ASHEBORO (March 4, 2019)
Randolph Community College is holding an information session for its Pfeiffer Elementary Education Program Tuesday, April 2, for students interested in beginning an associate degree at RCC before entering the elementary education field, and teaching assistants or other adults interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education or Bachelor of Arts in special education and becoming licensed teachers.
Information will be given about the program and questions can be answered by Pfeiffer University representatives, who will be on campus. The elementary education program prepares individuals to be teachers in elementary schools.
This collaboration between Pfeiffer and RCC, which began in spring of 2008, is designed for those who hold an associate of arts degree from a community college. The program, 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 and a half years to complete with online classes throughout the year through RCC and needed in-person classes Monday nights. Occasionally students need to be available at other times for activities such as classroom observations and student teaching.
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 as a teaching assistant by a public school/agency that requires licensure through the North Carolina Department of Education.
It is not necessary to attend the informational meeting to apply.
The session is from 4-6 p.m. in room 109 of the Administration/Education Center on the Asheboro Campus.