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.
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:
Courses are offered at Northeast and South Campuses.
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.
A criminal background check will be required to enroll in any EDUC or TECA course. You are assessed this $23 fee once a year.
Stephanie Scroggins,Ph.D., Department Chair of Child Development and Education
Rosa Mendez, Ph.D., Professor of Education and Coordinator for Education and Teacher
Shereah Taylor, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Teacher Education Programs
Updated July 16, 2014