School of Education

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The School of Education equips future educators so all children can thrive.

Dallas College is the first institution in Texas to be approved to offer a teacher apprenticeship program. Click here for more information.

From continuing education to a four-year bachelor's degree, we have courses, certificates and degrees that prepare students with holistic, inclusive, and accessible post-secondary teacher preparation.

 

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Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Be part of the first bachelor’s degree program in education offered by a community college in Texas – designed to prepare future educators to be classroom ready from day one.

 
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Texas A&M University-Commerce Education and Human Services Academy

The Texas A&M University-Commerce Education and Human Services Academy at Dallas College is a unique partnership bringing transformative instruction and degree pathways to Dallas students interested in education.

 
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Pathways to Teaching

Earn industry recognized credentials and a clear path to high demand jobs through our new substitute and teacher assistant certifications.

 
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We strive to create an innovative national model for what higher education can and should be by:

  • Focusing on regional workforce development
  • Delivering high-quality educator preparation using a teaching model based on exploration, hands-on experiences, and inquiry-based practices
  • Ensuring historically underserved populations have access to post-secondary education
  • Implementing a disruptive mindset to be a leader in the field
 

5700+early childhood educators needed
in Dallas County

$55,000annual salary for elementary school teachers, except special education
(entry hourly wage: $26.45)

$53,000annual salary for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education
(entry hourly wage: $25.50)

Please review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options. All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth.
Source: Dallas College Labor Market Intelligence

 

Student Resources

Raising kids while you’re trying to get an education can feel like an uphill climb. Dallas College can connect you with child care resources to give you the support you need while you reach for your dreams.

Students can receive childcare and get their required clinical experience at the center's student success issue vouchers.

Child Care Resources

School of Education in the News

 

What’s been most fun about my studies is how laid back it is in the classroom. It’s a great teaching method, having such a relaxed style. We can do fun or silly group activities, and we’re still learning. In fact, we’re learning more because we’re seeing things from the kids’ point of view.” Read Amanda's story.
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Amanda Krebs
Assistant Teacher, Akiba Academy of Dallas
  
    
           
  

Accreditation Information

The School of Education offers both state and nationally accredited degree and certification programs at the associate and bachelor's degree levels. The Associate of Applied Science in Child Development/Early Childhood (AAS) at Dallas College Brookhaven Campus is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The current accreditation term runs from March 1, 2017 through March 31, 2024.

The School of Education’s newest program, the Baccalaureate Degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching, has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and, The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Additionally, the School of Education offers a number of industry approved certification’s attainable thr​ough continuing education pathways. Most recently, the School of Education was approved to offer an Education Preparation Program (EPP) – TEACH at Dallas College - by the State Board of Educator Certification. Teaching candidates seeking Texas teacher certification can pursue teacher licensure through undergraduate and post-baccalaureate pathways.

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