You can change lives by becoming a teacher. You will guide your students through the process of becoming independent individuals with both academic and social skills.
Whether you aspire to educate people as a teacher, administrator, school counselor, psychologist, corporate trainer, or professor, our Education degree programs will help you get where you want to go.
Earning an A.S. degree in one of our Education programs at Inver Hills prepares you for the teaching field through a series of preprofessional introductory courses and recommended electives. The curriculum offers opportunities for you to absorb occupational knowledge, engage in reflection, and understand culturally relevant approaches to instruction while becoming immersed in classroom experiences at area schools.
Faculty in our Education department believe strongly in the critical importance of the teaching profession. Our comprehensive, top-quality, preprofessional curricula facilitate equal access to relevant, upper-division teacher education licensure programs. The courses also provide staff development opportunities for urban educators.
The A.S. in Education Foundations gives you a solid base for a career in the teaching field. This A.S. degree prepares you to transfer as a junior to a four-year college or university so you can complete your bachelor’s degree and obtain subsequent recommendation for teacher licensure.
Teachers at all levels need to be alert and proactive to really help their students learn. Your mission is providing a quality education in line with the holistic development of your students, which means you need to bring your A-game to the classroom.
Earning your A.S. in Education Foundations is only the beginning. As you progress toward graduation, you will make connections and discover new vistas that will open doors to greater opportunities to earn your bachelor’s followed by your master’s degree and beyond.
You also have the potential to earn an Associate of Arts (A.A.), our college’s #1 transfer degree, by completing two 1-credit courses, Physical Education and Health.
Our 30-credit Child Care Teacher certificate allows you to develop the knowledge and skills you’ll need to obtain employment in early childhood, preschool, and child care settings as a child care teacher. You’ll study theory and techniques while learning how to grasp the realities of a career focused on caring for the needs of children.
Teaching is one of the most rewarding of all professions. Attitudes have shifted from viewing teaching as a starter job to valuing teaching as a lifelong career. Teachers are gifted with the talent to inspire others to learn. Teachers who teach children take on the responsibility of building foundations that guide lives and future careers.