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About the Program

The Aides to Teacher program is uniquely designed to provide working professionals in schools a flexible pathway towards a bachelor’s degree and teacher certification. Any teacher aide, para-professional, associate teacher, or school staff member can participate in the program to upskill and prepare for a rewarding career as a full-time teacher.

Benefits of the Aides to Teacher Program include:

  • A reduced tuition rate for an affordable degree
  • Flexible classes to accommodate your current work schedule
  • A supportive peer network of other district Aides and professionals
  • Community scholarships available
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What You Can Earn

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

You’ll complete at least 120 credit hours, not including developmental courses. At least 39 hours will be at an advanced level. This degree requires a minor in curriculum and instruction for teacher certification in early childhood through grade 6. Transfer work is accepted and can be applied to the degree plan through the Aides to Teacher program.

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Working with young children isn’t just rewarding, it’s also an excellent career choice. Aides to Teacher and early childhood education majors are prepared to move into roles in public and private preschools, elementary schools, Head Start programs, social service agencies and childcare centers. The Aides to Teacher program allows you to utilize your current role in the school district to contribute to your degree requirements by fulfilling your teacher practicum. As a teacher’s aide, you know first-hand the skills and talents needed to become a teacher. Enroll in the Aides to Teacher program to obtain your degree and teacher certification today.

Need More Information?


Amanda Neal Program Director, Aides to Teachers / Instructor of Curriculum and Instruction