Key Program Features
It has been said that knowledge is power. You can empower the minds of the future with a career in teaching. LLCC’s education program offers students the option to study for a career in elementary, secondary or physical education. Each of our education programs includes 30 hours of clinical field experience and prepares you to transfer to a four-year university for a bachelor’s degree.
Nearly 1 million job openings for K-12 teachers are projected between 2014 and 2024 (excluding special education), according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The median annual wage in May 2016 for K-12 teachers ranges from nearly $52,000 to more than $58,000, depending on the grade level they teach. Those who obtain an advanced degree to become principals or superintendents can make considerably more.
LLCC offers the following degree programs to successfully equip you for a career in education. Learn more about each program:
- Elementary Education • Associate in Arts
- Designed for students planning to complete a baccalaureate program in elementary education.
- Students who complete this degree are interested in pursuing careers as elementary teachers in public/private schools.
- The grade level focus ranges from early childhood (pre-K) through junior high school.
- Secondary Education • Associate in Arts
- Designed for students planning to complete a baccalaureate program in secondary education.
- Students who intend to teach high school should be aware that secondary education usually requires a major in a subject matter discipline (for example: English, music, history, etc.).
- Physical Education • Associate in Science
- Meets beginning course requirements for students planning to complete a baccalaureate program in physical education.
- May also prepare students for careers in related fields such as physical therapy, sports management, sports psychology, coaching, etc.
Important information for all education programs:
- Transfer requirements can vary among universities. It is recommended that students planning to transfer verify the requirements for their university of choice.
- It is strongly recommended that all students successfully complete the ITBS before transferring to a four-year university.
- EDU 201 includes 30 hours of clinical field experience.
For those interested in working in early childhood care and education, learn more about LLCC Early Childhood Education.
Investment in Your Future
Courses for education programs have a standard tuition rate. For the 2017-2018 academic year, these courses have an in-district rate of $121 per credit hour. Fees are $11 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.
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