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         Career and Technical Programs  Career and Technical Programs
         Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Training  Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Training
         American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to Educational Credit  American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to Educational Credit
         Credit-By-Examination  Credit-By-Examination
         Credit for International Baccalaureate Diploma  Credit for International Baccalaureate Diploma
         Continuing Education Programs  Continuing Education Programs
         Continuing Education Units  Continuing Education Units
         Credit for Experiential Learning  Credit for Experiential Learning
         Developmental Education  Developmental Education
         eConnect  eConnect
         English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)  English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
         Evening/Weekend College  Evening/Weekend College
         External Learning Experiences  External Learning Experiences
         Human Development Courses  Human Development Courses
         Intensive English Programs  Intensive English Programs
         Study Abroad Programs  Study Abroad Programs
         Noncredit Student (Audit)  Noncredit Student (Audit)
         Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)  Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
         Service-Learning  Service-Learning
         Servicemember's Opportunity College  Servicemember's Opportunity College
         Tech Prep  Tech Prep
         Teacher Preparation Program  Teacher Preparation Program
         Workforce Education Course Manual  Workforce Education Course Manual
         Attending Classes  Attending Classes
         Dropping/Withdrawing from College  Dropping/Withdrawing from College
         Third Attempt to Enroll in a Course  Third Attempt to Enroll in a Course
         Excused Absence for Military Personnel Called to Active Duty  Excused Absence for Military Personnel Called to Active Duty
DCCCD Core Curriculum  DCCCD Core Curriculum
DCCCD Core Curriculum  DCCCD Core Options for AAS Awards
Transfer Services  Transfer Services
Teacher Preparation Program (Archived)

The Teacher Preparation Program is a collaborative initiative among Dallas County independent school districts, the colleges and area four-year universities. The overall objective of the pre-kindergarten-through-college program is to transform Dallas-area students into Dallas-area public school teachers.

Tuition for college and Dallas-area state universities is very affordable, but even modest tuition can sometimes be a barrier to education. The Teacher Preparation Program tackles this issue head on. Traditional financial aid in the form of student loans and grants is available through the college and all area four-year universities. Special funding programs are available, such as Rising Star, which guarantees all qualifying Dallas County high school graduates the opportunity to attend the first two years of college tuition free, books and fees included. In addition, the Teacher Preparation Program is a clearinghouse for scholarships earmarked specifically for students entering the teaching profession. Contact the college financial aid office.

DCCCD offers several opportunities for students who choose to be teachers the Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree, an academic program of study leading to a Texas teacher certification. The AAT degree provides students with seamless transfer to Texas universities offering bachelor's degrees in education. See Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree.

Associate of Applied Sciences degrees, technical programs that lead to career paths, teacher assistants, and child care workers. Programs may also be articulated through agreements for university transfer.

Alternative teacher certification programs are designed for people who have earned baccalaureate degrees and are seeking a career change to teaching. These continuing education programs meet state requirements with the goal of preparing people for the State of Texas certification exam. Brookhaven College, Mountain View College, and Richland College offer programs especially designed to prepare qualified teachers for Texas classrooms.

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