MCTC's Education program will introduce students to the special challenges and opportunities of urban teaching and prepare students to transfer and obtain a four-year bachelor of arts degree in education. The program the only two-year pre-professional urban teacher program in Minneapolis offers a curriculum that examines knowledge, engages in reflection and values diverse urban experiences.During the program, students will learn to practice and model advocacy and activism by coaching young people and participating in cohort and cooperative learning projects. (In a cohort, groups of students move through their coursework together in a connected, supportive and intimate learning environment.) Instructors with urban teaching experience will teach you how to examine personal socialization, understand and value different ethnic cultures, conduct and document community-based research, prepare an urban school research profile, and develop the teaching skills needed in a complex and diverse urban school environment. Students will also develop, through involvement in the Public Achievement programs, the democratic skills and attitudes necessary to effect positive change in urban school settings. Employment in this field will require you to pass a background check, as employers will not hire anyone with a felony record. MCTC works in partnership with urban communities and urban schools. As a result, these studies go beyond the classroom, allowing students to work with urban learners in the elementary and secondary schools. In addition, by the end of the program, students will have created an electronic portfolio highlighting their achievements in the program. MCTC's Education program has articulation agreements with other four-year colleges and universities (many of them local); however, because of a special relationship with our partners at Metropolitan State University, students have the opportunity to earn both an A.S. and B.S. degrees (as well as their teaching license) at the MCTC-Metropolitan State University Downtown campus. MCTC also has a similar relationship with Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in special education; students have the opportunity to earn both A.S. and B.S. degrees at the MCTC downtown location. Where You Could Work, Public school system, Private/charter school systems
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