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Lateral Entry

Curriculum Description

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 the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Certificate

C55430 REVISED
NC CIP: 13.0101
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2016

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Commun Requisite 3 0 0 3
EDU 163 Classroom Mgt & Instruct Requisite 3 0 0 3
EDU 245 Policies & Procedures Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 9

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EDU 243 Learning Theory Requisite 3 0 0 3
EDU 244 Human Growth/Development Requisite 3 0 0 3
EDU 271 Educational Technology Requisite 2 2 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 9

Total Credit Hours: 18

Legend

  • : 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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

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:

                                                Lateral Entry Certificate

                                               School-Age Education Associate in Applied Science

                                               Early Childhood Education Associate in Applied Science

                                               College Transfer Options for those pursing majors in
                                               Education (Associate in Arts and Associate in Science)

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 Sharon Davis, Program Coordinator, Forsyth Tech Teachers Academy at 336-734-7964 or Phygenia Young, Chair, Human Services and Teacher Education 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.

C55430 REVISED