About the Department
The mission of The OTC Teacher Education and Orientation to College Department is two-fold: train future educators to effectively teach levels PK-12 and prepare college students for the rest of their higher education journeys.
Teaching is an important, rewarding profession requiring careful preparation, patience and a passion for seeing young learners grow. Our experienced faculty love sharing their years of wisdom with OTC education students. By investing in future teachers, we’re investing in our community’s future.
We offer the Associate of Arts in Teacher Education Degree Program with 12 specific areas of emphasis. This degree is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor’s degree and certification to teach grades PK-12. Students with a love of learning and a passion for education should consider this program. We also offer orientation courses for new college students or those returning after a break from their studies. Our goal in these courses is to help students feel at home here at OTC and confident they can handle any academic challenge.