Teach at Dallas College: Educator Preparation Program (EPP)
Teach at Dallas College is an approved undergraduate route to EC-3 certification in Texas. The mission within our School of Education is to equip future educators so all children can thrive. We work collaboratively to prepare future educators to be classroom ready on day one. We are dedicated to creating an accessible higher education environment, addressing community needs, and helping all children achieve equitable success.
Teach at Dallas College delivers high-quality educator preparation using a teacher residency model based on exploration, hands-on experiences, and inquiry-based practices. Program coursework is student focused and aligned to The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, English language proficiency standards, Pre-k Guidelines, and to the educator standards. Specifically, the EPP carefully addresses reading instruction in language and literacy courses and instruction in the educators’ code of ethics, mental health, substance abuse, and youth suicide, and dyslexia is provided. Digital learning, including a digital literacy evaluation, is addressed in educational technology coursework.
Candidates have ongoing, supported opportunities to use the skills being developed, with corresponding benchmarks in growth required and tracked through signature performance tasks in each course. Relevant and aligned clinical experiences correspond with each section to ensure opportunities for practice occur throughout the program.
Texas Early Childhood Educator Labor Market Information
According to Dallas College Labor Market Intelligence, Dallas County necessitates approximately 4,300 new “early childhood education (ECE)” teachers immediately and 450 new ECE teachers each year over the next five years. These figures include teachers for early childhood programs, as well as teachers for pre-k through 3rd grade students in the public school system.