A passion for teaching and the ability to make a difference in the lives of young people could lead to a successful and rewarding career in education. Adults who want to pursue a career in teaching have several educational paths available to them at Lone Star College-Kingwood.
Through a partnership between the college and the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD), students can earn their Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree from LSC-Kingwood and earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (BAIS) with teacher certification from UHD.
“Through our collaboration with UHD, all courses will be completed at LSC-Kingwood. Course options include online, face to face and hybrid instruction. Students will graduate as a certified teacher in the state of Texas,” said Dr. Calandra Pervis, lead faculty of education at LSC-Kingwood.
For anyone interested in exploring those options, joint information sessions with LSC-Kingwood and UHD will be held Nov. 12 from 5-7 p.m. in Classroom Building A room 114. Advising, admissions and financial aid personnel from both campuses will be on hand to answer any questions and give enrollment advice. This session is free and open to anyone with an interest in becoming a teacher whether they are recent high school graduates, students with some college credit, or people who want to change careers. Potential students are encouraged to bring their transcripts if applicable.
“The purpose of the joint information sessions is to provide knowledge of the degree programs, admissions into the Lone Star College System and UHD, financial aid information and discuss learning outcomes with education faculty,” Pervis said.
Undergraduate students can work toward an AAT degree while they enter the joint admissions program offered through UHD to earn their bachelor’s degree in teaching without ever having to leave the LSC-Kingwood campus.
Specialized programs offered for current and future educators are EC-6, EC-6 bilingual and 4-8 certifications. All tracks lead to an initial Texas teacher certification. Groups who can benefit from the programs are high school seniors, paraprofessionals, substitute teachers, teacher aides, preschool teachers and anyone interested in teaching.
For more details on the joint information sessions, the Associate of Arts in Teaching degree or the UHD joint admissions program, contact Pervis at 281-312-1733, email Calandra.A.Pervis@LoneStar.edu, or visit www.lonestar.edu/education-dept-kingwood.htm.