Explore Academic Programs - Teaching

The Teaching program is ideal for those students wishing to become teachers in a public school setting. Students complete their first two years at CTC and continue on to a four-year institution to complete their studies. Our varied delivery methods provide an accessible and affordable pathway to success. The degree is designed for students who wish to work with students in early childhood through sixth grade.

With an associate degree, students are qualified for paraprofessional positions in most school districts. 

Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Teacher assistant/paraprofessional

Potential Earnings: $25,410 annually

Market Growth Rate: 6 %

Kindergarten/elementary teachers (early childhood - sixth grade)*

Potential Earnings: $55,490 annually

Market Growth Rate: 6 %


Special education teachers (early childhood - sixth grade)*

Potential Earnings: $57,910 annually 

Market Growth Rate: 6 %

* Further study (bachelor's degree) required | ** Study beyond bachelor's degree required

Degrees and Certificates

The 60 credit-hour Associate of Arts degree in teaching certification consists of 42 credit hours of "core" classes, designed to transfer to any public Texas university, and 18 hours of electives and teaching courses.

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Delivery Mode

Associate of Arts

Teaching Certification

60 credit hours, four semesters full time

Central Campus Day 

Central Campus Evening & Weekend


Other U.S. locations (Elmendorf AFB, Fort Richardson, Fort Stewart, Fort Wainwright, Hunter AAF)