About Our Program
Is it your dream to become a classroom teacher or a paraprofessional? Then our Pre-Education program is for you.
Our program is designed to prepare you to continue to study at the university level to achieve teacher certification in Special Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education, as well as the early childhood ZS endorsement. Or if you are studying to become a paraprofessional, our program will prepare you for immediate employment with public and private elementary and secondary schools. By the time you finish, you will have completed two years of coursework that can be applied towards a bachelor's degree at a 4-year college/university, as well as gained practical experience in the classroom.
The Pre-Education program contains associate degree programs in five different areas of education. We offer associate degree programs in Child Development, Pre-Elementary Education, Pre-Secondary Education, Pre-Special Education, and Education Paraprofessional. With the exception of Education Paraprofessional, which prepares you to begin your career immediately, the rest are designed to help you gain your bachelors degree at a university. For this reason, a critical component of our program includes our articulation agreements with other institutions. We offer seamless transfer to many university schools of education, including Eastern Michigan University (EMU), University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn), and Wayne State University. If you are planning on transferring to a different university, our Pre-Education faculty are excited to help with this process.
|Patricia Lanzon||B.S., Eastern Michigan University; M.Ed., Wayne State University; M.S., Florida State University; Ed.S., Florida State University; Ph.D., Wayne State University||
|Tracie Varitek||B.A., Western Michigan University; M.A., University of Michigan||