Associate in Arts, 60 Credits
Austin Public Schools, Riverland Community College, and Winona State University have collaborated to offer an Associate in Arts degree through Riverland and a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education through WSU, all without leaving the Austin community. Clinical experience will be arranged during the first two years at Riverland with progressively more challenging placements during the second two years through Winona State University.
Riverland Community College offers an affordable, personalized educational environment with seasoned faculty and smaller class sizes using various delivery methods: traditional classroom, online, interactive television, or a combination for added flexibility. Complete the AA degree with electives to emphasize teaching goals. Teacher candidates will have clinical experiences in one or more Austin area schools before the traditional teaching begins.
Upon completion of the AA program, students continue their studies in Elementary Education through Winona State University in Austin. The WSU program admission requirements for the Elementary Education program are as follows:
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