Program Description

The Foundations of Teacher Education Associate Degree program prepares qualified individuals to work directly with learners under the supervision of a licensed teacher. The duties include assisting children with math, science, reading, and writing assignments as well as handling classroom management, clerical and other tasks related to instruction. In addition, instructional assistants work on classroom displays, assist children with computers and media, and supervise various classroom and other school events. Duties may also include monitoring student activities, assisting with reading, correcting papers, tutoring, one-on-one activities and small group facilitation.

Instructional Assistants may be hired to provide instructional services to students from Pre-kindergarten through high school. This program meets Title I requirements.

Approximate Cost

$10,013
Tuition: $9682 , Books: $331

Starting Salary

$18,874–$22,838
Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Financial Aid

Available

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Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

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at Wausau
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at Antigo
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at Medford
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at Phillips
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at Spencer
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at Wittenberg
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at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Incorporate the reflective process to promote professional growth
  • Perform professional responsibilities
  • Use proactive classroom management techniques
  • Adapt instruction to meet the diverse needs of all learners
  • Implement developmentally appropriate practices to foster learning
  • Demonstrate instructional support strategies for content areas

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Special Education Paraprofessional
  • Special Education Teacher Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Educational Assistant
  • Paraeducator
  • Paraprofessional
  • Special Education Aide
  • Teacher Aide
  • Instructional Assistant

Courses

The Foundations of Teacher Education Associate Degree is a 61 Credit* program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

EDU: INTRO TO ED PRACTICES 3.00
EDU: TECHNOLOGY IN ED 3.00
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA W/APPS 4.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Second Term

EDU: TECHNIQUES IN READING 3.00
EDU: BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT 3.00
EDU: CHILD & ADOL DEV 3.00
EDU: OVERVIEW OF SPEC ED 3.00
SPEECH 3.00

Third Term

EDU: EQUITY IN EDUCATION 3.00
EDU: TECHNIQUES IN MATH 3.00
EDU: TECHNIQUES IN SCIENCE 3.00
EDU: PRACTICUM 1 3.00
INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES 3.00

Fourth Term

EDU: TECHNIQUES IN LANG ARTS 3.00
EDU: TECHNIQUES IN SOC STU 3.00
EDU: SUPPORTING STU W/DISAB 3.00
EDU: PRACTICUM 2 3.00
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY 3.00

* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better. This requirement is effective for students beginning the program in Spring 2021 and beyond.

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Transfer Information

You can continue your education to earn a four-year degree in a variety of ways.

Program Transfer

The following transfer guides, executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions, are based on agreements that allow you to continue your program at another college.

School Name Degree Name
Cardinal Stritch University Elementary Education EC-MC
Carroll University Elementary Education
Concordia University Elementary Education
Lakeland University Elementary & Middle School
UW Green Bay BS in Education, Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence
UW Oshkosh BS in Education in Special Education
Viterbo University BS in Elementary Education

General Transfer

All associate degrees transfer to a variety of programs at other partner colleges to give you the opportunity to continue your education in other areas of study.

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Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

Before you apply, you should know

  • This program may require a Criminal Background Check and/or Health Record. Acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background or health record, however, a check may be required for placement at clinical sites or field experiences.
  • Locally located internship sites cannot be guaranteed. Students may have to move or drive a distance in order to complete internship courses. Scheduled internship attendance days and times for which students must be available vary by agency. Program faculty select, assign, and maintain college contracts with internship sites.

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We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.