• Teacher Education Transfer Degree 


    Program Description 

     
    The Teacher Education Transfer Program prepares students interested in transferring to a four-year college program. Students in this program begin training to become teachers and have opportunities to explore the diverse world of education and ways to work effectively within it. The program is constructed on a foundation of general education courses inclusive of the humanities, fine arts, mathematics, social and natural sciences, and health and life fitness; it provides opportunities for students to acquire beginning professional skills and general knowledge and understanding. Students work closely with their advisers and the BCCC Transfer Counselor to examine the most appropriate four-year programs.

    Transfer concentrations can include: Elementary Education, Special Education, Urban Recreation, Foreign Languages, Social Studies, Science/Mathematics, Health and Life Fitness, or Early Childhood Education. The program requires minimum grades of “C” in all courses.
     

    Candidates for graduation in this program must pay for and take the: PRAXIS I test before graduation. PRAXIS is offered several times during the year. Students should see their academic advisors or the program head for more information.

    Job Description

    Upon completion of this program, students may apply for State License  to work as a Paraprofessional in Local State Educational Agencies.  Paraprofessional / Teacher Assistants perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position to assist a teacher.

    Career Options and Occupation Outlook

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that “Employment of teacher assistants is projected to grow 9 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth is expected due to increases in student enrollment in elementary and secondary schools as well as in childcare and preschool.”

    Skills Needed

    Teacher assistants work under a teacher’s supervision to give students additional attention and instruction” according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  For additional information, follow the link:

     

    http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/teacher-assistants.htm