Education Department

Education Department

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Information updates for students in the Teacher Transfer and Paraeducator programs

The Education Department offers many opportunities for people who want to be licensed teachers through our transfer programs as well as for people who want to work in the schools as educational assistants or paraprofessionals.

Be sure and work closely with an education advisor when choosing your program.
For more information contact Cindy Lenhart. Phone: 541-278-5802 or email: clenhart@bluecc.edu.

Teacher Transfer Programs

BMCC's Education Department offers two Transfer Teacher Programs.

Education Course Outcomes Syllabi - Click the link and then hold down the CTRL key and F to bring up the search box, the enter the course number.

All Programs

Elementary Teacher Education Program

CUESTE (Curriculum Undergraduate Elementary School Teacher Education)

Students wishing to earn an elementary teaching license can complete the AAOT from BMCC and transfer to EOU to complete the teacher licensure program and a bachelors degree without traveling to EOU’s main campus. The whole bachelors degree can be earned at the Pendleton BMCC Campus. Student may also take many of their courses through distance education or at the outlining BMCC campuses. Work closely with our education advisor when choosing your program. Presently, programs in elementary education are offered at EOU and WOU (baccalaureate degree) and OSU, PSU, and SOU (Master’s degree). In addition, several private colleges and universities offer elementary and secondary education programs.

The first two years of this program at BMCC lead to an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree. The last two years can be completed through Eastern Oregon University (EOU) at the BMCC Pendleton campus through our CUESTE Program.

1. Are you within 100 hours of completion of all program and education requirements?

Print out the EOU CUESTE Checklist  (Microsoft Excel File)

AAOT Degree Requirements

 

2. Are you enrolled in or have complete ED 200 with a grade of B or higher?

3. Have you completed 30 hours of experience with students in the age group you have chosen to teach (ED 280 Practicum)?

4. Have you taken and passed the EAS (Essential Academic Skills)? Register at www.orela.nesinc.com

5. Have you been admitted to Eastern Oregon University ? Admissions packets are available at www.eou.edu

Requirements for admission to CUESTE: (are subject to change)

  1. The Application Form
  2. A formal cover letter introducing yourself and describing your experience with children in an educational setting
  3.  Resume
  4. Diversity Essay
  5. CUESTE Program Planning Form
  6. Unofficial copy of all transcripts
  7. Academic degree program major checklist (CUESTE)
  8. Academic minor or approved alternative (ESOL Course of Study)
  9. A copy of EAS, CBEST, or PRAXIS score report 
  10. One letter of reference from the supervisor of the experience with children.
  11. One general letter of recommendation attesting to your professional qualifications (Faculty Recommendation)
  12. Character Question form.

Be sure and work closely with an education advisor when choosing your program.
For more information contact Cindy Lenhart. Phone: 541-278-5802 or email: clenhart@bluecc.edu.

Paraeducator (Education Assistant) Programs

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This comprehensive paraeducator program provides students with the option of pursuing a short term Education/Paraeducator Certificate or the two year Associate of Applied Science degree for Paraeducators.

The Education Assistant/Paraeducator degrees include the Paraeducator Certificate which is a statewide approved program of courses that meets the requirements for the local assessment as outlined in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Legislation.

Education/Paraeducator Certificate

The Education/Paraeducator certificate is a stepping stone for students who wish to go on and pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree or an Elementary Teaching License. The Associate of Applied Science degree meets the requirements for the two year Associates degree as required by NCLB and local school districts.

Associate of Applied Science Degree for Paraeducators

Paraeducator: Autism Certificate

The Paraeducator: Autism Certificate can be completed online.

Be sure and work closely with an education advisor when choosing your program.
For more information contact Cindy Lenhart. Phone: 541-278-5802 or email: clenhart@bluecc.edu.

Secondary Teacher Education Program

The Secondary Teachers program at BMCC will help you earn the first two years of your AAOT towards a teaching degree

What is needed to become a Middle/High School Teacher?

  1. Bachelors degree
  2. A major in a teachable subject area (such as math or science)
  3. A minor in a second subject area
  4. Pass the standardized tests
    • EAS (Essential Academic Skills)
    • ORELA (Oregon Educator Licensure Assessment)
    • Subject area endorsement

Recommended Coursework

Presently, programs in secondary education are offered at WOU (Baccalaureate degree) and EOU, PSU, and SOU (Master's degree). In addition, several private colleges and universities offer secondary education programs.

Are you ready to transfer?

  1. Apply for admission to the university you wish to attend about one year before you graduate with your AAOT.
  2. Be sure to have an official copy of your transcripts sent to your university of choice when you apply.
  3. Be sure also to transfer your financial aid.
  4. Contact your advisor at your university of choice as soon as you know when you are transferring :
    • Introduce yourself and establish your desire to attend.
    • Discuss classes needed in your program.
    • Find out the registration process for when you transfer.

Be sure and work closely with an education advisor when choosing your program.
For more information contact Cindy Lenhart. Phone: 541-278-5802 or email: clenhart@bluecc.edu.