Elementary

Early Childhood through 3rd-Grade Certificate

The Early Childhood through 3rd Grade (EC-3) will allow you to acquire your teaching certificate without having to quit your job and at a significant cost reduction.  The last 60 hours will cost approximately $15,000 with all course materials offered through educational resources, so no textbooks are required.

Our curriculum is a competency-based education format that allows for progression based on providing evidence of competency (usually at 80%). If an 80% proficiency level is not achieved, students will work with an instructional coach on guidance through module learning until adequate progress is attained.

Our EC-3 is the first of its kind in the State of Texas; it will provide you the knowledge, skills, and abilities to become a critical thinker and problem solver- skills that will be valuable and stay with you even as the world around you changes. The National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation accredits the West College of Education.

For more information about the Teacher Certification program, please click here.