You decide the career
We can get you started on the right path to eventually earn certification to become an elementary, middle grades, high school, special education, art, music, PE, or any other type of teacher you would like to become.
What are my career choices?
After you determine what type of certification you want and which four-year institution you will transfer to in order to finish the requirements for certification, we will tailor either the Associate in Arts (AA) or the Associate in Science (AS) degree so that your first two years will transfer smoothly, and you will have met all course requirements for your 100- and 200-level courses.
What are the admission requirements?
There are no admission requirements for the Education program at ECTC. However, there are state-mandated admission requirements for ALL teacher education programs at the four-year colleges/universities. These requirements will be discussed in your 200-level education courses that you take at ECTC.
Field Licensure Requirements
Students will need to transfer to a four-year school where they can obtain their certification as a teacher. This will ultimately require testing based upon the requirements of the Educational Standards Board of Kentucky.
Where do I start?
A good place to start is with the Informational Handout. Please read it carefully and, then, contact Julie Coy, Program Coordinator, with any questions you may have.
Apply for admission to ECTC to receive information from the Admissions Office about submitting your placement test scores (ACT or other exams) and to schedule a meeting with an advisor to register for your classes.
Length of Program
You can earn an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Associate in Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.