken in online courses (immigration counts partially online courses as online).

Endorsement-Only Transfer Credit Policy

Graduate endorsement programs feature highly specialized learning outcomes determined by our expert faculty (and, in many cases, driven by state endorsement preparation requirements). Therefore, to ensure that endorsement program completers attain this specialized knowledge, students will need to complete all coursework directly from this UNC program.

Get Started / Apply


Credits Required:
Time to Completion:
Less than 1 year (2 semesters / 8 months)
$400/credit hour

Delivery Options:

Program & Enrollment Manager:

Jon Shaw


Academic Program Coordinator:

Dr. Jingzi Huang