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EDU 451: Classroom Management (2 hours)
EDU 321: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Lateral Entry (3 hours)
EDU 322: Coaching for Solutions for Lateral Entry (1 hour)
EDU 320: Language Arts & Social Studies for Lateral Entry (3 hours)
EDU 210: Fundamental Concepts of Math (3 hours)
EDU 413: Coaching for Planning & Teaching (1 hour)
EDU 439: Math & Science Methods for Lateral Entry (3 hours)
EDU 361: Elementary Reading (3 hours)
EDU 459: Differentiating Instruction for Lateral Entry (2 hours)
EDU 331: Teaching Diverse Learners for Lateral Entry (2 hours)
EDU 333: Instructional Technology for Lateral Entry (1 hour)
Barton College’s Elementary Education Lateral-Entry Program was developed with input from curriculum experts in the Wilson County School System and provides lateral-entry teachers with the skills to become operational as soon as possible.
The first semester focuses on classroom management, including understanding and aligning standards, pacing guides, and creating lesson plans. Built into the first semester is a minimum of three coaching visits to your classroom by your Baron College professor to help with classroom management issues and curriculum implementation.
The second semester focuses on improving curricular skills and ensuring that you have the math skills you need, as well as helping you prepare for licensure tests. A coaching component is built into the second semester, with a minimum of three classroom visits by your professor.
The third semester focuses in depth on teaching math, science, and reading.
The final semester emphasizes differentiation, diversity, working with special needs students, and the inclusion of technology as a teaching tool.
The total program is designed to address the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards and the North Carolina Teacher Education Specialty Area Standards in Elementary Education.
In order to clear the lateral-entry license and earn a North Carolina Professional Educator’s Continuing License, all lateral-entry elementary education teachers must pass all three Pearson exams: N.C. Foundations of Reading, N.C. General Curriculum Multi-Subjects Subtest, and N.C. General Curriculum Math Subtest. Barton College’s program helps elementary education lateral-entry teachers meet this requirement in a sequenced manner. Elementary education lateral-entry teachers may take the Pearson tests at any time. To ensure the tests are taken and passed as appropriate, our program has built in the following prerequisites: