As Texas’ student population rapidly grows, there is an urgency to attract and prepare the next generation of public schoolteachers who are committed to equity and are equipped with the skills to address the unique and diverse needs of all students.
ACC’s Teacher Prep Institute gives you a clear, predefined path that gets you started on an Associate of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood – Grade 6. This university transfer degree provides you with the first two years of a four-year degree leading to teacher certification.
“The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.” (Dan Rather)
The Teacher Prep Institute provides an opportunity to progress through your teaching degree with a supportive group of future educators. With a specialized focus on teacher preparation, you will participate in classroom observations and service learning opportunities. The field experience and service learning are designed to deepen your understanding of the urgency to be an effective educator for a diverse society.
The fall 2018 Teacher Prep Institute will meet for classes at the South Austin Campus and online. Institute courses will be completed in the sequence below.
|Fall Semester||EDUC 1100||Effective Learning: Strategies for College Success (online)|
||College Algebra (for students not eligible for MATH 1314, ACC will offer a co-required Math option.)|
|ENGL 1301||English Composition I|
||Introduction to Speech Communication|
|ARTS 1301||Introduction to Visual Arts|
|Spring Semester||BIOL 1408||Diversity of Life|
|MATH 1350||Mathematics for Middle Grade Teacher Certification I|
|ENGL 1302||English Composition II|
||Introduction to the Teaching Profession|
|Summer Semester||MATH 1351||Mathematics for Middle Grade Teacher Certification II|
||Conceptual Physics I|
|YEAR TWO |
|Fall Semester||GOVT 2305||United States Government|
|PHIL 1301||Introduction to Philosophy|
||Introduction to Special Populations|
||Conceptual Physics II|
|HIST 1301||United States History I|
|Spring Semester||GOVT 2306
||Texas State and Local Government|
||British Literature II|
||World and Regional Geography|
||United States History II|
|ARTS 1301||(If not taken during the first semester)|
Complete the following steps to enroll in the Teacher Prep Institute. Note: Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to an ACC institute.