2023-2024 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Dec 05, 2023  
2023-2024 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook

Teacher Education, AA

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The Teacher Education Program is designed to provide graduates the educational background needed to pursue careers in childcare centers, preschools, elementary, middle and secondary schools. Graduates of the Teacher Education Program will meet the licensing requirements for an administrator as specified by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Licensing rule. Candidates will be eligible to obtain a Prekindergarten Associate License from the Ohio Department of Education. Candidates will have the applicable educational background to transfer into baccalaureate programs in Early Childhood/P-5 Primary (PK-5), Middle Childhood (4-9), Adolescent to Young Adult (7-12), or Intervention Specialist (Special Education).

Entering the Teacher Education Associate’s Degree Program requires that the candidate:

  • Has received a high school diploma, GED certificate, or has completed an approved home school program

Once a candidate has been accepted into the Teacher Education Program, the candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 (GPA for transfer depends upon transferring institution)
  • Demonstrate the professional attributes of an educator when working with children and fellow educators, i.e. professional appearance, responsibility, teamwork
  • Compile the professional portfolio required for graduation
  • Complete all course requirements for graduation

Upon successful completion of the program, students will enter the education profession with the following attributes:

  • Communication skills focusing on effective written and oral communications in an educational setting with parents, fellow educational professionals and community and business leaders
  • Knowledge needed to identify, assess, and assist with the education of a diverse student population
  • Working foundation of the historical, philosophical, theoretical, and legal issues of education
  • Practical professional skills to assist in the establishment and maintenance of an effective, productive, and safe educational setting
  • Personal ethical standards and professional practices used by successful education professionals

The Ohio Department of Education has accredited Eastern Gateway’s program to offer a two-year associate degree license. Articulation agreements between Eastern Gateway Community College and northeastern Ohio four-year colleges have been formulated to allow for easy transition from the completion of the Teacher Education program to a baccalaureate education program. These specific articulation agreements ensure that all credits earned at Eastern Gateway Community College will transfer directly to a four-year baccalaureate program. Qualifying students may apply for the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship.

PLEASE NOTE: A criminal background check is not required for admission to or completion of this program. However, please be aware that a criminal background check may be required by subsequent educational institutions should you pursue further academic credentials or by licensing agencies should you seek licensure credentials.

Teacher Education

Recommended System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10 or higher
    • Processor: 2 GHz or higher
    • RAM: 4 GB or more
    • Hard Drive: 100 GB or more
    • Graphics: DirectX9 or higher
    • Display: 720p
    • OS: Mac 10.14 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or higher
    • RAM: 8 GB or more
    • Hard Drive: 256 GB or more
    • Display: 1280x800 resolution or higher

Chromebooks are not recommended



Total Semester I Credit Hours: 16

Total Semester II Credit Hours: 17-18

Total Semester III Credit Hours: 16

Total Semester IV Credit Hours: 15

Total Credits: 64-65

▲Student must obtain a letter grade of C or better to progress to graduation/certification.

● A grade of C or better is required to move to an additional English course in this program.

There are no field experience hours required for this pathway.







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