Lateral Entry

The State Board of Education is phasing out the “Lateral Entry Pathway”. This pathway will no longer be offered effective June 30, 2019. The entire lateral entry route will formally close and all candidates employed under this license option must have all requirements satisfied as of June 20, 2022.

Lateral entry teachers can take classes through UNC Asheville’s distance education program. Lateral entry courses  fulfill requirements for regular classroom teachers and exceptional children teachers who are hired as lateral entry teachers in the state of North Carolina.  Courses last four weeks (summer) to eight weeks (each semester) and meet specific competencies outlined by the Regional Alternative Licensing Center. Teachers who sign up for these courses must have a Plan of Study from the Regional Alternative Licensing Center. They must also fill out application forms.

Please note that all of the classes are offered online through moodle. There are two courses that meet 4 times via teleconference, in addition to the online coursework, and that is noted under Current Classes.

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How It Works

You must already be employed as a lateral entry teacher in order to enroll in lateral entry classes.

Enroll/register for classes:

  • Send us your RALC plan.  You can fax it (828.251.6492) to the attention of “Distance Education” or scan and email it (disted@unca.edu).  Please do not take a picture of it.
  • Complete Residency Determination at www.NCresidency.org. This determines your eligibility for in-state tuition.
  • Register for classes as a distance student (not non-degree) on the CFNC website if this is your first time registering for a Lateral Entry class at UNC Asheville OR if you did not take a class at UNCA in the semester directly preceeding the one for which you wish to enroll.  You must also pay a $35 non-refundable application fee. If you took a class the previous semester then fill out the Continuing Student Application and scan/email it (disted@unca.edu) or fax it (Attention “Distance Education”, 828.251.6492).  Do NOT register through UNC Asheville admissions.
  • On your application, include the course title and the course reference number (CRN).  To see what courses are offered, go to the Current Classes/Lateral Entry page.

Pay for classes:

Payment for Term I and/or Term II classes is due the first day of class for each semester.  So for the spring semester, payment is due January 16, 2018.  All classes are 3 credit hours.

Courses must be paid for by the end of the first day of class for the semester (NOT the term). You can pay for classes online, or through the Student Accounts Office.

003 Ramsey Library, CPO 1565
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804-8503
Office: 828.251.6664
Email: studentaccounts@unca.edu

If your classes are being paid for by your district, we need a letter stating this so you will not be dropped from the class.

Please note that this program is not eligible for financial aid.

There is a $35 non-refundable application fee.  If you choose to pay by check, please send it to: Marion Yeager, Ramsey Library 017, CPO 1570, One University Heights, Asheville NC  28804.

Summer 2019 Tuition & Fees

  • NC Resident: $467.43/class
  • NC Non-Resident: $2,162.31/class

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Tuition & Fees

  • NC Resident: $471.18
  • NC Non-Resident: $2,229.42

If you need to drop or withdraw from a class:

Since courses for lateral entry teachers are short, you only have a few days to drop a course. If you would like to drop a class you must email disted@unca.edu and state which class you would like to drop, including the course title and the CRN. If you decide to no longer take a course after the drop period, then you must withdraw from the course. You can find the drop and withdrawal deadlines on the Registrar’s website (click on the academic calendar for the semester for which you are enrolled).

Registration Timeline

Registration for summer 2019 will close May 31.

Spring 2019 Terms

  • Term 1: January 14 – March 8
  • Term 2: March 18 – May 8

Literacy in the Content Areas for Lateral Entry Teachers – Susan Wilson. EDUC 373.DW2. CRN: 10391

  • Term: I
  • Reading Non fiction: Notice And Notes Stances, Signposts and Strategies. by Beers and Probst; ISBN-13: 978-0325050805; ISBN-10: 0325050805

Introduction to Exceptional Children for Lateral Entry Teachers – Cassandra Jarman. EDUC 373.DW1. CRN: 10390.

  • Term: I
  • Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education (11th Edition) by William L. Heward; Hardcover, 640 Pages, Published 2017; ISBN-10: 0-13-516042-1; ISBN-13: 978-0-13-5160428
  • Complete Guide to Special Education: Expert Advice on Evaluations, IEPs, & Helping Kids Succeed, (3rd Edition) by Wilmhurst; Paperback, 304 Pages, Published March 2018; ISBN-10: 1-138-08505-7; ISBN-13: 978-1-138-08505-3.

Classroom Management for EC and Regular Classroom Teachers – Brian Powchack. EDUC 373.DW3. CRN: 10755.

  • Term: I
  • Classroom of Choice by Jonathan Erwin; ISBN 0-87120-998-5
  • The Highly Engaged Classroom (The Classroom Strategies Series) by Robert Marzano; ISBN 0982259247
  • Comprehensive Classroom Management: Creating Communities of Support and Solving Problems by Jones and Jones; ISBN: 0132903792; Published August 2012

Methods and Materials of Teaching – April Spencer and Susan Wilson. EDUC 373.DW4. CRN: 10750.

  • Term: II
  • Delivery: Online and teleconference
  • Teach Like a Champion 2.0 by Doug Lemon; ISBN:  9781118901854
  • The teleconference classes meet March 19, April 9, April 30, and May 7 5:30 – 9:00 pm.

Summer 2019 Terms

  • Term 1: June 3 – June 28
  • Term 2: July 8 – August 2.

Multicultural Diverse Learners  – William Overfelt. EDUC 373.DW3 CRN: 30128.

  • Term: Summer I
  • Students will need a microphone and webcam or smartphone that will run the VoiceThread app to post video discussions for some modules during VoiceThread activities. Students must use video to receive full credit for the VoiceThread discussions. Voicethread accounts will be provided to students at no cost to the student but students must have technology to create and post videos.
  • Nieto, S., & Bode, P. (2012). Affirming diversity: The sociopolitical context of multicultural education (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.
  • Jensen, E. (2009). Teaching with poverty in mind: What being poor does to kids’ brains and what schools can do about it. Alexandria, Va: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
  • Students will need a microphone and webcam or smartphone that will run the VoiceThread app to post video discussions for some modules during VoiceThread activities. Students must use video to receive full credit for the VoiceThread discussions. Voicethread accounts will be provided to students at no cost to the student but students must have technology to create and post videos.

Human Growth and Development – Evelyn Chiang.  EDUC 373.DW1 CRN: 30126.

  • Term: Summer I
  • Meece, J. L., & Daniels, D. H. (2008). Child and Adolescent Development for Educators (3rd ed.). McGraw-Hill.  The ISBN is 978-0-07-352576-1.

Introduction to EC for Lateral Entry Teachers – William Overfelt.  EDUC 373.DW4 CRN: 30129.

  • Term: Summer I
  • Heward, W. (2013). Exceptional Children: An introduction to special education (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Publishing.
  • Wilmshurst, L. (2010). The complete guide to special education: expert advice on evaluations, IEPs, and helping kids succeed. (2nd edition). San Franciso: Jossey-Bass.
  • Students will need a microphone and webcam or smartphone that will run the VoiceThread app to post video discussions for some modules during VoiceThread activities. Students must use video to receive full credit for the VoiceThread discussions. Voicethread accounts will be provided to students at no cost to the student but students must have technology to create and post videos.

Teaching Language Arts to Students with Disabilities – Cassandra Jarman.  EDUC 373.DW2 CRN: 30127.

  • Term: Summer I
  • Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills (3rd Edition) By: Judith R. Birsh (ISBN 978-1-59857-093-9)

Middle School Principles and Practices – Susan Wilson.  EDUC 373.DW8 CRN: 30133.

  • Term: Summer II
  • Introduction to Middle Level Education, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version — Access Card Package, 3/E; Sara D. Powell, Belmont Abbey College; ISBN-10: 0133831566 • ISBN-13: 9780133831566

Mathematics for EC Teachers – Melonee Purcell.  EDUC 373.DW7 CRN: 30132.

  • Term: Summer II
  • Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally (9th ed.)  Bay-Williams, Jennifer et al.; ISBN-13: 978-0-13-376893-0 and ISBN-10:  0-13-376893-7
  • *Please note that you will need to get a book that provides the online resources and if you purchase a used one the online resources (log in information) may not be available to you.

Reading Diagnosis for EC Teachers – Cassandra Jarman.  EDUC 373.DW5 CRN: 30130.

  • Term: Summer II
  • Diagnostic Teaching of Reading: Techniques for Instruction and Assessment 7th Edition by Barbara J. Walker  ISBN-13: 978-0132316514 *Students do NOT need the MyEducationLab component with the text.

Classroom Management for EC and Regular Classroom Teachers – Cassandra Jarman.  EDUC 373.DW6 CRN: 30131.

  • Term: Summer II
  • Assertive Discipline by Lee Canter, 4th Edition ISBN 978-1-934009-15-4
  • The Classroom of Choice by Jonathan Erwin ISBN 0-87120-829-6
  • Comprehensive Classroom Management by Jones & Jones, 10th Edition ISBN 978-0-13-269708-8 I. *Students do not need the MyEducation Lab component with the Comprehensive Classroom Management text as in the past.

Fall 2019 Terms

  • Term 1:  August 19 – October 11
  • Term 2:  October 16 – December 11

Methods and Materials for Lateral Entry Teachers – Margaret Hyatt.   CRN: 60417.

  • Term: Fall I
  • Effective Teaching Methods Research Based Practice 9th edition by Gary Borich ISBN 9780134054872 (9th)
  • Classroom Management by Jim Burke ISBN# 13-978-0-439-93446-6 Scholastic Publication

Assessment and Appraisal of Exceptional Children – William Overfelt.  CRN: 60652.

  • Term:  Fall I
  • Hoover, J., Linking assessment to instruction in multi-tiered models: A teacher’s guide to selecting reading, writing, and mathematics interventions.Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
  • Pierangelo, R., Assessment in special education: a practical approach. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. ISBN  9780134145013 (5th edition)
  • Wilmshurst, L., The complete guide to special education : expert advice on evaluations, IEPs, and helping kids succeed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. ISBN 9781138085053 (3rd edition)
  • Students will need a microphone and webcam or smartphone that will run the VoiceThread app to post video discussions for some modules during VoiceThread activities. Students must use video to receive full credit for the VoiceThread discussions. Voicethread accounts will be provided to students at no cost to the student but students must have technology to create and post videos.

Learning Theory – Margaret Hyatt.  CRN: 60418.

  • Term: Fall II
  • Educational Psychology: Theory and Practice, Loose-Leaf Version with Enhanced Pearson eText — Access Card Package, 11/E By: Robert E. Slavin, Johns Hopkins University ISBN 9780134895109 (12th edition)

Reading in the Content Areas –  Susan Eatmon and April Spencer.  CRN: 60419.

  • Term: Fall II
  • Delivery: Online and teleconference
  • Reading Non fiction: Notice And Notes Stances, Signposts and Strategies. by Beers and Probst ISBN-13: 978-0325050805 and ISBN-10: 0325050805
  • The teleconference classes will convene 5:30 – 9:00 pm for four sessions throughout the course. Dates TBA. Students must log on to the course on each of those dates/times.

Introduction to Exceptional Children for Lateral Entry Teachers – Brian Powchak.  CRN: 60612.

  • Term:  Fall II
  • Heward, W. (2013). Exceptional Children: An introduction to special education. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Publishing. ISBN 9780135160428 (11th edition)
  • Wilmshurst, L. (2010). The complete guide to special education: expert advice on evaluations, IEPs, and helping kids succeed. San Franciso: Jossey-Bass. ISBN 9781138085053 (3rd edition)

Contact disted@unca.edu or 828.251.6304 if you have any questions.