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Education and Child Care

Weatherford College offers several options for individuals wishing to care for or educate children.

  • The Child Care Provider/Assistant Certificate  prepares students to work in a child care centers, own a child care center, manage a child care center in a corporate environment, teach in a preschool setting, direct an afterschool program, etc.
  • An Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Child Development Degree prepares students to work in preschools, child care center, and othe rchildren's programs. Following the completion of this academic degree, students may pursue a bachelor's degree in Child Development, Family Studies, or Family and Consumer Sciences at a university.
  • An Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree (A.A.T.) provides the introductory preparation for students wishing to become certified teachers in Texas. Following the completion of this degree, students need to transfer to a university to complete their bachelor's detree and certification requirements. Students can check with an advisor in the Education Department for information on agreements with universities.
  • Alternative Teacher Certification is available to individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree and meet other admissions criteria. The following certificates are available through the WC Teacher Certification Program:
  • Agricultural Science and Technology (Grades 6-12)
  • Business Education (Grades 6-12)
  • English Language Arts and Reading (Grades 4-8)
  • English Language Arts and Reading (Grades 7-12)
  • English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies (Grades 4-8)
  • English as a Second Language Supplemental
  • Family and Consumer Sciences (Grades 6-12)
  • Generalist (Grades 4-8)
  • Health (Grades EC-12)
  • History (Grades 7-12)
  • Life Sciences (Grades 8-12)
  • Mathematics (Grades 4-8)
  • Mathematics (Grades 7-12)
  • Mathematics/Science (Grades 4-8)
  • Physical Education (Grades EC-12)
  • Physical Sciences (Grades 8-12)
  • Physics/Mathematics (Grades 8-12)
  • Science (Grades 4-8)
  • Science (7-12)
  • Social Studies (Grades 4-8)
  • Social Studies (Grades 7-12)
  • Special Education (Grades EC-12)
  • Special Education Supplemental
  • Speech (Grades 8-12)
  • Technology Applications (Grades 8-12)
  • Technology Applications (EC-12)
  • Technology Education (Grades 6-12)

For further information on these programs, please contact Dr. Joyce Melton Pagés or
call 817-598-6446. The Education Department is located in room 210 of the Business Building.

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