Presentation on theme: "Lateral Entry Programs at WCU. Lateral Entry FAQs Complete a minimum of six semester hours of coursework from your plan of study during each year of."— Presentation transcript:
Lateral Entry FAQs Complete a minimum of six semester hours of coursework from your plan of study during each year of employment on a lateral-entry license (maximum of three years to complete all coursework). Attain a passing score on the appropriate Praxis II subject exam(s) during the first three school years of holding the lateral entry license if the exam(s) was/were not the basis of qualifying for the license. The lateral entry license is issued for three years, but requires annual progress toward completion (at least six semester hours/year) of an approved teacher education program. This can be done through a university affiliation or a Regional Alternative Licensing Center (RALC). The university affiliation will give you nationally accredited backing. There are face-to-face and fully online teacher education programs available through Western’s College of Education.
WCU Programs Online Programs Birth to Kindergarten Special Education (General and Adapted Curriculum) Secondary Programs – require a relevant undergraduate degree 9-12 Social Sciences 9-12 Science (comprehensive) 9-12 English Residential (Face-To-Face) Programs 9-12 Mathematics K-12 Spanish K-12 Art Interested in one of our plans? Check out our website and fill out our Eligibility Form for more information! Alternativelicensure.wcu.edu Contact Sarah Orr (firstname.lastname@example.org) for email@example.com
WCU Plan of Study Option to add the MAT once licensure is completed.
RALC Regional Alternative Licensing Center The RALC can provide you with a plan of study outlining courses that can be taken at any University in North Carolina. WCU offers a variety of RALC approved courses online. The RALC is recognized only by North Carolina. Already have a RALC plan of study? Contact Annie McCord Muse (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out how to get started at WCUemail@example.com
If you already have a RALC plan of study and need to know where courses are offered… Under ‘Courses’, Choose Licensure Area Choose your Licensure Area See a list of Universities that offer courses you need!
Terminology RALC – Regional Alternative Licensing Center Can develop a plan of study for you as a lateral entry teacher with courses that can be taken at any University in NC. PRAXIS I & II Provisional License ??
Helpful Contacts Office of Alternative Licensure firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 828.227.7027 Sarah Orr – Administrative Support firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Barbara Schade – Licensure Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Rachel Wike – Coordinator Distance and Special Programs firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Annie McCord Muse – RALC and Distance Education Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Helpful Links WCU’s Office of Alternative Licensure – alternativelicensure.wcu.edu WCU’s Application Distance Undergraduate - https://www1.cfnc.org/applications/WCU_Dist_Ed/apply.html?application_id=3631 https://www1.cfnc.org/applications/WCU_Dist_Ed/apply.html?application_id=3631 Graduate - http://www.wcu.edu/academics/wcu-graduate-school/prospective- graduate-students/apply-now.asphttp://www.wcu.edu/academics/wcu-graduate-school/prospective- graduate-students/apply-now.asp Licensure FAQs - http://www.wcu.edu/academics/departments-schools- colleges/CEAP/ceap-depts/teacher-and-school-professional- licensure/licensure-faqs.asphttp://www.wcu.edu/academics/departments-schools- colleges/CEAP/ceap-depts/teacher-and-school-professional- licensure/licensure-faqs.asp Regional Alternative Licensing Center - www.ralc.uswww.ralc.us PRAXIS Information - https://www.ets.org/praxishttps://www.ets.org/praxis NC Department of Public Instruction - http://www.ncpublicschools.org/http://www.ncpublicschools.org/