Program of Study

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, and community collaborations, and classroom organization and management to enhance learning. Courses offered by partnering senior institutions include instructional methods, literacy, and diversity.


Careers Available

The program provides a foundational avenue at the two-year level to pursue certification to teach by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.


Recommended Skills

High-school Algebra I, computer skills, and CPT testing


Helpful Personal Attributes

Good motivation to work with children ages 0-18, good judgment and a sense of responsibility, ability to work as a member of a team, possess good oral and written and communication skills.

Program Offerings

Program Credential Level Offered Code
Lateral Entry Certificate Day C55430

Program Contact

For more information, contact Sharon Davis, Program Coordinator for School-Age Education & Forsyth Tech Teacher’s Academy at 336.734.7964, or