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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

International students residing outside of the United States are eligible to apply to our online programs. Applicants for online programs must demonstrate English proficiency in order to be considered. Possible ways to demonstrate proficiency:

  • Qualifying test scores: TOEFL iBT: 80, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 60
  • Completion of a degree in the U.S., or from an English speaking country (parts of Europe, Canada), within the last two years.

Students in completely online UNC programs are not required to come to the United States. You will not need student Visas or receive any immigration documentation, and do not need to provide financial documentation during the application process.

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:
Varies (can be completed in 2 semesters / 8 months)
$400/credit hour

Delivery Options:

Program & Enrollment Manager:

Jon Shaw


Academic Program Coordinator:

Dr. Jingzi Huang