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Teacher Preparation Institute

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.

Eligibility

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.

Buena Vista University
EDUC 1010 Intro to Professional Education
EDUC 2010 Human Growth and Learning
EDUC 2020 Educational Foundations
EDUC 2030 Human Relations in Education
(Early Childhood Education Link)
College of Saint Mary
EDUC 2010 Human Growth and Learning
EDUC 2020 Educational Foundations
EDUC 2030 Human Relations in Education
(Early Childhood Education Link)
Doane College
EDUC 2010 Human Growth and Learning
(Early Childhood Education Link)
Midland University
EDUC 1010 Intro to Professional Education
EDUC 2030 Human Relations in Education
PSYC 1120 Human Growth & Development
PSYC 2140 Behavior Modification and Principles of Learning
(Early Childhood Education Link)
Peru State College
EDUC 1110 Intro to Professional Education AND EDUC 1700 Professional Practicum
(Can also use EDUC 2020 for EDUC 1110) EDUC 2010 Human Growth & Learning OR PSYC 1120 Human Growth and Development
EDUC 2590 Instructional Technology
(Early Childhood Education Link)
University of Nebraska at Kearney
EDUC 1010 Intro to Professional Education
(Early Childhood Education Link)
University of Nebraska Lincoln
EDUC 2010 Human Growth and Learning
EDUC 2020 Educational Foundations
(Early Childhood Education Link)
University of Nebraska at Omaha
EDUC 2020 Educational Foundations
EDUC 2030 Human Relations in Education
(Early Childhood Education Link)
Wayne State College
EDUC 1010 Intro to Professional Education
(Early Childhood Education Link)
 
 
 
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