Arts & Sciences


Education/Lateral Entry Teaching

The Lateral Entry Teaching curriculum, developed for teachers who hold a lateral entry license, provides a course of study leading to the development of the general pedagogy competencies needed to become certified to teach by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Course work includes human growth and development, learning theory, instructional technology, school policies and procedures, home, school, and community collaborations, and classroom organization and management to enhance learning. Courses offered by partnering senior institutions include instructional methods, literacy, and diversity.

Graduates should meet the general pedagogy competencies within the first three years of teaching, including a minimum of six semester hours per school year. Additional requirements, such as preservice training and passing the PRAXIS, are required for licensure.

Lateral Entry Teaching Certificate Graduation Plan


Gainful Employment Data (2012-2013)

Lateral Entry Teaching Certificate


Faculty Contact:

Dr. Harry Starnes
Dean of Arts and Sciences
Edgecombe Community College
2009 W. Wilson St.
Tarboro, NC 27886
(252) 823-5166, ext. 221