Education / Lateral Entry Teaching - Curriculum

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.

The lateral entry certificate courses can be taken totally on-line. See when the courses will be offered.

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Education / Lateral Entry Teaching - Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate and apply principles of educational psychology, motivation, and learning theory to classroom practice
  2. Evaluate models of classroom management and create an effective classroom management plan
  3. Synthesize and evaluate Federal, state, school district-wide, and school level policies and procedures
  4. Implement effective use of instructional technology as a teaching tool
  5. Evaluate and apply principles of developmental psychology in authentic student scenarios
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of and the ability to work effectively within the diverse environment of K-12 education, and the interdependence between the school and community setting

Education / Lateral Entry Teaching - Contact

Michael Starling

Dean of Business, Industry, & Technologies

Office 156, Fleming Building, Tarboro Campus
(252) 618-6612