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Reimbursement for License

 

                                                           Testing Reimbursement - Licensure                                                               

DEADLINE is May 30, 2025

 

The office of Human Resources is NOW offering Testing Reimbursement for a LIMITED TIME for PRAXIS II, Pearson Exams, edTPA or PPAT. If you are a(n): 

  • High school teacher (9-12) who passed a required licensure exam test to become highly qualified 

  • Middle grades teacher (6-8) who passed a required licensure exam to become highly qualified 

  • Elementary teacher (K-6) who passed a required licensure exam to become highly qualified 

  • Exceptional Children teacher (K-12) who passed a required licensure exam to become highly qualified

  • CTE teacher (6-12) who passed a required exam to become highly qualified for Career and Technical Education

  • Fully licensed teacher who has added an area of high need, including Math, Science EC and is currently teaching in that area). Proof of a submitted application to add the tested area to current teaching license to NCDPI (screenshot or email) or Updated NC License

Required documentation:

1)   Verification of payment (paid receipt) for required exam fee is attached. 

2)   The passing score report.

ONE TIME FOR ONE EXAM ONLY ANNUALLY. Subject to availability of funds (first come, first serve).

Reimbursement form link: 

2024-2025 Testing Reimbursement Form

 

*Test must have already been completed. Not valid until a score report has been received. Testing should have occurred from 7/1/23 to present day.

 

Guidelines and Procedures:
Reimbursement for courses taken through four-year colleges and universities will be granted to certified teachers employed by Craven County Schools, and to other employees who are enrolled in teacher education programs, subject to the availability of funds and in the following order of priority:

  1. Courses required to clear a provisional license in the area to which the individual is assigned;
  2. Courses included in a program of study to upgrade the license in the area of current assignment or to add an area of critical need;
  3. Courses at  the junior-year level or higher included in a program of study leading to licensure taken by non-certified employees;
  4. Courses required to add an initial license in administration or supervision.

Instructions:
Submit the Tuition Reimbursement Form to Human Resources by the last weekday of May during the current school year. Employees may submit  applications throughout the school year for consideration in May/June. Attach to the application the following - documentation of successful completion (copy of grade report or transcript) and an official receipt for payment of tuition. Please do not request reimbursement for costs paid by another agency and note that textbook costs and other fees do not qualify for reimbursement.  Thus, the total amount on your payment receipt is likely not the amount to enter onto the form.

The Human Resources Office will:

-Identify funds available for this purpose by the last weekday of May during the current school year;
-Determine the level(s) of priorities to be addressed
-Determine the number of semester hours to be reimbursed, with a maximum of six semester hours per person per year;
-Calculate the available reimbursement, $150 per semester hour up to a maximum of $900. 

Note: All applications for tuition reimbursement are due to the Human Resources Office by the end of the day on the last weekday of May during the current school year. Reimbursements will be deposited into your payroll account in June. The HR Office will process any application received beginning June 1 during the next processing period. All reimbursements are subject to the availability of funds. The employee must have continual employment with Craven County Schools in order to receive the reimbursement.