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Our advisors will help you register for classes, answer questions, and more.
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Academics
Areas of Study

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TEACHER EDUCATION

You can complete this pathway to an associate degree:

  • Fully online*
  • At the Poplar Bluff campus
  • At our locations in Dexter, Kennett, and Sikeston (through face-to-face, ITV, and online classes)

*Students should be aware that 45 hours of classroom observation/engagement is required.

Overview

If your goal is to become an elementary, middle, or high school teacher, Three Rivers College can be a steppingstone on your path to success. Three Rivers' Education pathways are designed to prepare you for transfer to a baccalaureate education degree program, including those offered at Three Rivers College locations by Central Methodist University (Secondary Education in Math or Science, Music Education, and Special Education), Hannibal-LaGrange University (Elementary Education and Early Childhood), and Southeast Missouri State University (Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, and Exceptional Child Education).

At Three Rivers, you will receive a strong foundation in general education subjects, plus courses on best practices in learning theories and instructional strategies and 30-40 hours in the field observing teachers in the classroom.

Three Rivers' class sizes are small, offering more personalized instruction than at a large university. This provides an affordable opportunity to discover the area of teaching in which you want to specialize.

Transfer Pathways

For transfer to Missouri colleges or universities:

  • Associate of Arts in Teaching degree, Elementary Education
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching degree, Middle School Education
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching degree, Secondary Education

For Arkansas State University Transfer:

  • Associate of Arts degree, Elementary Education pathway
  • Associate of Arts degree, Mid-Level Education pathway
  • Associate of Arts degree, Secondary Education pathway

AA pathways for transfer

  • Associate of Arts degree, Elementary Education pathway
  • Associate of Arts degree, Middle School Education pathway
  • Associate of Arts degree, Secondary Education pathway

Transfer Information

The Associate of Arts in Teaching degree and Associate of Arts, Education pathway are designed for students who plan to transfer to a teacher education program at a four-year college or university. Students pursuing these degrees should meet with an academic advisor at Three Rivers College and at their intended baccalaureate institution to determine an appropriate educational plan.

Curriculum and Courses

View a suggested degree plan for Associate of Arts in Teaching degrees and Associate of Arts, Education pathway. An advisor can help you work out an education plan that is right for you. For enrollment information, call 877-TRY-TRCC or email EnrollNow@trcc.edu.

Contact Us

Dr. Faye Sanders
asanders@trcc.edu
573-840-9605

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