CCTI is available to lateral entry teachers who work in participating Central North Carolina school districts. Participants complete all program requirements while teaching full-time in their districts.
Program Director: Ms. Lisa Sonricker, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Class of 2018-2020 Cohort Information
|Cohort A||Durham Public Schools|
|Person County Schools|
|Location: DPS Staff Development Center, 2107 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705|
|Cohort B||Franklin County Schools|
|Warren County Schools|
|Location: 53 West River Road, Louisburg, NC|
|Cohort C||Johnston County Schools|
|Wilson County Schools|
|Location: North Johnston High School, 5915 US Hwy 301, Kenly, NC|
|Cohort D||Wake County Schools|
|Location: Daniels Middle School, 2816 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC|
|Warren County Schools|
|Halifax County Schools|
|Northampton County Schools|
|Location: William E. Davie Middle STEM Academy, 4391 Hwy 158, Roanoke Rapids, NC|
The Central Carolina Teaching Initiative (CCTI) is an accelerated alternative teacher licensure program. The CCTI offers recent college graduates and mid-career professionals who hold bachelor’s degrees in non-teaching areas the opportunity to become fully licensed teachers.
CCTI is available to lateral entry teachers who work in participating Central North Carolina school districts. Participants complete all program requirements while teaching full-time in their districts. See program-at-a glance on page two for further details.
Who is eligible to participate?
The participant must be a first or second year lateral entry teacher. The program accepts participants who have earned Bachelor’s degrees from a Regionally Accredited College or University. 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
How long does it take to complete the CCTI program?
The participants will be able to complete all CCTI program requirements in one year.
When can a lateral-entry teacher apply for licensure?
After the participant successfully completes: 1) the CCTI coursework, 2) two years of coaching and mentor support, 3) all required state licensure exams, and 4) other requirements of beginning teachers, the lateral entry license can be converted to a Standard Initial License.
What sets the CCTI program apart from other alternative licensure programs?
The CCTI program is based on three pillars of learning to best prepare lateral entry teachers for successful careers in education. First, our coursework provides teachers with practical applications that they can immediately implement in their classrooms. Second, the program operates on a cohort model to strengthen peer learning, collaboration, and community. Lastly, CCTI teachers work with a school-based mentor and instructional coach to support all professional learning experiences.
For further questions about the CCTI program, please contact our staff at:
Ms. Lisa Sonricker, Program Director, email@example.com
Your school district will make the final decision regarding acceptance. If you have any questions regarding the status of your application, please contact your HR Department.