School of Education

The School of Education at Dallas College encourages a model of learning, exploration, questioning and inquiry-based practices that ensures our students are well equipped as educators so that children thrive.

From continuing education to a four-year bachelor's degree, we have courses, certificates and degrees that prepare you with holistic, inclusive and accessible post-secondary teacher preparation.

We serve aspiring educators, in addition to our commitment to addressing all needs of children and equipping them for long-term equitable success.

We strive to become a national model for what higher education can and should be by providing:

  • A focus on regional workforce development,
  • Assurance of high-quality educator preparation, and
  • A continuous lens on providing post-secondary access to historically underserved populations.

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School of Education by the Numbers

5700+Early Childhood Educators Needed in Dallas County

$47,984Annual Salary for Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

Entry hourly wage for Elementary School Teachers, except Special Education, is $23.07.

$48,577Annual Salary for Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Entry hourly wage for Secondary School Teachers, except Special and Career/Technical Education, is $23.35.


Please review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.

All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth. Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence

I liked the fact that the program offers hands-on activities. When I went into the test classroom to teach, it better prepared me for the time when I had my own classroom. We were allowed to get up close and personal with parents and to develop the relationships we needed because we were working with their kids — preparing them for kindergarten, the next chapter in their lives.” Read Coretta's story.
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Coretta Williams
Instructional Associate, Children’s Laboratory School, Eastfield


Accreditation Information

The School of Education offers both state and nationally accredited degree and certification programs at the associate and bachelor's degree levels. The early childhood programs at Dallas College Eastfield Campus, and Dallas College Brookhaven Campus are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The accreditation term runs through spring 2022.

The School of Education’s newest program, the Baccalaureate Degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching, has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and, The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Lower level courses in the new degree program will be offered beginning Fall 2020 and upper level courses offered beginning Fall 2021.

Additionally, the School of Education offers a number of industry approved certification’s attainable through continuing education pathways.

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