Teacher Education - Lateral Entry
The Central Piedmont Teacher Education - Lateral Entry program is an alternate route to teaching which allows school systems to hire candidates with at least a bachelor's degree to teach, based on their commitment 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.