TCC named among top Associate in Teaching Degree Programs in the U.S.

Tarrant County College (TCC) was named among the nation’s “24 Best Associate Degree Programs in Teaching.” TCC is one of four Texas institutions listed with only one Texas institution ranking higher than TCC.

The ranking is based on data published on the U.S. Department of Education College Scoreboard.

“We are honored that the faculty’s commitment to our students has resulted in Tarrant County College receiving national recognition for creating multiple pathways for our students to become future teachers,” said TCC Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Elva LeBlanc, Ph.D. “This is one of many examples of how we connect faculty excellence with student success.”

Since early field experiences are essential for students interested in becoming a teacher, TCC’s Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT)  program provides students an opportunity to participate in 32 hours of field experience at local schools and begin compiling their pre-service teaching portfolios.

AAT coursework includes EDUC 1301, Introduction to the Teaching Profession and EDUC 2301, Introduction to Special Populations.

“Our faculty to student ratio is 1:20, giving students an opportunity for personal connection to the instructor and other students in the cohort,” said Shereah Taylor, Ed.D., professor and coordinator for Teacher Education. “Upon completion, students are prepared to transfer to a state university with their core curriculum completed. This provides them the option to complete a bachelor’s degree in one or two years or to enter the workforces as a preschool teacher, classroom paraprofessional or substitute teacher.”

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