Lateral Entry

Contact Us:

Office of Alternative Licensure

109 Speight Building
College of Education
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Fax: 252-737-2998


The NCTeach pathway is a fast-track option for lateral entry teachers to clear their provisional license. NCTeach operates in a cohort model and is offered 100% online (Special Education Laterals are required to participate in a 10 day face-to-face each summer). NCTeach plans of study consist of 5 courses at distance education tuition rates. With respect to the lateral entry role, all coursework and licensure requirements MUST be completed by the end of your third year of teaching. Lateral Entry Teachers are responsible for securing their own teaching position and will be teaching while they complete their licensure coursework. Failure to maintain employment in the licensure area will result in re-classification as a Licensure Only student and will result in additional coursework. Students must take classes each semester in order to maintain their course planner. Continuous enrollment is required for 5 consecutive semesters (beginning in spring or summer I) as identified on the approved course planner. NCTeach acceptance is a separate process from institutional admission, so please secure NCTeach acceptance prior to applying with ECU Admissions.

Licensure Area Licensure Only Individual Lateral Entry NCTEACH Master of Arts in Teaching
Art K-12  
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  
Special Education General Curriculum
Special Education Adaptive Curriculum
Theatre K-12    
The application for the Summer I Cohort NCTeach is available from December 19, 2016 until March 19, 2017.