Lateral Entry Teachers are individuals employed as a teacher of record 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.
The Master of Arts in Teaching program is a one-year (four-semester) program allowing individuals to earn a Master’s degree and teaching license in one of 13 different areas of concentration.
The NCTeach pathway is a fast-track option for lateral entry teachers currently teaching in North Carolina to clear their provisional license. NCTeach operates in a cohort model and is offered 100% online.
The Individual Lateral Entry pathway to teaching is for students who have a degree from a regionally accredited university and are currently employed as a teacher of record in a public school or public charter school in North Carolina.
The Licensure Only pathway to teaching is for students who have a degree from a regionally accredited university and want to complete coursework before they obtain a teaching job.
Office of Alternative Licensure