Education (EDUC) courses
Texas Early Childhood Articulation (TECA)Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) Degrees (Teacher Preparation/Education)
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Education courses help develop an understanding of how people learn and develop throughout life. Learning Framework, EDUC 1300, is an interdisciplinary course that addresses critical thinking and application of learning strategies. Other Education courses include an introduction to the teaching profession, principles and practices of multicultural education and introduction to special populations.
Texas Early Childhood Articulation (TECA) is a separate rubric of specialized courses for working with children from infancy through age 12. It includes skills for dealing with children, families, communities and schools, including parent education, lifestyles, child abuse and family life issues. Students participate in field experiences with varied and diverse populations in these age groups.
Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degrees are designed to transfer to baccalaureate (four-year) programs that lead to initial Texas teacher certification. Sometimes listed by individual colleges as Teacher Preparation or Teacher Education, these degrees are approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).
Students who complete the 42 hour credits of the Core Curriculum are assured by Texas state law that transfer is guaranteed to any Texas public college or university.
See a chart of all AAT degrees including program specifications.
(Early childhood through grade 6)
(Generalist grades 4-8 and special education from early childhood through grade 12)
Education courses are listed under the four-letter rubrics (course prefixes):
NOTE: Education courses are included in the four Associate of Arts in Teaching Degrees offered by colleges of DCCCD. These programs are sometimes called Teacher Preparation or Teacher Education by individual colleges.
Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor to discuss your educational and career goals.
Check the current class schedule at the DCCCD college you plan to attend to see what classes are offered in a given semester. See the
browsable class schedules of the colleges of DCCCD.
The core of learning in college is a set of courses that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and educational experiences you need to succeed in higher education. Those classes — called the Core Curriculum — are the courses that lead to an associate degree from the colleges of DCCCD and which transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
Students who complete the DCCCD Core Curriculum with at least a 2.0 GPA are guaranteed that their courses will transfer as a block of credit to any Texas public college or university. Individual Core courses must be accepted as well by the transfer institution, according to state law.
Find out more about the
Core Curriculum of the colleges of DCCCD.
If you are interested in a direct career path in early childhood education, Brookhaven and Eastfield colleges offer the Career and Technical Education program
Child Development/Early Childhood Education.
Continuing Education (non-credit) courses in Teacher Education are offered at:
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