Teacher Education Programs

Teacher Education Curriculum at LCCC

TeacherDo you find yourself reading stories to younger kids or organizing games for your cousins at the family picnic?  Do you feel proud when you have explained a difficult math problem to a friend and his face lights up with understanding?

If you major in education, you will develop your talents into the skills every teacher needs.  You will find out how to set up and manage a classroom, design and teach inspiring lessons, and help students succeed no matter what their age, background, or learning style.

If you want to become a teacher, it is probably because of your experiences in the classroom.  Maybe you find inspiration in great teachers or simply your own love of learning.  With a career in school teaching, you will be able to share that love and pass along the skills and knowledge kids need to get a start in life.


 

Career Areas to Explore

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Gainful Employment
Federal regulations require institutions to disclose to prospective and current students certain information about Gainful Employment programs. A Gainful Employment program is a certificate program that leads to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. For more information, visit lorainccc.edu/ge.

MyCAP (Career Advantage Plan)
Transfer Plans
If your academic goals are not reflected in our University Partnership programs or in our transfer agreements above, you are strongly encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop your career advantage plan (MyCAP). MyCAP is tailored to your own needs, curriculum and academic background. To create a MyCAP, please make an appointment with a counselor at (440) 366-4033 or at (800) 995-5222, Ext. 4033 or visit www.lorainccc.edu/transfer.  

Certificate Programs

Short-Term Technical Certificate in Early Childhood Education
This program provides participants with the specialized information necessary to work as a teacher or teacher aid in a preschool, day care or in-home setting.  This program may be completed in one semester, if taken on a full-time basis.  Many LCCC students choose to study on a part-time basis.  Students in the certificate of completion in early childhood education program complete courses in education and early childhood education.

Short-Term Technical Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Administration Concentration)
The program meets Ohio Jobs and Family Services licensing requirements to be an administrator in an Early Childhood Center.  Courses offered as part of the program provide basic information relative to developmental characteristics, curriculum organization, classroom programming, administrative aspects, crisis intervention and group management.  This program may be completed in one semester, if taken on a full-time basis.  Many LCCC students choose to study on a part-time basis.  Students in the certificate of completion in early childhood education (administration concentration) program complete courses in education and early childhood education.

For this certificate, all students must have documentation of two years teaching at the preschool level.  Note: All credits earned as part of the early childhood education (administration concentration) program are applicable to the associate of arts in teacher education and early childhood education.

Short-Term Technical Certificate in Early Childhood Education (After School Care)
The After School Care Short Term Technical Certificate has been designed to meet the needs of course work required for centers who are working on a star rating for the Step Up to Quality Program. These courses provide information relevant to the development of children ages 5-12 and focus on activity planning, behavior management and program development.

Short-Term Technical Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Infant and Toddler)
The Infant and Toddler Short-Term Technical Certificate has been designed to meet the needs of those persons who are interested in working with children ages six weeks to three. These courses were designed to provide basic information relative to developmental characteristics, curriculum organization, classroom programming, observation and record keeping. These courses can be applied towards the Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.

Short-Term Technical Certificate - Professional Nanny Academy
The LCCC Professional Nany Academy Short Term Technical certificate a 16 week program that recognizes the student who has successfully completed the core early childhood education courses as well as the Professional Nanny course. These courses will provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to be a professional childcare specialist whose workplace is a private family home. Students who successfully complete this certificate can transfer to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education that has articulation agreements with a variety of colleges and universities. 

Associate of Arts Programs

Associate of Arts in Teacher Education—Transfer Program
The associate of arts in teacher education will be awarded to a student who successfully completes the transfer for K-12 licensure.  Conferral of the associate of arts degree in teacher education in the transfer area of concentration with a 2.5 minimum grade point average in all education cluster courses (ECED, EDCT, and PSYH) will permit transfer with junior year standing to a four-year college or university with an approved program in teacher education.  Subsequent satisfactory completion of the transfer school requirements will lead to a bachelor's degree and to contingent recommendation from that school for one of the State of Ohio Department of Education provisional licenses to teach in the K-12 system.

Associate of Applied Science Program

Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education
An Early Childhood Education graduate could expect to find career opportunities in the following environments: Pre-Kindergarten Program, Head Start, Parent Cooperative, Public or Private Nursery School, Exceptional Child Programs, In-Home Child Care Aide, and Service Agencies/Referral Program. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education (Birth-5) Online Degree
From University of Cincinnati

This program is designed to build on associate degree competencies to enhance professionals’ ability to design and implement developmentally appropriate learning environments for children ages birth-5 years. Students are usually practitioners working in preschools and other child-care and educational settings.  Graduates will be able to facilitate positive transitions of children with disabilities and special needs, to nurture early language development and early reading and writing and other growth in other domains, to build early resiliency and self-regulation and to develop as early childhood stakeholder leaders.

 

 

Bachelor of Science in Education—Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (Grades Pre K-3)
From Ashland University through LCCC's University Partnership
The Ashland education program is based on current research, effective practice and dynamic collaborative relationships among Ashland faculty, pre-K through 12th-grade teachers and administrators.  The program is implemented through diverse experiences in university classes, field/clinical experiences, model sites and professional development centers. Ashland University believes that a professional educator is a reflective practitioner who links practice with theory in the following ways: Works cooperatively and collaboratively with all members of the educational community; Communicates clearly and effectively through a variety of means; Demonstrates understanding of human development, cultural diversity, socio-economic influences and learning differences, thereby enabling all children to learn and contribute; Employs research in areas such as learning theory and instructional methodology; Uses a variety of appropriate assessment techniques to enhance learning; Masters appropriate disciplines so as to engage students in meaningful, active academic study; Integrates educational technology in the teaching and learning process; Assumes the lifelong responsibility to grow academically, professionally and personally.

Bachelor of Science in Education—Early Childhood Licensure (Grades Pre K-3)
From Ashland University through LCCC's University Partnership
The Ashland education program is based on current research, effective practice and dynamic collaborative relationships among Ashland faculty, pre-K through 12th-grade teachers and administrators.  The program is implemented through diverse experiences in university classes, field/clinical experiences, model sites and professional development centers. Ashland University believes that a professional educator is a reflective practitioner who links practice with theory in the following ways: Works cooperatively and collaboratively with all members of the educational community; Communicates clearly and effectively through a variety of means; Demonstrates understanding of human development, cultural diversity, socio-economic influences and learning differences, thereby enabling all children to learn and contribute; Employs research in areas such as learning theory and instructional methodology; Uses a variety of appropriate assessment techniques to enhance learning; Masters appropriate disciplines so as to engage students in meaningful, active academic study; Integrates educational technology in the teaching and learning process; Assumes the lifelong responsibility to grow academically, professionally and personally.

Bachelor of Science in Education in Middle Childhood Licensure (4-9)
From Ashland University through LCCC's University Partnership
The Ashland education program is based on current research, effective practice and dynamic collaborative relationships among Ashland faculty, pre-K through 12th-grade teachers and administrators.  The program is implemented through diverse experiences in university classes, field/clinical experiences, model sites and professional development centers. Ashland University believes that a professional educator is a reflective practitioner who links practice with theory in the following ways: Works cooperatively and collaboratively with all members of the educational community; Communicates clearly and effectively through a variety of means; Demonstrates understanding of human development, cultural diversity, socio-economic influences and learning differences, thereby enabling all children to learn and contribute; Employs research in areas such as learning theory and instructional methodology; Uses a variety of appropriate assessment techniques to enhance learning; Masters appropriate disciplines so as to engage students in meaningful, active academic study; Integrates educational technology in the teaching and learning process; Assumes the lifelong responsibility to grow academically, professionally and personally.
 

Bachelor Plus in Graduate Education for Teacher Licensure
From Ashland University through LCCC's University Partnership

The Bachelor Plus Program is a graduate program designed to provide initial teacher licensure to people who hold bachelor degrees from accredited colleges or universities in fields other than education.  The Bachelor Plus Program is fully state-approved and leads to teacher licensure by the Ohio Department of Education.  Some course work earns graduate credit.  However, some undergraduate courses are necessary in each program teaching area. 

The National Council accredits Ashland University for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  This accreditation includes the basic and advanced levels of professional education programs offered at the institution.

Bachelor of Science in Teaching and Training Technical Professionals (formerly Postsecondary Technical Education)
From The University of Akron through LCCC's University Partnership
The purpose of the undergraduate program in Teaching and Training Technical Professionals or TNT (formerly Postsecondary Technical Education) is to prepare instructors and other educational personnel for postsecondary educational institutions, industry, and public and private agencies engaged in the education and training of technicians and paraprofessionals. This program does not provide for State of Ohio licensure for K-12. Common technical specialists teaching content areas for a Bachelor of Science degree in TNT include business, health, engineering and industrial, natural sciences and public/human service technologies. Students interested in teaching a subject in a technical specialty or training technique should consult the TNT Program Advisor through the University of Akron LCCC University Program Office.

 

 

Master of Science and Graduate Certificate Programs

Master of Science in Education (Curriculum and Instruction)
From Ashland University through LCCC's University Partnership
The graduate program offered by the Ashland University College of Education through the LCCC University Partnership is designed to provide functionally integrated academic, experimental, and field-based study necessary to the personal and professional growth of educators.  Toward this end, the program includes three distinct components: a common core of studies focusing on the foundations of education; professional studies emphasizing the integration and application of functional knowledge; and a field practicum or alternate options designed to deepen the student's understanding of self through problem-solving and decision-making techniques.

Master of Science in Education (Educational Administration)
From Ashland University through LCCC's University Partnership
The graduate program offered by the Ashland University College of Education through the LCCC University Partnership is designed to provide functionally integrated academic, experimental, and field-based study necessary to the personal and professional growth of educators.  Toward this end, the program includes three distinct components: a common core of studies focusing on the foundations of education; professional studies emphasizing the integration and application of functional knowledge; and a field practicum or alternate options designed to deepen the student's understanding of self through problem-solving and decision-making techniques.

Master of Science in Education (Sport Education)
From Ashland University through LCCC's University Partnership
The graduate program offered by the Ashland University College of Education through the LCCC University Partnership is designed to provide functionally integrated academic, experimental, and field-based study necessary to the personal and professional growth of educators.  Toward this end, the program includes three distinct components: a common core of studies focusing on the foundations of education; professional studies emphasizing the integration and application of functional knowledge; and a field practicum or alternate options designed to deepen the student's understanding of self through problem-solving and decision-making techniques.

Adult Learning & Development Certificate
From Cleveland State University through LCCC's University Partnership
The certificate in Adult Learning and Development (ALD) program provides adult educators the exciting opportunity to learn how to plan, teach and administer programs that respond to the needs of adult learners and to the issues facing adult learners while enhancing learning environments in the workplace and other adult learning venues. Learning is a lifelong process.  Businesses, agencies, and institutions need well-prepared professional adult educators to help the employees learn in a variety of settings.  Qualified adult educators are also in demand to assist adult learners as they cope with the challenges of new technologies, organizational changes, and career requirements.

The certificate program consists of 18 semester hours, a 15-hour core of required coursework and three elective hours.  Theories and practice of adult learning and development, practical applications, teaching methods, program planning and organizational development are emphasized throughout the course work.  Additionally, this program presents a challenging, relevant course of study for educators who work with adult learners in various capacities and who desire further education but not necessarily a degree.

Master of Education with a Specialization in Educational Technology
From Cleveland State University through LCCC's University Partnership
Computer Technology Teaching Endorsement
This program offers teachers the opportunity to learn technology skills with flexible scheduling and course offerings that will permit them to continue to work while pursuing their Master Degree.

This program is for teachers who do not have a Master degree.  For teachers who have an Ohio teaching certificate or license, earning this Master degree will also qualify them for the Computer and Technology Teaching Endorsement.  Completion of these programs entitles the participants to apply to the State of Ohio for its Computer and Technology endorsement to a teaching certificate. 

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Convocation Office Closure

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Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
 
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Campus Tours

Tours for new and prospective LCCC student will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and at 4 p.m. on Thursdays through August 21. This is a great way to become familiar with campus and find classes for the upcoming semester. No registration is necessary. Simply show up at the Student Life desk on the second floor of College Center.

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MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
  
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Lorain County WIN

LCCC and the JVS have launched Lorain County WIN (Workforce Innovation Network), a new partnership providing workforce training to Lorain County. Learn more at www.loraincountywins.com.

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