Division of Social Sciences and Human Services

Teachers act as facilitators or coaches, using interactive discussions and “hands-on” learning to help students learn and apply concepts in subjects such as science, mathematics or English. As teachers move away from the traditional repetitive drill approaches and rote memorization, they are using more “props” or “manipulative” to help children understand abstract concepts, solve problems, and develop critical thought processes. For example, they teach the concepts of numbers or adding and subtracting by playing board games. As children get older, they use more sophisticated materials such as science apparatus, cameras or computers.

Preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school teachers play a vital role in the development of children. What children learn and experience during their early years can shape their views of themselves and the world, and affect later success or failure in school, work, and their personal lives. Preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school teachers introduce children to numbers, language, science and social studies.

They use games, music, artwork, films, books, computers and other tools to teach basic skills. Middle and secondary school teachers help students delve more deeply into subjects introduced in elementary school and expose them to more information about the world.

Middle and secondary school teachers specialize in a specific subject, such as English, Spanish, mathematics, history or biology. Vocational education teachers instruct and train students to work in a wide variety of fields, such as health care, business, auto repair, communications and technology.

Educational Opportunities in Teaching

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 program. 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.

Other Teacher Education Opportunities

Certificate of completion in early childhood education
An early childhood education certificate of completion has been designed for those students who wish to be employed as a teacher or teachers aid in a preschool/daycare, or in-home setting. These courses meet the Ohio Department of Human Service requirements to be an early childhood education teacher. The courses may be also applied towards an associate of arts degree in teacher education, early childhood track.

Other Educational Opportunities in Education through LCCC’s University Partnership

Ashland University

Bachelor of Science in Education
Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (Grades Pre K-3)

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.

Bachelor of Science in Education
Early Childhood Licensure (Grades Pre K-3)

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.

Bachelor of Science in Education
Middle Childhood Licensure (Grades 4-9)

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.

Bachelor Plus in Graduate Education for Teacher Licensure
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.

Master of Science in Education—Major in Sport Education
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.

Cleveland State University

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Educational Technology 
Computer and Technology Teaching Endorsement
These programs offer 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’s degree or Computer and Technology Teaching Endorsement.

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15 to Finish: Add a Late-Start Class Today

Take at least 15 credit hours per semester and you'll be closer to graduation and closer to your career. There’s still time to add a class to your schedule. Late-start courses begin March 23.
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Use Caution in Parking Lots

Workers are replacing the light fixtures on campus roads and parking lots. Some roadways and parking spaces will blocked off during this time. Please be very careful and slow down.
Parking Lot 7 Closed
Parking Lot 7 (Click for Campus Map) will be closed from Monday evening, February 23 to Friday, February 27.

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, spring 2015, or fall 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
Click here to learn more and to complete the Completion Pledge. 


Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/myuniversity.

Financial Aid Filing Fairs

LCCC will offer free help for anyone filing a FAFSA form - regardless of the college they plan to attend - at a series of Financial Aid Filing Fairs held in February and March. Click here for details and to register online.

Sign Up for Text Alerts

Sign up to receive text message alerts in the event of campus emergencies, campus closings, campus power outages and severe weather announcements at www.lorainccc.edu/alerts.

MBA Program Begins in Fall 2015

Beginning in fall 2015, Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration will offer a master’s of business administration degree through the University Partnership. Learn more.