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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 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 ([email protected] edu) for questions.
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 Mc. Cord Muse ([email protected] edu) to find out how to get started at WCU!
RALC Plan of Study
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 [email protected] edu 828. 227. 7027 Sarah Orr – Administrative Support [email protected] edu Barbara Schade – Licensure Specialist [email protected] edu Rachel Wike – Coordinator Distance and Special Programs [email protected] edu Annie Mc. Cord Muse – RALC and Distance Education Advisor [email protected] edu
Helpful Links WCU’s Office of Alternative Licensure – alternativelicensure. wcu. edu WCU’s Application Distance Undergraduate - https: //www 1. cfnc. org/applications/WCU_Dist_Ed/apply. html? application_id=3631 Graduate - http: //www. wcu. edu/academics/wcu-graduate-school/prospective-graduatestudents/apply-now. asp Licensure FAQs - http: //www. wcu. edu/academics/departments-schoolscolleges/CEAP/ceap-depts/teacher-and-school-professional-licensure/licensurefaqs. asp Regional Alternative Licensing Center - www. ralc. us PRAXIS Information - https: //www. ets. org/praxis NC Department of Public Instruction - http: //www. ncpublicschools. org/