HOUSTON (Nov. 4, 2009) – The need for teachers in Texas and across the nation is predicted to rise for the foreseeable future and that makes teaching a wise career choice. At Lone Star College-Kingwood students who want to pursue a career in teaching have several educational paths available to them.
For anyone interested in exploring those options, a joint information session with LSC-Kingwood and UHD will be held on the LSC-Kingwood campus on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Classroom Building A, room CLA 114. Advising, admissions and financial aid personnel from both campuses will be on hand to answer any questions and give enrollment advice. This family-friendly session is free and open to anyone with an interest in becoming a teacher.
Students without a bachelor’s degree can work towards an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) and then explore the joint admissions program offered through the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) to earn their bachelor’s degree in teaching without ever having to leave the LSC-Kingwood campus. The collaborative program with UHD has grown more than 400 percent between fall 2007 and fall 2008.
Dr. Beth Pelz, Dean of the College of Public Service at UHD, said the program was designed to enhance student success: “We are committed to producing quality teachers.”
Specialized tracks for current and future educators are: Early Childhood through Sixth Grade (EC-6); Early Childhood through Sixth Grade Bilingual (EC-6 Bilingual) and Fourth through Eighth Grade (4-8) Generalist. All tracks lead to initial Texas teacher certification.
For information of the Associate of Arts in teaching and the UHD joint admissions program, contact Noel Bezette at 281-312-1733 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lonestar.edu/education-dept-kingwood.htm
Register now for spring 2010 credit classes in one of three ways: phone, online or on campus. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. Current students can register by telephone at 281-519-6625. Former and current students can register online at LoneStar.edu/registration.
For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600.