2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Lateral Entry Certificate (C55430)

The Lateral Entry curriculum provides a course of study leading to the development of the general pedagogy competencies needed to become certified to teach by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Course work includes human growth and development, learning theory, instructional technology, school policies and procedures, home, school, and community collaborations, and classroom organization and management to enhance learning. Courses offered by partnering senior institutions include instructional methods, literacy, and diversity.

Graduates should meet the general pedagogy competencies within the first three years of teaching, including a minimum of six semester hours per school year. Additional requirements, such as pre-service training and passing the PRAXIS, are required for licensure.

Course and Hour Requirements

Required Courses

EDU 131Child, Family, and Community

3

EDU 163Classroom Mgmt & Instruction

3

EDU 243Learning Theory

3

EDU 245Policies and Procedures

3

EDU 271Educational Technology

3

PSY 241Developmental Psych

3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 18

Required Subject Areas (Courses must be offered by partnering senior institution)

Instructional Methods 3
Literacy/Reading Methods 3
Meeting Special Learning Needs, Exceptionalities, and Diversity 3

This certificate program is offered jointly between the NC Community College System and Education Degree-granting senior institutions.