Do teachers at Charter Schools need to be licensed? North Carolina Law requires that 50% of charter school teachers be licensed. However, charter school teachers must follow No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements for highly qualified staff. All teachers who are teaching in the core subject areas of Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts shall be college graduates. Exceptional Children (EC) teachers must be licensed in the state of North Carolina with a specialty in the EC services area.