Foundations of Teacher Education | Western Technical College

Foundations of Teacher Education

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Associate of Applied Science

Program Number: 

105222

Credits: 

67.00
Financial Aid Eligible

Typical Start: 

Fall

Teaching is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. As an educational assistant (paraprofessional), you can make a difference by working directly under the supervision of a licensed classroom teacher to implement teacher-created lesson plans. You will likely work with small groups of students in the areas of reading or math as well as in one-on-one instructional settings. Some of the responsibilities you might have include tutoring in the content areas of reading, writing, math, and science; implementing teacher created plans in small group learning center activities; and offering technical support in the classroom.

Educational assistants/paraprofessionals are used in K-12 for reading, writing, and math at the elementary, middle school, and high school classroom settings. You may work in the regular classroom or in a special education classroom with students who require additional support. The program covers the needs of special education students as well as the general population.

The Foundations of Teacher Education associate's degree is an extension to the Educational Assistant technical diploma. The associate degree requires an additional practicum experience working with students to apply the skills learned. Graduates will create a professional educational portfolio.

To view the Foundations of Teacher Education program’s required disclosure on professional licensure, please click here.

*Please note that the delivery method for courses may change as the COVID-19 situation proceeds. Our goal is to ensure that teaching and learning happens in a safe environment. We will communicate updates as quickly as possible.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Foundations of Teacher Education

This program will cost about $10,600* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Foundations of Teacher Education 2018-2019 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates9
Graduates Responding6
Employed in Related Occupation2
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education4
Not in Labor Market4

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Career Opportunities

Instructional Assistant
Special Education Paraprofessional
Early Education Teacher
Teacher Assistant

Program Outcomes

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

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Additional Requirements:

To enroll in the Foundations of Teacher Education Associates Degree program, first apply for admission to the College, then read the program's Essential Functions, complete a background check, and provide proof of immunization (including a TB Test).  You can find links to these documents below.

In addition, contact the Welcome Center to make an appointment with an Admissions Coach to complete your Intent to Enroll form.

Additional Information

Our Health and Public Safety programs are required to report additional information to prospective students, including certification exams, licensure, program completion rates, etc. You can find this information in the document below:

Transfer Agreements

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Viterbo University

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

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