REQUIREMENTS FOR LATERAL ENTRY
A. The provisional licensed teacher (lateral entry) and the employing school system submit transcripts to the Catawba Rosenwald Education Center (located at 403 6th Avenue SW, Catawba, NC 28609. Phone: 828-241-5838) for a transcript evaluation.
B. The Catawba Rosenwald Education Center will evaluate the transcripts and suggest a plan of study.
C. If the provisional licensed teacher selects Mars Hill University to pursue permanent licensure, he/she makes an appointment with the Chair of the Education Department and a copy of the suggested plan of study and letter confirming employment by the public school system should be provided.
D. The provisional licensed teacher applies for admission to the college through the Adult & Graduate Studies department and takes the courses as outlined by the Catawba Rosenwald Education Center .
E. Lateral entry students must attain a cumulative minimum 2.50 grade point average and meet PRAXIS II testing requirements as outlined by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
F. Upon completion of the requirements outlined in the initial transcript evaluation or its equivalent, he/she is recommended for licensure by the Catawba Rosenwald Education Center or by the school system.