Education Program

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What will I learn?

If you are interested in mentoring our youth and inspiring the next generation, teaching may be a great career choice. 

The LCCC education program develops competent, highly reflective educators

  • who understand how diverse learners grow and develop
  • who integrate current research into teaching practice
  • who apply effective assessment and instructional strategies
  • who demonstrate personal responsibility in the profession

Students in the education program learn how to create engaging lessons and activities to meet the needs of different learners. They also participate in classroom observations and a practicum in a school setting.

After completing the education degree program at LCCC, students must transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor's degree before applying for teacher licensure. 

The education program at LCCC offers two Associate of Arts degree options to choose from based on the ages with whom you wish to work:

Associate of Arts

The Elementary Education Concentration is designed for students interested in pursuing a teaching career in an elementary (K-6) setting. Students gain knowledge and skills by participating in student-centered activities, inquiry projects, and practical classroom experiences in public schools.

Most school districts require anyone observing, volunteering, working, with students to submit to a background check. At LCCC, you will need to pass a background check before you begin your practicum in the public school setting.

Available at the Cheyenne main campus and online and online.

What can I do with this degree?

Graduates need to continue their education at a four-year institution to earn at least a bachelor's degree to become a teacher in a public or private school setting.

Associate of Arts

The Education Program is for students interested in a teaching career in secondary education. Pre-service teachers gain knowledge and skills by participating in student-centered activities, inquiry projects, and practical classroom experiences in public schools.

Most school districts require anyone observing, volunteering, working, with students to submit to a background check. At LCCC, you will need to pass a background check before you begin your practicum in the public school setting.

Available at the Cheyenne main campus and online.

What can I do with this degree?

Graduates need to continue their education at a four-year institution to earn at least a bachelor's degree to become a teacher in a public or private school setting.

Career Information

Career Resources: Visit LCCC's Career Center to explore resources for selecting a program pathway and career/job data.

Cost of Attendance

For general college expense, students can view LCCC’s tuition and fees Web page. Students in this program typically incur additional expenses of $20 for a background check and $50 for a course fee for EDUC 2100.