Teaching is one of the most valuable and rewarding careers that students can consider. Few other fields offer as many opportunities for continued learning and personal/professional growth. Dodge City Community College offers Associate of Art degrees in both Elementary and Secondary Education. The curricula for both Elementary and Secondary Education listed in the catalog are designed to provide a firm foundation for further study at a transfer institution. Since degree requirements in Education are often very specific at four-year colleges, students should be extremely careful to plan their programs of study with an advisor as early as possible.
Regents universities and some private colleges require a minimum 2.5 GPA or higher in all college work in order to accept a student into teacher education. In addition, all institutions require that education applicants pass the PPST (Pre-Professional Skills Test); students should check the catalog of the receiving institution for specific information. Many course equivalency lists are found on the websites of the receiving institutions. For required courses in a specific teaching major, see your advisor, particularly those who plan to teach science or math.