Lateral Entry Programs at WCU Lateral Entry FAQs

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Lateral Entry Programs at WCU

Lateral Entry Programs at WCU

Lateral Entry FAQs Complete a minimum of six semester hours of coursework from your

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

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.

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

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

RALC Plan of Study

If you already have a RALC plan of study and need to know where

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

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 teachercert@wcu. edu 828. 227. 7027 Sarah Orr –

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

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/