Prepare for a rewarding job in education with a teaching degree from Austin Community College. ACC’s teacher training programs provide students with foundational coursework in child development, instruction theory and best practices, practical experience, and more.

With ACC’s affordable tuition, you can save money on your teaching degree and be well prepared to transfer to a four-year university. Or, enter our accelerated program and earn your certification in one year.

ACC Teaching Certificates and Degrees

What does the education program at ACC look like? Instruction covers classroom management, child development, exercise science, and health. 

ACC offers early childhood education certificates and associate degrees that prepare students to work with pre-schoolers and elementary to high school students. These certificates and degrees prepare you for getting your bachelor’s degree and certification to teach in Texas. 

Earn an associate’s degree at your own pace by “stacking” certificates. Many of these credits apply to a two-year degree, so a certificate can be your foundation for your career.

TechTeach – FastTrack to a Teaching Career

ACC’s partnership with Texas Tech University, TechTeach Across Texas, lets students who already have their associate’s degree get their bachelor’s degree and teaching credentials in one year. This accelerated program lets you get into the classroom and start earning a salary faster, with hands-on experience and certification readiness.

Discover Your Calling: Become a Teacher

Whether you plan to transfer to a four-year school or are eager to move into the workforce with teaching credentials in hand, your degree from ACC will prepare you for a rewarding career. Start your journey today and explore programs and pathways at ACC.

Credit Programs

  • Child Care and Development
    • Help young people grow into capable and resilient adults by becoming an early childhood educator. Austin Community College’s Child Care and Development Program focuses on important topics like inclusivity, classroom management, childhood behavior, and more. Multiple award plans and stackable credits allow you to build your resume by working in ACC’s nationally accredited child care center.

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  • Education Instruction
    • There are many kinds of learning styles, so it’s essential for teachers to gain the knowledge and experience they need to be inclusive and adaptable. You can develop the skills to lead any classroom by studying Education Instruction at Austin Community College. Teacher education is offered for early childhood-through-sixth grade, fourth-through-eighth grade, and eighth-through-12th grade. Our partnership with Texas Tech University also provides a faster track to your teaching degree through the TechTeach Program.

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  • Exercise Science
    • Austin Community College’s accredited Exercise Science Program gives you the scientific understanding and practical skills you need to succeed as a personal fitness trainer. You’ll design fun and safe fitness workouts, prepare for national certification exams, and get qualified for jobs at top fitness centers.

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  • Health and Kinesiology
    • Promote wellness and longevity by earning your degree in Health and Kinesiology from Austin Community College. You’ll study human movement, strength training, disease prevention, and more. Credits transfer to bachelor’s degree programs at state universities.

      The program honors degree and non-degree seeking students interested in the fundamentals of health promotion with a wide array of health and fitness courses, including aerobics, dance, golf, gymnastics, judo, tennis, and yoga.

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  • Tech Teach
    • TechTeach Across Texas lets you advance from an associate to a bachelor’s degree in a single year while earning your teacher certification. The program not only gets you in Austin ISD classrooms faster, it prepares you with a full year of hands-on experience and frequent certification exam practice.

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Continuing Education Programs


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Inside this Area of Study

ACC is home to the Children’s Lab School. This full-day, year round early childhood program serves as a demonstration school for the ACC Child Care and Development Department and other ACC departments as well as the local community.

ACC Area of Study: Education
TechTeach Across Texas at ACC. Austin Community College and Texas Tech University