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Welcome to Human Resources

The Human Resource Department provides the district with effective human resource management services that focus on our customers' needs. MCS supports the strategic goals of the district by attracting, developing and retaining a diverse, qualified and capable workforce to provide high-quality educational services to all our students.
 

Staff

Brian Oliver, Executive Director of Administration
Nichole Lewis, Licensure/HR Support Specialist, Certified Services
Becky Smith, Executive Assistant, Non-Certified Services
Robin Smith, Receptionist, Substitutes, Background Checks
 
Information on how to work for McDowell County Schools
 
 

CEU's

 
CEU Requirements
 
 
How to Submit /Check CEUs:
 
Teachers can now submit CEU's through Timekeeper. We no longer take them by email or inner school mail. 
 
Please make sure to upload all certificates when submitting the CEU request and enter a date, amount of the CEU and specific area you want the CEU ​​credited to. 
 
Here are the instructions:
After logging in to timekeeper, at the bottom of the page, on the left, you will see "submit for CEU approval." Complete the blank fields and upload your file. Once the CEU request has been made, we will review the information for approval. Once the approval has processed, the specific CEU credit will be visible.
 
 
*If the certificate is not uploaded then credit will not be approved. 
 
 
Renewal and Reinstatement Guidelines

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Teacher Licensing

 

Licensure Resources

Licensure ensures that children in our school system are served by educators with the knowledge and skills to deliver a sound educational program. Licensure also assures that professional school personnel engage in ongoing staff development activities that help them continually improve the overall quality of Education in McDowell County Schools.
 
Employees of McDowell County Schools are required by the State Board of Education to hold an appropriate license for the subject, grade level, or assignment taught. It is important to note that licensure requirements are dictated by this state, and the Local Educational Agency (LEA) must comply with these regulations.
 
For further information, please visit our Lateral Entry/ Residency license information tab found to the right of this page. 
 
Individuals seeking a North Carolina professional educator’s license must meet the testing requirements established by the State Board of Education. The Initial Professional License may be converted to a clear Continuing Professional License provided the State Board of Education-required exam is taken at least once during the first year of employment and passed before or during the second year of employment. 
 
Current testing requirements are as follows. To view additional information regarding required tests for licensure, please visit: North Carolina State Board of Education Approved Testing Requirements*
 
 
North Carolina State Board of Education Approved Testing Requirements*
 

AREA OF LICENSURE

CODE

REQUIRED TESTS

REQUIRED SCORE

Preschool/Elementary

Birth through Kindergarten

14

none

none

 

 

 

 

 

Elementary (K-6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

025

Pearson Test 090 - Foundations of Reading

 

229

Pearson Test 203 - Mathematics Subtest
 

OR

Praxis Test 7803: CKT Math Subtest 
(effective until September 2020)

OR

Praxis Test 7813: CKT Math Subtest (effective beginning September 2019)


 

227




150





 

150

Middle Grades (6-9)

Language Arts

78180

5047

164

Mathematics

78200

5169

165

Science

78300

5440

150

Social Studies

78400

5089

149

 

Exceptional Children (K-12)

Academically Gifted

88087

none**

none**

Special Education: Adapted Curriculum

88092

5545 & 5511

5545 - 158

5511 - 148

 

 

 

 

 

Special Education: General Curriculum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

88091

Core Knowledge Test - Praxis II 5543

158

Pearson Test 090 - Foundations of Reading

 

229

Pearson Test 203 - Mathematics Subtest
 

OR


Praxis Test 7803: CKT Math Subtest 
(effective until September 2020)

OR

Praxis Test 7813: CKT Math Subtest (effective beginning September 2019)

227




150






150

 

 

Why do you teach?

You chose the best profession in the world for a reason. Everyone has a favorite teacher that they remember from their childhood. Who was yours? What about that teacher made them stand out? Now think of yourself. Do you hold those same qualities? At McDowell County Schools, we are looking for bright, energetic, motivated, and dedicated teachers. We encourage teachers to use their imagination and ingenuity to bring subjects to life in ways students will always remember. Our Mission is to deliver excellence in education where students are engaged in collaboration, communication, and innovation so that they graduate ready to achieve success and positively shape the future. We want individuals who will be inspiring leaders in and out of the classroom, raise achievement for every student and will never settle for the status quo. We want teachers that students will remember and talk about for years to come. If you are ready to help prepare every child, every day, for a better tomorrow, click the following links for more information.