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About Lateral Entry Teacher Certificate

Program Requirements

Applicants for this certificate program must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Vocational lateral entry teachers needing these courses must have an associates degree or its equivalent and enroll as special credit students.

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.

Required Courses







Courses offered in partnership with UNCP


For additional program information including course descriptions,please see Lateral Entry Teacher Program in the RCC Catalog.