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 CPCC's main website to apply for admission.

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.

Registration is now open for Spring 2019 classes! Click course links to view dates and seat availability of online General Pedagogy classes. Then go to Get Started tab on the left.

For details on competencies, click General Pedagogy Courses.

Online and hybrid courses for Birth-Kindergarten license.

Eligibility for Lateral Entry Program Code C55430:

  • A signed  Plan of Study from the NC Department of Public Instruction Licensure Section, Regional Alternative Licensing Center (RALC) or a welcome letter from CMS CTE for LTAP, and
  • A four-year degree from a regionally-accredited university.
  • 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