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Teacher Education Program

AAEE & AGEC Degree

Associate in Arts, Elementary Education (AAEE)

AZ General Education Curriculum Certificate (AGEC) 

Do you have a desire to share your knowledge and impact future generations of students? Start your Teacher Education degree program at GCC and pay a fraction of the cost of university tuition.

The Teacher Education Department offers foundational courses that transfer to Arizona’s public universities, whether you focus on Early Childhood (Birth-3rd Grade), Elementary (1-8), Secondary (7-12), or Special Education (K-12).

Before you enroll, talk to the advisors in the Teacher Education Program. They'll give you extensive support and guidance, and can provide:

  • Personalized academic advisement by appointment
  • Individualized education plans (programs of study)
  • Assistance registering for classes and understanding the AAEE Degree Checksheets
  • Transitional support to the university of your choice
  • Referrals to other campus resources
  • Case management, fingerprint assistance and field placement
  • Scholarship & financial aid assistance

Teaching is a rewarding, challenging career. If you have a genuine passion for helping students succeed academically, then call our office to meet with Teacher Education 

Teacher Education Transfer Opportunities

Start at GCC and transfer to ASU through the Maricopa to ASU Pathway Program (MAPP) to Mary Lou Fulton Teacher's College at ASU, the NAU College of Education, the U of A College of Education, or another university of your choice.

Teacher Education Program Courses

Click the course prefix to see a description and schedule in the Maricopa Find-a-Class tool or search CCTA for course competencies.


Course Course Name
EDU 220 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL)
EDU 221 Introduction to Education
EDU 222 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner
EDU 230 Cultural Diversity in Education
EDU 250 Teaching and Learning in the Community College
EDU 282AC Service-Learning Experience in Education
EDU 291 Childrens Literature
EDU 292 The Art of Storytelling

Degrees and Certificates in Teacher Education



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Phone: (623) 845-3077
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