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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

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
NC TEACH Blended Cohort
Face-to-Face (F2F) & Distance Education (DE)

Target Population:
Special Education ONLY

 





Program:

  • 2-week Summer Institute (daily 8:30-4:30) F2F
  • 5-6 courses required taking as specified by the cohort.
  • PRAXIS II subject area test(s)
  • One successful full-year of teaching
  • Additional coursework as outlined on plan of study (varied per licensure area)

This program is intensive during the school year and summer with approximately 15-20 hrs/week of coursework.


Locations:

  • ECU or Johnston County

Application Information:

  • application form (not available at this time)
  • application deadlines if applicable:
    • March 1st for Summer Start
NC TEACH Online Cohort 
Distance Education (DE)

Target Population:

Elementary Education and Birth-Kindergarten teachers are not eligible to pursue licensure through NC TEACH and must request individual lateral entry plans; however, all other licensure areas are eligible to apply.  To qualify for NC TEACH, applicants must currently be employed as a lateral entry teacher in a public or approved charter school.


Program:

  • 5-6 courses required taking as specified by the cohort.
  • PRAXIS II subject area test(s)
  • One successful full-year of teaching
  • Additional coursework as outlined on plan of study (varied per licensure area)

This program is intensive during the school year and summer with approximately 15-20 hrs/week of coursework.


Location:

Entirely online (see available areas below)


Application Information:

  • application form - this application can be filled out using Acrobat Reader. For best results, save it to your computer BEFORE opening.
  • application deadlines:
    • March 1st for Summer start
    • October 1st for Spring start
  • Requirements typically completed in 1 year
  • Cohort support and systematic course of study
  • Enter the classroom immediately
  • No internship requirement (time and financial savings)
  • Total program cost between $2,000-3,000 (approximate figure for entire year)
  • Financial aid available for F2F summer institute
  • Flexible course offerings to include distance education
  • Previous education courses may count toward your licensure requirements

Art K-12*

Business 7-12*

Dance K-12*

English 9-12*

Family and Consumer Sciences 7-12*

French K-12*

German K-12*

Health K-12*

Marketing 7-12*

Math 9-12*

 

 

Middle Grades:

Lang Arts*, Math*, Science* or Social Studies*

Music K-12*

Physical Education K-12*

Science 9-12*

 

Social Studies 9-12*

Spanish K-12*

Special Education General or Adapted

Theater K-12*

*Available areas of NC TEACH online cohort

For general questions contact:

Susan Morgan
Coordinator of Alternative Licensure
252-328-2700
alternativelicensure@ecu.edu

NC TEACH Program Coordinator: 

Dr. Ann Bullock
Coordinator of ALEC
College of Education
116 Speight Building
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
bullockv@ecu.edu

Print, complete, then mail or fax application and official transcript(s) to: 

Office of Alternative Licensure
College of Education
109 Speight Building
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
252-328-2700
Fax: 252-737-2998

Once your application has been received by our office you will be contacted within 30 days.

ECU cannot confirm whether any of its courses or programs meet requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of North Carolina. ECU strongly encourages students to contact applicable licensing boards in states they wish to pursue licensure prior to seeking admission or beginning study in an academic program.