Education, History & Humanities Pathways
Students can prepare for transfer to a four-year institution or earn a certificate in Early Childhood Education.
Students will prepare to work in early childhood settings (day care, preschool education and community education programs) and learn human development and cognitive skills associated with early childhood and Pre-K children. Students interested in transferring to a four-year education program should consult with an academic counselor.
WNC offers introductory courses in teacher education that can transfer to universities or colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in education, including the University of Nevada, Reno and/or Nevada State College. These courses offer students a chance to prepare for a career in education. Through a well established partnership with local schools, field experiences are an integral and early part of all teacher preparation courses. These courses can also be used to gain a substitute license or for paraprofessionals needing to qualify under federal legislation.
Nevada State College Partnership Program
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary or Special Education – Transfer Program*
WNC students who have an Associate of Arts degree or are close to completing the first two years of college can complete a four-year degree without leaving the Northern Nevada area. Through a partnership with NSC, students can can transfer to Nevada State College and take classes at WNC locations and online to earn a bachelor’s degree and certification in Elementary Education, K-8.
They may also transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno to pursue a bachelor’s degree and certification in elementary education, special education/dual or secondary education.
*Contact PAT division for more information.