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.
|Either:||AND||One of the Following:
||2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
|24 Semester Hours of course work in core area
||Passing scores on Praxis I tests PLUS one of the following:
|Passing score on the
Praxis II subject area test(s)
for the area of licensure
|Five years of relevant experience that occurred after Bachelor's degree (as determined by LEA and DPI)|
To qualify for lateral entry license in Elementary Education or Exceptional Children (Teacher of Record), the PRAXIS II subject assessment MUST be met 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.