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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.
Learn more by viewing “Ready to inspire: Education” in LLCC’s FORWARD magazine!
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 help successfully equip you for a career in education. Learn more about each program:
- 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.
- 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.).
- 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.
Transfer requirements can vary among universities. It is recommended that students planning to transfer verify the requirements for their university of choice.
The LLCC Education program offers four courses for future teachers:
- EDU 201, Introduction to Education, which includes 30 hours of clinical field experience.
- EDU 210, Instructional Technology.
- EDU 215, Students with Disabilities.
- EDU 220, Diversity in Schools and Society, which includes 30 hours of clinical field experience in a diverse setting.
For those interested in working in early childhood care and education, learn more about the degree and certificate programs available in LLCC Early Childhood Education.
Investment in Your Future
Courses for education programs have a standard tuition rate. For the 2021-2022 academic year (fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022), these courses have an in-district rate of $134.50 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.
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