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School of Education

The School of Education at the colleges of the Dallas County Community College District 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.

Are you interested in the School of Education?

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

“When I reflect on my program of studies, I realize that this program laid the foundation for me, a hispanic male graduate from Dallas Independent School District, to take the secondary step towards the career that fulfilled my passion of educating human beings. The Associate of Arts in Teaching program was a program that was certainly accessible, personal, and academically enlightening.” Read Cesar's story.
Cesar Quintero
Cesar Quintero
Texas Bilingual Educator, Cedar Hill ISD

Accreditation Information

The School of Education offers both state and nationally accredited degree and certification programs at the associate and bachelor's degree levels. Additionally, the School of Education offers a number of industry approved certification’s attainable through continuing education pathways. 

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, pending approval from The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) will be offered beginning Fall 2020.