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Summer classes begin June 9th

You can register any time after May 4th by calling or emailing Sheila Priest at sheila.priest@cpcc.edu or 704-330-4693.

In order to take any of the following lateral entry courses, you must have a four-year degree from a regionally-accredited college or university, 2.5 overall GPA and a Plan of Study to pursue licensure in a North Carolina public or charter school from the Regional Alternative Licensing Center (RALC):

There are nine (9) pedagogical competencies required by The Department of Public Instruction to obtain licensure. CPCC offers four (4) of those at the present time, and our university partners, UNCC and Pfeiffer University offer three (3). Many of the licensure area competencies on your plan from the RALC may also be met with courses through CPCC.

None of these courses are open to Early Childhood Education majors.

Information concerning the Regional Alternative Licensing Center can be found at this website: http://www.ralc.us/ On the home page, click on “prospective teacher” on the left side of the menu. This will take you to a link where you are apprised of the qualifications for working with the RALC. The Site Coordinator is Ms. Penny Powell to whom you should direct all questions concerning the RALC: pennyj.powell@cms.k12.nc.us or she can also be reached at 980-343-5406.

Praxis Exam information can be found at this website: www.ets.org/praxis

COURSES:

EDU 243-L01 Learning Theory
This course provides an introduction to learning theory, various styles of learning, and motivational factors involved in the learning process. Emphasis will be placed on the development of cognitive skills using the seven types of intelligence and applying these to practical classroom situations.

EDU 244-L01 – Human Growth and Development (middle grades and secondary learners)
This course introduces lateral entry teachers to theories and stages related to human growth and development, from birth through adolescence. Emphasis will be placed on the developmental stages of a child’s life in the areas of: physical, emotional, social, intellectual and moral development growth.

EDU 271-L01 Educational  Technology
This course introduces the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in all educational settings. Topics include technology concepts, instructional strategies, materials and adaptive technology for children with exceptionalities, facilitation of assessment/evaluation, and ethical issues surrounding the use of technology. Course all on-line.

EDU 163-L01 Classroom Management & Instruction -This course examines management and instructional techniques with school-age populations. Topics include classroom management and organization, teacher strategies, individual student differences and learning styles, and developmentally-appropriate classroom guidance techniques. Course all on-line. (Will not meet the Methods competency on your RALC plan).

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Questions, contact: Sheila Priest @ 704-330-4693,  sheila.priest@cpcc.edu