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Program Overview

Do you want to help guide today’s youth to becoming tomorrow’s leaders? Does the idea of helping children grow academically and socially appeal to you? If so, consider enrolling in the Education program. Upon completing this program, you can pursue a rewarding career as a teacher’s aide or instructional assistant. With continued education, you can become a secondary school or special education teacher, or teach in non-profit, community, or civic organizations.

This program will prepare you for a career in education with foundational education courses related to philosophies, policies, attitudes, behaviors, and instruction. Our experienced instructors will also help you develop in-depth knowledge in human development, teaching and learning theories, instructional strategies, cultural differences, and inclusive educational practices to individualize instruction for diverse learners. You will receive real-world classroom experiences to connect the theories you learn with hands-on practice. This program will also teach you about the historical and current educational influences at the local, state, federal, and global levels to educate you in professional policies and the political process.

Open the windows of young minds today. Enroll in the Education program.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Paradise Valley Community College?

Paradise Valley Community College’s Education Program is a life changing experience for students beginning their path to become seasoned educators. Beyond the classroom, students engage regularly in the community, encountering real-life experiences and discovering techniques to stay connected in the field. Our instructors encourage, motivate, and support students to foster growth, both professionally and personally, as a student and a leader.

PVCC’s EDU program is second to none!

  • Advocating strong partnerships with local schools
  • Connecting students in hands-on experiences with children and industry professionals
  • Organizing field trips at the Paradise Valley School District Center for Teacher Development, AZ School for the Blind, and Gateway Academy just to name a few..
  • Embarking in outreach programs such as Structured Autism, the Festival of Tales, Quail Run Literacy night,  and Desert Springs Prep STEAM night.