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 May 20, 2022.

FAQ

  • What is Lateral Entry?
    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 (RALC).

 

  • Do the classes meet online, or in person?
    All classes are offered online through Moodle. Some courses have sessions via teleconference in addition to the online coursework.

 

  • How do I apply?
    First, you must have a Plan of Study from RALC, issued prior to April 2019. If you have a RALC issued prior to April 2019, please complete these steps to apply to the program.

 

  • I do not have a RALC issued prior to April 2019. Do you have a Residency program I could complete instead?
    While UNC Asheville is authorized to have a Residency program, we unfortunately do not have one at the moment. In the event that we create one, please add yourself to our email list (below) if you would like to be notified.

 

  • I am a current Lateral Entry student. How do I register and pay for classes?
    Follow these steps to register and pay for classes. See the Registrar’s website for registration schedules and more information.

If you would like to receive program updates, add yourself to our email list! If you have additional questions, please contact disted@unca.edu.

 

Courses

More information on classes (including Course Reference Numbers) can be found on the Class Schedules page of the Registrar’s site.

Fall 2021

 

Term II Classes:

  • Learning Theory
    Instructor: Margaret Hyatt
    *Meets Requirements: General Pedagogy C: Learning Theory*
    Required Texts:

    • 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
    **Class Canceled**

    Instructors: Susan Wilson and April Spencer

    *Meets Requirements: General Pedagogy E: Literacy/Reading*

     

  • Introduction to Exceptional Children for Lateral Entry Teachers
    Instructor: Cassandra Jarman
    *Meets Requirements: General Pedagogy D: Introduction to Exceptional Children*
    Required Texts:

    • 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 Francisco: Jossey-Bass. ISBN 9781138085053 (3rd edition)


Spring 2022 Classes

Term I Classes:

  • Intro to Exceptional Children for Lateral Entry Teachers
    Instructor: Cassandra Jarman
    *Meets Requirements: General Pedagogy D*
    Required Texts:

    • Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education (10th ed.) Heward, W. (2013). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Publishing.
    • The Complete Guide to Special Education: Expert Advice on Evaluations, IEPs, and Helping Kids Succeed. Wilmshurst, L. (2010). (2nd edition). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

 

  • Literacy in Content Areas
    Instructor: Susan Wilson
    *Meets Requirements: General Pedagogy E: Literacy/Reading (This is not for EC)*
    Required Texts:

    • Reading Non fiction: Notice And Notes Stances, Signposts and Strategies. Beers and Probst.

 

  • Classroom Management for EC and Regular Classroom Teachers
    Instructor: Cassandra Jarman
    *Meets Requirements: General Pedagogy F for EC; General Pedagogy L for regular Education (Classroom Management)*
    Required Texts:

    • The Classroom of Choice by Jonathan Erwin 
    • Comprehensive Classroom Management by Jones & Jones, 10th Edition (*Students do not need the MyEducationLab component with the Comprehensive Classroom Management text as in the past.)
    • Assertive Discipline by Lee Canter, 4th Edition

Term II Classes:

  • Methods and Materials of Teaching
    Instructors: April Spencer and Susan Wilson
    *Meets Requirements: General Pedagogy F: Methods*Required Texts:

    • Teach Like a Champion 2.0 by Doug Lemov, 2nd Edition