Degrees and Certificates
Why Choose This Program
A degree from the Education program at SCTCC is a great step to support children in the community. Site visits, service learning, and internships help students gain real-world experience in multiple areas of childcare and education, choosing from early childhood studies, special education, or elementary education.
Early Childhood Education: Early Childhood Education classes prepare graduates for work in many human services positions. Classes focus on human development, behavior management, inclusive learning environment, curriculum planning, and learning strategies.
Elementary Education Foundations: Students interested in teaching grades Kindergarten through sixth grade begin their teacher preparation at SCTCC and transfer seamlessly to any of the seven universities in the Minnesota State system that have an elementary education bachelor’s degree.
Special Education: Students in this career path would work with children with disabilities and work closely with parents, specialists, and administrators to promote inclusiveness for every child. Students interested in teaching in special education will begin their teacher preparation at SCTCC and transfer seamlessly to any of the seven universities in the Minnesota State system that have a special education degree.
Before being placed in an Internship, students will be required to complete and submit a MN Department of Human Service (DHS) Background Study form. If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study, or on your ability to obtain federal, state, and other higher education financial aid.
- Inclusion in learning environments
- Curriculum planning
- Strategies for learning
- Professional and leadership development
- Developmental foundations
- Early childhood centers
- Licensed childcare facilities
- Before- and after-school programs
- Head Start programs
- Facilities for people with disabilities
- Paraprofessional in the PreK-12 classroom
- Daycare teacher
- Toddler teacher
- Lead teacher
Where Grads Work
- St. Cloud School District 742
- Sauk Rapids-Rice School District
- The Learning Tree
- Buffalo Hanover Montrose School District
- Sartell Community Education
- St. Francis Xavier School
The AAS degree serves as a gateway to a 4-year degree from Southwest Minnesota State University or St. Cloud State University to teach birth through third grade. For more information on this, visit SMSU's Distance Learning page.
The two AS degrees are pathway degrees that transfer to any Minnesota State university.
The Education program has a faculty member that will address questions about time in the class, internships, and about faculty in the Program. If you have questions related to these topics, please contact our Faculty representative:
Connie Logeman, Program Instructor
Phone: (320) 308-6644
Fax: (320) 308-5960
1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303
In addition to tuition and fees, students can expect to spend $1,411 on books, supplies, and materials.
Clubs & Organizations
The Education Club consists of first and second year Education program members that meet to build lifelong personal and professional relationships.
The group also provides opportunities to build critical leadership skills and boost self-confidence, as well as offers hands-on experiences that will build your resume experience and increase networking contacts.