Teacher Education

Career Coach buttonThe Teacher Education Program prepares you to instruct children in Pre-K through 12th grade.

If you are interested in becoming a classroom teacher, you may choose to pursue an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree.

If you are interested in becoming a teacher's assistant, you should pursue the Teacher's Assistant Certificate.

Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.)

The two-year Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree provides a foundation for you to transfer to a four-year university for a bachelor's degree leading to teacher certification.

The A.A.T. no longer requires completion of TECA courses for Early Childhood majors; however, TECA courses are still offered for transfer to universities.

Coursework is determined by choosing one of the following specializations:

  • Early Childhood–6th
  • Grades 4–8
  • 8th –12th

Courses are offered at Northeast and South Campuses.


Northeast Campus

South Campus


Teacher's Assistant Certificate

The Teacher's Assistant Certificate Program is designed for teacher assistants currently working or planning to work in a private or public school setting. Courses provide a foundation in child development and teaching strategies.

The program requires completion of 25 hours of prescribed coursework.

Primarily, courses are offered online and at Northeast Campus. Several courses that are a part of the teacher's assistant certificate program are offered at South Campus as well.

Criminal Background Checks

A criminal background check will be required to enroll in any EDUC or TECA course. You are assessed this $23 fee once a year.



Northeast Campus
Stephanie Scroggins,Ph.D., Department Chair of Child Development and Education
NFAC 1228A

Rosa Mendez, Ph.D., Professor of Education and Coordinator for Education and Teacher Assistant Programs
NFAC 1222A

South Campus
Shereah Taylor, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Teacher Education Programs
SMITH 1124



Updated February 19, 2015


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