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An associate degree can be the tool to help you move forward in your profession, change vocations, or pursue further bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate studies. Many schools offer flexible programs, allowing completion in two years of full-time studies.

You might be wondering: what is an associate degree in teaching? A typical plan of study incorporates a wide variety of subjects to help train you for instructing in a classroom. You’ll likely take introductory courses in education and pedagogy, as well as classes in literature, fine arts, history, and government. Programs also generally include foreign languages, mathematics, life sciences, and physical science classes. Depending on the curriculum, you may be required to take courses in psychology, which can include child growth and development and understanding special student populations.

Your newly earned degree can lead to entry-level jobs in the education field, particularly in early childhood education. You can also pursue additional studies and earn more advanced degrees, which can lead to careers in primary through secondary school or college.

The cost of earning an associate degree in teaching can differ vastly between institutions. Check with each school to determine their tuitions and fees.

Graduating with an associate degree can immediately prepare you for being a teaching assistant, child care professional, or pre-school teacher. Teaching assistants commonly help with lesson plans, student supervision, grading, and classroom activities. Child care professionals usually work with children under age five, ensuring their health and safety in addition to helping them learning important social and self-care skills. Finally, pre-school or nursery school teachers mostly teach children ages three through five, preparing them with necessary skills prior to entering primary school.

Online programs are often available from community colleges, private and public universities, and other institutions. For more information, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Central Wyoming College

In order to develop skills in outdoor education, you'll have to fully immerse yourself in an education that takes you outdoors! You'll be hiking, biking, rafting, climbin ... [+]

In order to develop skills in outdoor education, you'll have to fully immerse yourself in an education that takes you outdoors! You'll be hiking, biking, rafting, climbing and skiing Wyoming's expansive terrain, while developing skills you need for a career as a leader in the outdoors. This unique program will have you learning through field based excursions in the remote wilderness areas in and around the Wyoming Rockies. Wilderness expeditions and outdoor skills courses are combined with natural history and a liberal arts curriculum.

CWC’s Outdoor Education and Leadership is unique in four ways Our Outdoor Education Center at Sinks Canyon with student housing Focus on experential education and partnership with the NOLS Outstanding faculty World class location in the foothills of the Wyoming Rockies ... [-]
USA Riverton Lander Jackson Dubois  + 1 More
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
North Central Missouri College

Degree Requirements. COMMUNICATIONS: 9 hours. EN101 English I and EN102 English II 6 hrs, SP175 Speech Communications 3 hrs. HUMANITIES ... [+]

Degree Requirements

COMMUNICATIONS 9 hours

EN101 English I and EN102 English II 6 hrs SP175 Speech Communications 3 hrs

HUMANITIES

(Select one course each from three of the four categories.) 9 hours

1) Literature (except Lit. for Children, Preschool Lit. or Young Adult Lit.)

2) Fine Arts (a selection from this category is required)

AR104 Art Appreciation MU109 Music Appreciation TH111 Introduction to Theatre

3) Humanities/Cultural Studies

ED265 Multicultural Education HI101 Western Civilization I or HI102 Western Civilization II HU110 Introduction to Humanities I or HU111 Humanities II

4) Philosophy/Foreign Language

FL100 Foreign Language or FL110, FL120, FL155 PH101 Introduction to Ethics PH102 Introduction to Philosophy RL101 Introduction to Religion ... [-]
USA Trenton
August 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
North Iowa Area Community College

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and c ... [+]

Hundreds of North Iowa Area Community College graduates transfer to four-year colleges and universities every year. Whether you want to become a teacher, lawyer, engineer, physician, artist or (you name it!), we can get you started. And if you’re unsure about a major, NIACC is a great place to get your feet wet. NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and core courses needed to continue your education as a junior at a four-year school.

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Sample Schedule (2-year plan) First Semester

ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h. MAT-110* Math for Liberal Arts 3 s.h. EDU-216 Intro to Teaching 3 s.h. EDU-219 Field Exper. & Seminar 1 s.h. PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3 s.h. SDV-113 Strategies for Academic Success 2 s.h. SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h. ... [-]
USA Mason City
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus