Do I qualify to be a lateral entry teacher?
ONE of the following must apply:
- You must hold a bachelor or master degree in a relevant area from a regionally accredited college or university
- You must have completed 24 semester hours in a teaching area
- You Must hold a bachelor degree and pass the NCSBE approved exam(s) in a relevant area
- You must have earned a minimum GPA of 2.5
- You must be a 1st or 2nd year teacher employed by a participating district.
If I am a lateral entry teacher, am I eligible to participate?
The participant must be a first or second year teacher. This program is designed for teachers seeking licensure in all middle and secondary areas including Career Technical Education. Also, the CCTI program is suited for teachers seeking K-12 licensure in the following content areas:
- English as a Second Language
- Fine/Performing Arts
- Foreign Languages
- Physical Education
- Special Education: General Curriculum
How long will the program take?
The CC Teaching Initiative can be completed in one year. Face-to-face and synchronous online courses begin in September. Teachers may enroll at any time throughout the year and begin Course 1 online. At the completion of the program, participants will be prepared to lead a classroom and be a fully licensed teacher.
What is the cost?
If you are selected to join the CCTI Program, your cost will be $2,000.
Why should I choose CCTI?
Central Carolina Teaching Initiative teachers work in partnership with students and families in unique communities. Each school district has a distinct story and opportunity for impact. The CC Teaching Initiative provides teachers with an accelerated alternative teacher licensure program. Our program uniquely blends knowledge acquisition with hands-on application. The CC Teaching Initiative includes three core components 1) relevant coursework aligned to the first year teacher cycle; 2) dedicated coaches trained to support new educators; and 3) a network of beginning teachers that serve as a resource to collaboratively design solutions for common problems of practice.
- Relevant Coursework: The CC Teaching Initiative program enriches teacher preparation through a clinical practice that is interwoven with coursework. This approach creates opportunities for teachers to connect what they learn through the coursework with the challenge of using it directly in their classroom. Teachers learn by doing as they blend practitioner and academic knowledge.
- Dedicated Coaches: Specific formative instructional coaching tailored to meet the needs of beginning teachers as they transition into the teaching profession. The program includes services that deliver blended coaching and mentor support that enhances the skills developed through the program of study.
- Beginning Teacher Network: A peer network is incorporated into the program to provide teachers with opportunities to share promising practices and troubleshoot challenges with peers from your region who understand the unique complexity of the challenges you confront.
Will I have a clear license after completing CCTI?
After the participant successfully completes: 1) the CCTI coursework, 2) one year of coaching support, 3) all required state licensure exams, and 4) other requirements of beginning teachers, the residency license can be converted to a Initial Professional License.
What districts participate?
- Durham Public Schools
- Halifax County Schools
- Johnston County Schools
- Northampton County Schools
- Orange County Schools
- Person County Schools
- Wake County Public Schools
- Warren County Schools
- Wilson County Schools
What are teachers saying?
“My coach is amazing, she is constantly helping me come up with ideas and activities to try with my students.”
Marica Rawls, LATP Class of 2017-19
“These sessions have changed my approach to teaching. My students are more engaged… I’m taking less time to put together more comprehensive lessons and it has overall been a great experience for me.”
Kiarra McCoy, LATP Class of 2017-19
“I have learned so much information and it’s not just overwhelming book stuff, it’s viable, useful, hands on approaches that have made a huge difference and positive impact on my teaching abilities and style as a first year beginning teacher.”
Mable D. Jefferys, LATP, Class of 2017-19
How do I apply?
To view application criteria and get started, click the button below: Apply Now
By joining CC Teaching Initiative, you will join a network of teachers who share your convictions and determination to collectively work toward all kids have access to an excellent education. To learn how you can join this powerful network contact: