Lateral Entry

Teaching and Education Careers

Fall Semester dates: October 15 - December 11, 2018.

Spring Semester Dates: January 10 - March 8, and March 18 - May 11, 2019

Summer Semester Dates: May 20 - July 16, 2019


New students: See Eligibility below. Then go to Get started to apply.

Returning students: Send course request to

Our Lateral Entry program offers eight-week online pedagogy courses that meet RALC plan of study requirements, though does not grant a degree or teaching certificate.

Open course links to view dates, sections, and seat availability of online General Pedagogy classes for 2018-2019.

For details on competencies, click General Pedagogy Courses.

Online and hybrid courses for Birth-Kindergarten license.

Eligibility for Lateral Entry Program Code C55430:

  • A four-year degree from a regionally-accredited university, and
  • A welcome letter from CMS CTE for Lateral Teacher Assistance Program (LTAP), or
  • A signed  Plan of Study or Qualifying Letter from the NC Department of Public Instruction Licensure Section, Regional Alternative Licensing Center (RALC).
  • Visit RALC website to find details on the NC Lateral Entry teaching license, upcoming deadlines, and qualifications. A link to the NC State Board approved testing requirements and information is found under the Resources tab. Contact the Charlotte RALC office: 980.343.5406,

    For more information, contact Karen Anderson:

    704.330.4740 or, or