Lateral Entry

The Lateral Entry curriculum, developed for teachers who hold lateral entry license, 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.

Coursework 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.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers a Certificate. The appropriate coursework is listed below.

Award Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Lateral Entry Certificate (C55430)
Course Requirements for Lateral Entry Certificate

Curriculum Code: C55430

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
EDU 131 Child, Family, and Community 3 0 3
EDU 163 Classroom Management and Instruction 3 0 3
EDU 243 Learning Theory 3 0 3
EDU 245 Policies and Procedures 3 0 3
EDU 271 Educational Technology 2 2 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3 0 3
17 2 18
Total Semester Hours: 18
Senior institution coursework also required:
Literacy/Reading Methods 3
Instructional Methods 3
Meeting Special Learning Needs, Exceptionalities
and Diversity
Total Senior Institution Semester Hours: 9
Total Required Semester Hours: 27

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