Education Instruction Department

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Our Mission Statement

The Education Instruction Department embraces the individuality and unique learning style of every student. We are dedicated to providing a quality teacher preparation program by cultivating a realistic perspective of the teaching profession. At the core of our program is the belief that active engagement in the learning process is critical for prospective teachers. It is essential for prospective teachers to develop the academic and reflective skills that will equip them to effectively respond to the diverse needs of a global society.

What is an Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree?

An Associate of Arts in Teaching is a specialized academic degree designed to transfer in its entirety to a baccalaureate program that leads to initial Texas teacher certification. The degree offers a structured, two–year program to gain an initial understanding of theories and methods in education.

“I enjoyed the two education courses. The classroom observations and discussions helped put into perspective what we observed.”

Degree Plans

The Associate of Arts in Teaching is designed to provide an initial understanding of theories and methods in education. Choose from three degrees.

Transfer

An Associate of Arts in Teaching is a specialized two-year academic degree designed to transfer in its entirety to a baccalaureate program. Explore university alignment.

Scholarships

Do you need financial assistance? There are numerous scholarships for students based on financial need, family status, educational background, or academic major.

Honor Society

Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education, was founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching.

How do I become a certified teacher in Texas?

Obtain a bachelor’s degree.

Complete an educator preparation program.

Pass the state certification exams.

Apply for a state teaching license.

What are the job prospects for teachers?

There are sixty school districts in Central Texas. Some school districts are located in urban areas while others are located in rural areas. Each school district is part of a unique community that employs teachers committed to educating a diverse student population.

This interactive map provides information about the beginning teacher salary for each Central Texas school district. To obtain information about the application for employment, directly contact the specific school district.

Beginning Salary Teacher Terms
  • The beginning teacher salary is based on zero years of experience. Zero years of experience is defined as a first year teacher with no classroom teaching experience.
  • The beginning teacher salary is based on 187 days of regular duties. Compensation beyond 187 days can be found on the school district’s Human Resources website.
  • Some school districts provide stipends for bilingual or special education certification. Contact the school district’s Human Resources for more information.
  • Salary schedules are updated annually. For most recent salary schedules, visit the school district’s Human Resources website.