East Campus Teacher Education Program (TEP)
We are excited that you are considering a career in education! Welcome to Valencia College, East Campus where we can help you master the skills you will need to launch your career in education. Teaching is more than a job; it’s a calling. Today’s teachers work in accountability-driven, technology-oriented environments with high standards of performance. Choosing how you prepare yourself to meet the demands and rewards of teaching is an important career decision.
At Valencia College East Campus, our Teacher Education Program (TEP) offers a full range of opportunities to prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to enter a Teacher Education Bachelor of Science (BS) program.
Knowing which path in education is part of what we will help you discover. Currently, we have three areas of specific study:
- Early Childhood (Pre-K to Grade 3)
- Elementary Education (Kindergarten to Grad 6)
- Secondary Education (Grades 6 – 12, subject area specific)
Important Things to know about Education
What is Service Learning in the Teacher Education Program?
Service Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. Service Learning allows students and faculty to blend educational goals with their passions. At the East Campus, we implement Service Learning hours instead of Field Observations.
Certain courses have a Service Learning component. Your professor will give you information about how to get what you need for your class. To get ready for Service Learning you need to attend the Teacher Education Program Orientation.
For more information about Service Learning contact:
- Education Support Liaison, Professor Jane Maguire, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Dean and Chair of Education Department, Mark Collins, Ed.D., email@example.com