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Lateral Entry

Lateral Entry Teachers are individuals employed in a North Carolina school system that hold at least a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the subject area they are employed to teach.

Lateral Entry Teachers are responsible for securing their own teaching position and will be teaching while they complete their licensure coursework. Failure to secure a teaching position will result in re-classification as Licensure only and may require additional coursework.

Qualifications for Lateral Entry in North Carolina

Individual Lateral Entry Teacher (3 year program or less)

Lateral Entry programs will vary by content area. The length of a Lateral Entry program will depend on your background in the content area and how many courses you are willing to take each semester. However, all coursework and licensure requirements MUST be completed by the end of your third year of teaching. More information on becoming an Individual Lateral Entry Teacher.


NC TEACH (Lateral Entry 1-Year Program)

The NC TEACH cohort program typically takes a Lateral Entry Teacher one year to complete but may vary by content area and previously completed coursework. More information on becoming a NC TEACH Lateral Entry Teacher.


Lateral Entry

Lateral Entry Teachers are individuals employed in a North Carolina school system that hold at least a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the subject area they are employed to teach.

Lateral Entry Teachers are responsible for securing their own teaching position and will be teaching while they complete their licensure coursework. Failure to secure a teaching position will result in re-classification as Licensure only and may require additional coursework.

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Requirements for Lateral Entry

Notes:

To qualify for lateral entry license in Elementary Education or Exceptional Children (Teacher of Record), the PRAXIS II subject assessment MUST be me prior to employment.

To qualify for a lateral entry license in English as a Second Language you must have either 24 semester hours in English, a degree in English or the PRAXIS II.