THE LATERAL ENTRY PATHWAY HAS PHASED OUT.
SEE THE NEW ALTERNATIVE LICENSURE PROGRAM - RESIDENCY MODEL PATHWAY.
The residency license is a new licensure pathway that is replacing what the field currently knows as lateral entry. Many of the components associated with this new route are similar to how lateral entry functions.
What is the Residency License and its requirements?
The residency license is a one-year pathway, renewable up to two times (for a total of three years). It is for candidates that meet the content requirements of licensure but may still need pedagogy requirements.
Individuals must meet the following requirements:
1) holds, at a minimum, a
baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher
2) has either completed 24 hours of coursework in the requested licensure area OR passed the North Carolina State Board of Education (NCSBE) required content area examination(s) for the requested licensure area;
3) is enrolled in a recognized Educator Preparation Program (EPP) and admittance will require a 2.7 GPA, and;
4) meets all other
requirements established by the NCSBE, including completing preservice
requirements prior to teaching.
For more information:
NCDPI Residency Information