Lateral Entry

Lateral Entry FAQ and Courses

 

 

 

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.

Spring 2021

  • Term I: January 19-March 9
  • Term II: March 11-April 27

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 Eatmon
    *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.)
    • The Highly Engaged Classroom by Robert Marzano & Debra Pickering 

Term II Classes:

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

    (This course has several Synchronous meetings from 5:30 – 9:00: March 16, March 30, April 20 and May 4. You must attend these virtual meetings.)

    Required Texts:

    • Effective Teaching Methods Research Based Practice (9th edition) by Gary Borich. 
    • Classroom Management by Jim Burke. Scholastic Publication.

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Summer 2021

Term I Classes:

  • Multicultural Diverse Learners
    Instructor: William Overfelt
    *Meets Requirements: EC Competency J: Multicultural Learners*
    Required Materials:

    • 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
    Instructor: Evelyn Chiang
    *Meets Requirements: General Pedagogy B: Human Growth*
    Required Texts:

    • 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
    Instructor: William Overfelt
    *Meets Requirements: General Curriculum D: Intro to EC*
    Required Materials:

    • 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 Francisco: 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
    Instructor: Cassandra Jarman
    *Meets Requirements: EC Competency I: Teaching LA to Students with Disabilities*
    Required Texts:

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

Term II Classes:

  • Mathematics for EC Teachers
    Instructor: Melonee Purcell
    *Meets Requirements: EC Competency G: Teaching Mathematics to Students with Disabilities*
    Required Texts:

    • Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally (10th ed.)  Bay-Williams, Jennifer et al.; ISBN-13: 9780134800349 *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.*

 

  • Classroom Management for EC and Regular Classroom Teachers
    Instructor: Cassandra Jarman
    *Meets Requirements: General Pedagogy I: Classroom Management, & EC Competency F: Classroom and Behavior Management*
    Required Texts:

    • 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.*

 

  • Middle School Principles and Practices
    Instructor: Susan Eatmon
    *Meets Requirements: General Pedagogy A: Middle Grades Philosophy*
    Required Texts:

    • Introduction to Middle Level Education by Sara Davis Powell, 4th edition. Pearson ISBN 13: 978-0-13-498680-7

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Fall 2021

Term I Classes:

  • Methods and Materials for Lateral Entry Teachers
    Instructor: Margaret Hyatt
    *Meets Requirements: General Pedagogy F: Instructional Methods*
    Required Texts:

    • 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
    Instructor: William Overfelt
    *Meets Requirements: Special Education Competency E: Implementing Assessment and Evaluation*
    Required Materials:

    • 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.

 

  • Reading Diagnosis for EC Teachers
    Instructor: Cassandra Jarman
    *Meets Requirements: EC Competency H: Diagnosis of Reading Disabilities*
    Required Texts:

    • 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.*

 

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
    Instructors: Susan Eatmon and April Spencer
    *Meets Requirements: General Pedagogy E: Literacy/Reading*

    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.

    Required Texts:

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

 

  • 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)