Education Pathway Overview

Develop the essential skills to become a creative, innovative educator with CVTC's Education Pathway. CVTC's Education Pathway is designed for students who are looking to teach K-12 students after completing a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.

Your plan starts with two years of transferable credits at CVTC for a fraction of the cost of a four-year school, paired with education-focused classes to give you a strong foundation. Along with your general courses, you will also take classes such as Child Development, Behavior Management, Equity in Education, and more. You will work closely with your CVTC academic advisor to build a course schedule that fits your educational and career goals.

Then, take advantage of CVTC's articulation agreements with many public and private four-year colleges and universities, including UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout, UW-River Falls, and earn your full bachelor's degree. On this multiple-choice test, find out why CVTC is the right choice for you! 

Associate of Arts Admissions Requirements Associate of Science Admissions Requirements

Guided Pathways

Do you already know which transfer school you’d like to go to? Make the transfer even smoother with our guided pathways. CVTC has partnered with UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stout to create seamless transfer guides in key degree areas including Business, Education, Health, and STEM/Engineering. These guided transfer pathways provide step-by-step support throughout your transfer.

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Just the Facts

Degree Type//
60 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program //
Two Years

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Program Location //
Eau Claire and River Falls

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June, August, and January

Start Dates //
August, January, and June

Start Dates //
June, August, and January


Financial Aid Eligible

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 Estimated Total: $12,208

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Program Courses

Associate of Arts Course List Associate of Science Course List

These are a few of the courses you can take in the Education Pathway program.

Child Development
This 3-credit course examines child development within the context of the early childhood education setting. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity, cultural responsiveness, and anti-bias perspectives; analyze social, cultural, and economic influences on child development; summarize child development theories; analyze development of children ages three through five; analyze development of children ages five through eight; relate child development research findings to teaching practice; analyze the role of heredity and the environment; examine the role of brain development in early learning (ages 3-8); examine developmental and environmental assessment strategies for children ages 3-8.

Behavior Management
Students evaluate models of behavior management, analyze social emotional learning, and explain the importance of proactive management techniques. In addition, students evaluate models of behavior management, analyze behavior and analyze the influence of Adverse Childhood Experiences on behavior in order to focus on developing skills to assist in empowering children to take an active role in self-control and classroom management.

Equity in Education
Students analyze personal culture, explore cultural constructs, evaluate cultural bias in educational materials and analyze strategies to support English Learners. Students examine diversity in the classroom and develop techniques for supporting equity in the learning environment. In addition, students collaborate to identify service needs in the community and demonstrate professional collaboration skills through participating in a service learning project.


Benefits of Transfer Pathways

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Save Money

CVTC’s University Transfer programs have a lower cost per credit than many universities and colleges.

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Small Class Sizes

CVTC offers small class sizes that allow you to get personal, one-on-one attention from our instructors.

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Transfer to a University

Our university partnership agreements guarantee your credits will transfer.

Related Programs & Pathways

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

Degrees & Diplomas

Associate of Arts - University Transfer, Associate Degree

Associate of Science - University Transfer, Associate Degree

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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