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Lateral Entry


Contact Us:

Office of Alternative Licensure

109 Speight Building
College of Education
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
alternativelicensure @ecu.edu
252-328-2700
Fax: 252-737-2998

What is Lateral Entry?

Prospective students who follow a lateral entry pathway at ECU are individuals employed as a teacher of record in a NC More at Four Classroom, Public school, or Public Charter school. The district will seek a provisional license on your behalf and you will have three years to clear the license which involves the following:

  • plan of study coursework
  • testing
  • successful teaching in the classroom.
Licensure Area Licensure Only Individual Lateral Entry NCTEACH Master of Arts in Teaching
Art K-12  
BK    
Dance K-12    
Elementary K-6  
English 9-12  
Family and Consumer Science 7-12  
French K-12    
German K-12    
Health/Physical Education K-12  
Hispanic Studies    
History/Social Studies 9-12  
Math 9-12    
Middle Grades: Lang. Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies  
Music K-12  
Science 9-12  
Spanish    
Special Education General Curriculum
Special Education Adaptive Curriculum
Theatre K-12    

If you have questions about lateral entry eligibility,  please see the NC Department  of Public Instruction Requirements Chart.   You may also search for potential job openings through the NC DPI’s North Carolina Public  Schools Application System