Become a teacher. Start at MCC.
MCC offers education courses that transfer to four-year teacher certification programs to start you toward your goal of earning a bachelor's degree in education. These classes transfer and count as core courses for both elementary and secondary education programs. MCC also offers a full range of courses for Early Childhood Education programs.
Why start at MCC?
You benefit from MCC's affordable tuition, small class sizes, and supportive faculty.
Metropolitan Community College is an active member of the National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs.
A minimum 2.5 GPA is required to enter most teacher education programs. The UNO College of Education requires a 2.75 minimum GPA. It is recommended that you complete ENGL 1010 and 1020, MATH 1310, and SPCH 1110 before taking teacher preparation courses.
An important part of preparing to become a certified teacher is completion of the PRAXIS I or Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST). It is required for adimission to all teacher certification programs in Nebraska. Effective September 1 2014 Nebraska will use the CORE (Core Academic Skills of r Educators) test in place of the PRAXIS I. MCC offers preparation courses for the PRAXIS tests.
How do I determine if teaching is for me?
Taking these courses is an efficient and economical way to determine if an education career is the path for you. You will be able to spend time observing classes in five areas: pre-school, elementary school, junior and senior high school and special education.
Four-year teacher education programs and core education courses preapproved for each.
For preapproved transfer courses for early childhood education or for secondary education concentrations follow the links to more information.