Associate of Arts
Do you want to inspire the next generation? 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.
At LCCC, the 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, and who demonstrate personal responsibility in the profession.
Students should consult a transfer institution regarding program requirements for the bachelor’s degree. 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.
About the Job
Possible career options: Teacher at a public or private elementary school
Earnings information: From the Bureau of Labor Statistics
In May of 2017, the median annual wage of secondary school teachers was $59,170.
Program of Study
For information about the courses required for this degree, students can view the Program of Study information in the LCCC catalog.
Education Program Competencies. These competencies are based on the InTASC Standards.
1. Recognize how diverse learners develop in cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical capacities.
2. Create developmentally appropriate instructional strategies through the creation of authentic, meaningful learning experiences.
3. Identify formative and summative assessment applications to improve both student learning and teacher decision-making.
4. Reflect on one’s professional commitment, leadership ability, collaborative role, and ethical responsibility in order to improve pedagogical practice.
Transfer Agreement with Four-Year Institution: Program Articulation
LCCC has partnered with a four-year institution to articulate a way for students to transfer earned credits. This articulation is a formal agreement between LCCC and the institution. This agreement matches up coursework to make the transfer process smooth and to eliminate any duplication of courses. Any deviations from the prescribed course list will not articulate.
Cost of Attendance
For general college expense, students can view LCCC’s tuition and fees Web page.