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The Associate in Arts in Elementary Education degree at Bristol Community
College prepares students to become transformative and empowering
The program is designed for aspiring educators who strive to empower and
foster positive change in their community. Let Bristol Community College be
your path to get there
About the Program
The Elementary Education Program is a rewarding and innovative program that meets your academic and career needs and sets you apart upon graduation. The education courses in the program allow students to establish strong educational foundations and study courses that align with the emerging trends and needs of the field of education.
- Education, Society and Philosophy
- Language Education and Literacy
- Foundations of Education with Teaching Pre-Practicum
- Diversity and Multicultural Education
Bristol is proud to offer additional rewarding program electives courses to further build your knowledge and skills. These include:
- Ecoliteracy, Education and Society
- Education and Technology
- Children’s Literature
- Art for the Child
10% growth in job opportunities by 2030
Average Pay of K-12 Educators
$61,350 per year
U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop.org, May 2023
Your Future Starts at Bristol
Starting at Bristol is a smart choice. There are several options available to you
program, which prepares you to teach from kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12).
Transfer into an education program at a 4-year college or university that offers teacher licensure in Massachusetts.
The courses in the program are transferable to other institutions, so you will be
on your way to your bachelor’s degree should you choose that path upon graduation.
Bristol participates in the statewide MassTransfer Pathways program and has
developed many transfer agreements that guarantee admission and credit transfer.
For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current transfer
agreements, visit BristolCC.edu/Transfer.
Transfer pathways into Secondary Education programs at a 4-year college and university.
If you are interested in becoming a middle or high school teacher, you can start at
Bristol and transfer into a secondary education program at a 4-year college of your
choice. Several transfer partnerships are available, saving you time and money on
the path to your degree and licensure.
Qualify to be paraprofessional once you have completed 48 credits at Bristol.
Often known as a teacher assistant, paraprofessionals work alongside teachers in
the classroom. This is a great way to obtain further training or experience in the field
Start here, go anywhere!
- A popular transfer program between Bristol Community College and Bridgewater State University, elementary education students at Bristol can seek dual licensure in elementary and special education and save money by transferring through this unique program.
- A full articulation agreement between Bristol and Lesley allows Bristol students to transfer all their credits into either the elementary or secondary education program for teacher licensure at Lesley.
- This program is suitable for students seeking a teaching licensure in secondary education.
Meet with our admissions and/or transfer counselors to learn about these and other
transfer partnerships and opportunities!
Learn more about the Associate Degree program and course requirements in our academic catalog.