School of Education

​​​​​​Dallas College’s School of Education equips future educators​ so all children can thrive.

From continuing education and apprenticeships to our four-year bachelor’s degree, we have courses, certificates and degrees​​ that prepare students with holistic, inclusive and accessible postsecondary 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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TEACH at Dallas College Educator Preparation Program

Teach at Dallas College ACP is an approved alternate certification program and post-baccalaureate route to teacher certification in Texas.

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Child Development Associate (CDA)

The CDA is the most widely recognized early childhood credential in the nation. Having a CDA will advance your career and, on average, increase hourly wages by 17%.

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Child Development/Early Childhood Education

If you’re looking to complete an associate degree or a different certificate, our Child Development/Early Childhood Education program may be the path for you.

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Pathways to Teaching

No matter where you’re starting from, Dallas College has a path for you. We offer training for substitute teachers, teacher’s aides, early childhood and pre-K teaching and even a four-year bachelor’s degree at community college pricing.

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 At Dallas College, we strive to create an innovative national model for what higher education can and should be.

We focus on regional workforce development.

We deliver high-quality educator preparation using a teaching model based on exploration, hands-on experiences and inquiry-based practices.

We ensure historically underserved populations have access to post-secondary education.

We implement a disruptive mindset to be a leader in the field.

  • Guided pathways are maps that show you what classes you will take and when. View Guided Pathways for education.
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  • Will these classes transfer?

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.

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School of Education in the News


I chose to become an educator in the first place to provide a service to our future children to help my community and support society. Serving in the United States military helped me to see that I not only serve my country, but must serve the individuals in my state, community, and city.” Read Corkey's story.
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Corkey Dossey
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Residency Student

Accreditation Information

The School of Education offers both state and nationally accredited degree and certificate 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 certificates attainable through 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 postbaccalaureate pathways.