ASHEBORO (September 15, 2017)
Pfeiffer University’s Division of Education and RCC’s University Center of Randolph County will host an information session from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, for teaching assistants or other adults interested in earning a bachelor of arts in elementary education or bachelor of arts in special education and becoming licensed teachers. Students can begin RCC classes during any RCC registration period and the Pfeiffer classes will begin in fall 2018.
The session will be held in the Martha Luck Comer Conference Center on Randolph Community College’s Asheboro Campus at 629 Industrial Park Avenue.
This collaboration between Pfeiffer and RCC is designed for those who either hold an associate of arts degree from a community college or have completed at least 24 undergraduate academic credits.
Pfeiffer’s program at RCC, which is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), typically takes two years to complete with seated classes at RCC in fall and spring semesters (on Monday nights) as well as online during summer months. Occasionally students need to be available at others time for activities like classroom observations and student teaching.
“The program was very convenient and enjoyable,” said 2015 graduate Katie Sheron Husband, who entered the program while she was working full time and expecting her first child. A graduate of Trinity High School, Husband initially earned an associate degree in accounting from RCC and worked as a banker at Wells Fargo, but decided that wasn’t the career for her. She is now happily employed teaching Kindergarten at Level Cross Elementary School and still stays in contact with Dr. Kern, the associate professor of elementary education at Pfeiffer. Husband is currently working on her master’s degree at Liberty University.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Scholarships of up to 40 percent off the cost of tuition are available to applicants currently employed full time by a public or private school/agency that requires licensure through the North Carolina Department of Education.