For the college's coronavirus updates, please visit www.cpcc.edu/coronavirus.
NC Governor Roy Cooper announced Sept. 1 he is moving the state into Phase 2.5. Playgrounds will open, and businesses like gyms and museums across the state can reopen at reduced capacity as of Sept. 4. The Governor emphasized that safety measures such as face-coverings, social distancing, and frequent hand washing should still be followed.
Central Piedmont continues to offer fall semester classes in multiple formats with the majority of classes being taught online.
Registration for fall short session classes — as well as Corporate and Continuing Education courses — is ongoing.
Learn more and stay up to date at www.cpcc.edu/coronavirus.
Teacher Education - Lateral Entry
The Central Piedmont Teacher Education - Lateral Entry program gives you an alternate route to start teaching if you have at least a bachelor's degree and commit to complete a teacher education program over the next three years.
What You Will Learn
Our lateral entry teacher education program offers eight-week online pedagogy courses that meet Regional Alternative Licensing Centers (RALC) plan of study requirements, though does not grant a degree or teaching certificate. Individual plans of study are prescribed for lateral entry teachers who must complete necessary educational coursework required for a professional educator’s license.
Why Choose Central Piedmont
Our general pedagogy education courses are approved for employed and prospective teachers who have a current plan of study or qualification letter on file with one of the four RALC offices.
Real World Education
At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.