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How to Enroll Lateral Entry EDUC 4553

How do I enroll in the on-line class for Lateral Entry Teachers?
EDUC 4553: Essentials of Teaching for Lateral Entry Teachers

1.  Apply to the graduate school (252-328-6012) as a non-degree student. A $50.00 fee is required to process your application.

You may:

a) Fax the application and credit card information (number and expiration date) to 252 328-6071. You can also provide your payment information by phone at (252-328-6012).

b) Mail the application and $50.00 fee to the Graduate school You may check your admission status by calling 252-328-6012 or check for your ECU e-mail address that is assigned upon admission.

2.  Once you are admitted to the university, contact the Division of Continuing Studies (252-328-1592) to register for the course. They will check to be sure that you are listed as a lateral entry teacher. Your school system should have provided documentation to the Director of Teacher Education regarding your lateral entry status. School systems who have not notified ECU's College of Education of your lateral entry status can contact the Office of Teacher Education at 252-328-6272. No student will be allowed to enroll in this course unless official documentation has been provided from the school system.

3.  Tuition payment is required at registration. You will then be mailed your Resource CD for the course, along with your receipt for registration. If you'd like to save time at this point, you may inform the Division personnel that you'll be picking up your Resource CD that you'll need for the course.

4.  Once you're enrolled in the course, you'll be added into the Blackboard system within 24 hours. You'll need your ECU e-mail account that was assigned to you at the time you were classified as a non-degree student.  Please know that you will only be allowed to work through the Blackboard system with your ECU e-mail account. No other e-mail accounts will be used within the Blackboard system.

5.  You may begin your work on the Blackboard course. You'll find 5 modules, each with a set of assignments and a corresponding quiz. The College of Education provides technical assistance to those participating in web-based courses. If you are experiencing technical problems related to courseware, you may contact a member of the Instructional Technology Center staff.

· Via telephone (252) 328-1125 Telephone assistance is available from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm on Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 am - 4:00 pm on Fridays.

· Via email barnhilla@ecu.edu Email will be answered on a daily basis Monday through Friday and on Sunday evenings from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

6.  When you complete the entire course, your instructor will record your grade with the ECU Registrar and will e-mail your school system that your work has been completed. You'll need to request a formal transcript (252-328-6745) to verify this work if requested by your school system.

Welcome into the world of teaching!