School of Education

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The School of Education at Dallas College encourages a model of learning, exploration, questioning and inquiry-based practices to equip future educators so children can thrive.

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.


Explore Our Signature Offerings

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, teacher assistant, and tutoring certifications.

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We serve aspiring educators, in addition to our commitment to addressing all needs of children and equipping them for long-term equitable success.

We strive to become a national model for what higher education can and should be by providing:

  • A focus on regional workforce development,
  • Assurance of high-quality educator preparation, and
  • A continuous lens on providing post-secondary access to historically underserved populations.

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 Resouces

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 also get their required clinical experience at the center's student success issue vouchers.

Child Care Resources

School of Education in the News


In a nutshell, the most important thing I learned at Dallas College was respect: respecting the path others choose to take for their lives; respecting someone's time when involved in a group project; respecting the hard work of professors, peers, and philosophers who are working just as hard as you and more.” Read Valerie's story.
Photo of Valerie K. Estridge
Valerie K. Estridge
Private Kindergarten Teacher, 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 early childhood programs at Dallas College Eastfield Campus, and Dallas College Brookhaven Campus are 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 accreditation term runs through spring 2022.

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). Lower level courses in the new degree program will be offered beginning Fall 2020 and upper level courses offered beginning Fall 2021.

Additionally, the School of Education offers a number of industry approved certification’s attainable through continuing education pathways.

NAEYC logo - Early Childhood, Higher Education Program, naeyc accredited