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About Lateral Entry Teacher Certificate

Certificate Program

The Lateral Entry curriculum, developed for teachers who hold lateral entry license, provides a course or study leading to the development of the general pedagogy competencies needed to become certified to teach by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

“Research has proven that the level of education of the child care providers has significant impact on the quality of care afforded to young children.”

Applicants for this certificate program must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. For some specific licensures (such as culinary educators and vocational instructors) an Associate’s degree is considered acceptable.