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The Lateral Entry curriculum provides a course of study leading to the development of the general pedagogy competencies needed to become certified to teach by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
Course work includes human growth and development, learning theory, instructional technology, school policies and procedures, home, school, community collaborations, classroom organization and management to enhance learning. Courses offered by partnering senior institutions include instructional methods, literacy and diversity.
Graduates should meet the general pedagogy competencies within the first three years of teaching, including a minimum of six semester hours per school year. Additional requirements, such as pre-service training and passing the PRAXIS, are required for licensure.
The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.
NC CIP: 13.0101
POS Approved: Fall 2012
|Course||Course Title||HOURS PER WEEK|
|Class||Lab/ Shop||Clinical/ WBL||Credit|
|EDU 131||Child, Family, & Commun||3||0||0||3|
|EDU 163||Classroom Mgt & Instruct||3||0||0||3|
|EDU 245||Policies & Procedures||3||0||0||3|
|EDU 243||Learning Theory||3||0||0||3|
|EDU 244||Human Growth/Development||3||0||0||3|
|EDU 271||Educational Technology||2||2||0||3|
Total Credit Hours: 18
- : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
- : Local Requirement
- : Instructional Service Agreement
- : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
The Forsyth Tech Teachers Academy
The Forsyth Tech Teachers Academy (formerly the Winston-Salem Teachers Academy) was established to provide assistance and guidance to prospective teachers for the Forsyth and Stokes County schools. The purpose of the Academy is to provide a center for information, credential review and referral services to students contemplating teaching careers PreK-12. The goal is to provide a single location for information and assistance that will result in a greater pool of unconditionally licensed teachers for the two counties served by the College. Services include general information regarding pathways into teacher education programs for students pursuing an associate in applied science degree (AAS) in Early Childhood Education, School-Age Education (as Para-professionals); college transfer bachelor’s degree; guidance for non-teaching degree individuals; and, currently employed lateral-entry teachers who are seeking licensure.
At Forsyth Tech, the following associate degrees are suitable pathways into teacher education programs connecting to four-year institutions:
Early Childhood Education
Associate in Arts Pre-Major Elementary Education
Associate in Arts Pre-Major Middle Grades Education
Associate in Arts Pre-Major Special Education
Associate in Science Pre-Major Biology and Biology Education
Associate in Science Pre-Major Chemistry and Chemistry Education
Associate in Science Pre-Major Mathematics Education
*Lateral Entry Certificate
In addition, the Forsyth Tech Teachers Academy coordinates continuing education units (CEU) renewal classes for teacher education through our Economic and Workforce Development program.
For further information contact Phygenia F. Young, Program Coordinator, Forsyth Tech Teachers Academy at 336-734-7965.
* The Lateral Entry curriculum provides a course of study leading to the development of the general pedagogy competencies needed to become certified to teach by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
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