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CTE LATERAL ENTRY
TEACHERS
All Lateral Entry Teacher will receive a Provisional License. Must complete
requirements outlined by NCDPI within 3 years to obtain a clear NC teacher
license.
What do I need to do?
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Once hired, obtain North Carolina Teacher License
Work through CMS Licensure case manager to submit forms
to Dept of Public Instruction in Raleigh NC
Best Practices for Licensing
 Order transcripts immediately, order an extra copy for
your files
 Complete paperwork promptly and thoroughly
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Registration form
Education transcripts
Work experience
Own the process, get it submitted quickly
Check with case manager regularly
How long will it take to get my
provisional license
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6-12 weeks after CMS submits paperwork you will
receive a NC Provisional Teaching License
This will be mailed to your home address
Once you receive your License
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LICENSE – Review & understand type of license you
have been issued
LETTER – Understand requirements outlined in the
letter accompanying the License
Scan a copy and keep original in safe place
Contact CTE Coordinator – set up appointment to
review License and Letter
Effective date vs. Issue date
3 Year Lateral Entry Licensing Options
Choose
1 of the following – NOT interchangeable
• CTE’s Lateral Teacher Assistance
Program (LTAP), in partnership
with CPCC utilizes existing
Professional Development
classes within the district and
CPCC. LTAP is designed to meet
licensure competencies under the
NC Professional Teacher
Standards.
• www.ralc.us
LTAP
RALC
• Alternative path to obtain NC
license. RALC will review past
experience/education and
create a plan of study.
• Affiliate with a North Carolina
approved university that offers
an education program in your
area of study. They will outline
courses necessary to obtain
clear license.
Approved NC
University
Which plan should I choose?
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COURSEWORK
OFEREDinterchangeable
BY
LICENSURE
License
Choose
of the
following – NOT
Program
Options CPCC and Community 4 Yr
Option of
NC SP1
Reciprocal
CMS
LTAP
RALC
University
College
University
earning
Graduate
Credit
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License
with other
states
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Do I need to start Year 1?
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YES - ALL PLANS REQUIRE ANNUAL PROGRESS
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MAP OUT A 3 YEAR COMPLETION PLAN
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CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
 WHEN
ARE CLASSES OFFERED
 WHAT IS THE COST OF TUITION
 ARE SUMMER CLASSES OFFERED
 ARE YOU SEEKING A MASTERS
Getting started
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Make your decision and get started. You must show
progress during each year including year 1.
Inform CMS Licensure Case Manager of the path
you have chosen. Submit evidence of annual
progress to Licensure at the end of each school
year
Avoid licensing trouble?
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Be careful of advice from others. Know what’s
required for you
Putting it off – put off cleaning your closet but don't
ignore your license!
If you don’t get an answer, keep asking.
OWN IT

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