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Division of Arts & Sciences

Contact Information for Lateral Entry
Phone (252) 738-3471
Office Room 6112,
Main Campus

Lateral Entry

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.

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Program Outcomes
  1. Lateral Entry students will be able to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for all children.
  2. Lateral Entry students will be able to design and implement a classroom management strategy.
  3. Lateral Entry students will be able to support and empower all children, families, and communities through trusting and respectful reciprocal relationships.
  4. Lateral Entry students will be able to use authentic assessment responsibly to make informed decisions to guide all children's learning.
  5. Lateral Entry students will be able to communicate effectively using standard written and verbal skills.
  6. Lateral Entry students will be able to utilize technology to enhance learning for all children.
  7. Lateral Entry students will comprehend and apply quantitative concepts and interpret numerical data.