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Learn essential skills to reach your students and more effectively maximize their learning.
Receive individualized coaching to manage/organize yourself, your time, and your classroom.
Belong to a cohort of likeminded professionals who support one another throughout the program experience.
Discover ways to use your prior experience/education as a unique skillset to be a teacher leader.
EDU 321: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
EDU 451: Classroom Management
EDU 320: Language Arts/Social Studies Methods
EDU 322: Coaching
MTH 210: Fundamental Concepts of Math *
EDU 361: Elementary Reading *
EDU 413: Coaching
EDU 439: Math/Science Methods
EDU 331: Teaching Diverse Learners
EDU 333: Instructional Technology
EDU 453*: Submitting the edTPA
* Course specifically designed to prepare candidates for licensure exams/requirements.
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.
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 residency license and earn a North Carolina Professional Educator’s Continuing License, all residency elementary education teachers must pass the Pearson N.C. Foundations of Reading exam and either the Pearson N.C. General Curriculum Math Subtest or the Praxis Mathematics Content Knowledge (7803) Exam. Elementary education residency teachers may take their licensure exams at any time; however, Barton College's program helps elementary education residency teachers prepare to meet this requirement in an intentional, sequenced manner.