Program at a Glance

Program Type
2-year Associate Degree
Area of Study
College & University Transfer
Est. Program Cost
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Change Lives Through Teaching with an Education Degree from Germanna

Prepare yourself for an enriching, rewarding career as an educator. Working in education gives you the opportunity to directly impact students, provide instruction in a classroom setting, and serve as a mentor and confidante to those who need it most. Get your start with an education degree.

Why Choose Germanna

The Education Associate of Arts & Sciences (AA&S) is designed to help you transfer to a four-year school after completing your associate degree at Germanna. By completing your associate degree here before transferring to a four-year university, you save thousands. Along with general education requirements, you will take education-specific courses to begin specializing early. 

Career Options in Education

In-Demand Jobs:

  • School Teachers: Teach one or more subjects to students.
  • Education Administrators: Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of schools. 
  • Teaching Assistants: Assist a schoolteacher with instructional duties.

Transferring After Germanna

Visit our Transfer Services page to learn more about transferring after Germanna. Explore over 45 partner colleges and universities and review Germanna’s guaranteed admission agreements.

What You'll Learn

In-Demand Skills: 

  • Composition
  • Quantitative skills
  • History
  • Social and lab sciences
  • Teaching theory
  • Psychology
  • Computer applications for teaching
Course Highlights
EDU 200: Introduction to Teaching as a Profession
EDU 207: Human Growth and Development
PSY 230: Developmental Psychology

Courses may vary from semester to semester. Please consult the college catalog for the most up-to-date information.


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We’re thinking differently at Germanna and shaping an entirely new approach to career-focused education. Our faculty has extensive teaching experience and can break down complex concepts as you gain more knowledge of the field.
Work Experience
Work experience can help you identify areas of opportunity for advancement. At Germanna, education and training are available for any stage of your career.
Technical Training
Technical training and career-based certificates can further develop the specific job skills you need to advance in your current job or change careers.
Associate's Degree
Our associate degrees can prepare you for entry-level careers, professional certifications, and successful transfer to a four-year school.
College Transfer
Transfer your Germanna credits to top Virginia four-year schools including UMW, VCU, and Hampton U through our guaranteed transfer agreements.
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