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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.

For further information go to http://www.ralc.us

Obtaining your North Carolina Early Childhood Credential (NCECC)

Once students have earned a grade of “C” or better in the EDU 119 course they will need to begin communications with the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education (NCDCDEE) . It is the NCDCDEE that issues the NCECC to individuals not Vance-Granville Community College. After successfully completing the EDU 119 course individuals are required to obtain their NCID and then create a Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) WORKS account . It is here in which individuals will complete their NCECC application process and submit the official copy of their transcript to the North Carolina Division of Child Development.

Please visit the DCDEE WORKS tutorial for guidance.

Submitting Electronic Transcripts to the DCDEE

For more information or for assistance with completing the NCECC application process call: 919-527-6335 or 800-859-0829 (In-State only)

Related Programs:
Degree Level Option: Early Childhood Degree
Diploma Level Option: Early Childhood Diploma
Certificate Level Option: Early Childhood Education (Certificate)
Certificate Level Option: Infant Toddler Care