Introducing the Belmont Abbey College Lateral Entry Alternative Program (LEAP)
Lateral entry allows qualified individuals to obtain a teaching position in North Carolina and begin teaching right away, while acquiring a professional educator’s license as they teach. The path from lateral entry to full licensure can take as long as 3 years to complete through a menu of state-required classes at a variety of colleges. The Abbey LEAP pathway requires only 6 college classes completed during your first year of teaching! Or you may enter and complete LEAP while you apply for a position, or even while you’re just beginning to consider if the teaching profession is right for you.