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 our transfer agreements with many statewide four-year colleges and universities, including UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout, UW-River Falls, and many more, earning your bachelor's degree for less! Now that's a good business decision.
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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These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.
You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.
Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Education Pathway program.
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.
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
CVTC's University Transfer programs have a lower cost per credit than many universities and colleges.
Small Class Sizes
CVTC offers small class sizes that allow you to get personal, one-on-one attention from our instructors.
Transfer to a University
Our university partnership agreements guarantee your credits will transfer.
Associate of Arts
University Transfer Pathways
Start here. Go there! Transferring from CVTC to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree is popular for many students. Transfer pathways allow students to build an academic foundation and save money on the cost of college.
Along with your general education courses, you will take Statistics, Accounting, Business Law, Marketing Principles, and more, getting you ready for your next step.
Along with your general courses, you will also take Child Development, Behavior Management, Equity in Education, and more, preparing you for success at your next step.
Related Programs & Certificates
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.// Explore Continuing Ed Opportunities
Unsure of which program you'd like to go into? Learn more about our Career Assessment to help narrow down your options.