LEARN NC

K–12 teaching and learning · from the UNC School of Education

The North Carolina Standard Course of Study

The North Carolina Standard Course of Study now consists of the Common Core State Standards and the North Carolina Essential Standards. All of these standards are linked on this page.

Common Core State Standards

North Carolina Essential Standards

The Previous North Carolina Standard Course of Study

The previous version of the NCSCOS is no longer being taught in schools, but we will leave the Standards Matrix here until the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year to help teachers who are using crosswalks to align their old lessons to the new standards.

Curriculum Grade
Career Development K–12 (available from NCDPI)
Computer/Technology Skills K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9–12
Dance Arts Education K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9–12
English Language Arts K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
English Language Development K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9–12
Guidance K–5 6–8 9–12
Healthful Living K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9–12
Information Skills K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9–12
Mathematics K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9–12
Music Education K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9–12
Science K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9–12
Second Languages K 1 2 3 4 5 6–8 9–12
Social Studies K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11–12
Theater Arts Education K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11–12
Visual Arts Education K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11–12