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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 center, 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 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 may apply to the Tarleton Teacher Education program and enroll in courses offered on the WC campus or transfer to another university to complete their bachelor’s degree and certification requirements.
  • 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 about the Child Care Provider/Assistant Certificate, please contact Sandra Hartnitt (, or call 817-598-6446. The Education Department is located in room 210 of the Business Building.

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