Teacher Prep

Program Overview

Explore one of the most fulfilling fields and directly impact K-12 students with Tri County Tech’s Teacher Prep Program! Explore human growth and development, learn instructional methods, and master classroom management. Our specialized classroom mimics a real classroom environment, preparing you for a six-week internship that offers a hands-on opportunity to work with students in a classroom setting. Upon completing the program, you will be ready to take the Education Fundamentals Assessment and the Praxis Parapro. This will allow you to begin working immediately in a classroom setting or give you an early advantage for acceptance into a college education program. 

“My goal is to become a teacher, and Tri County Tech has a great Teacher Prep Program with a great instructor.” – Olivia W., 2019

Program Courses

Teaching as a Profession
History of Education
Human Growth & Development
Instructional Planning
Teaching Diverse Learners
Role of Assessment
Classroom Management
College & Career Prep


Teacher's Assistant

High School Credit

4 Elective Credits for Full Program

Career Opportunities

Teacher’s Assistant
Corporate Trainer
School Administrator
School Counselor

Career Data

Our Placement Rate 90.00%
Median Hourly Earnings* $18.67
Entry Level Education** Bachelor's degree.

**A paraprofessional needs either a high school diploma and a passing score on paraprofessional assessment OR an associate's degree.
*Information provided by the 2018-2019 Critical Occupations Data.

Student Organizations

Educators Rising

Educators Rising is a community-based model, in which chapters at schools feed teacher preparation programs at institutes of higher education with the support of State Departments of Education and local funders and foundations. These entities come together to provide a clear pathway to increase teacher diversity and teacher quality. To learn more, visit EducatorsRising.org.

College Credit

Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Tri County Tech are both committed to providing high-quality educational programs to their respective constituencies. To learn about college credit opportunities, visit below or OKWU.edu.

Have Questions?

Reach out to Braden.

He’s our Outreach & Enrollment Specialist. He’s a master at helping students find their perfect Tri County Tech program. Braden works with the counselors at our partner schools to help students apply to Tri County Tech.

Braden is available to answer any program and application questions you may have! Ask your counselor about Tri County Tech programs today.

Braden Schovanec
Outreach & Enrollment Specialist

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