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Associate in Arts: Educational Foundations Track

Four-Year College Transfer Associate Degree
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
All campuses
Program Code: 20-800-1.CU


For Information: 414-297-8391 or 414-297-6982


Overview This degree program is for students interested in preparing to enter K-12 teacher licensing programs at four-year colleges and universities.

Some of the colleges and universities MATC students can transfer to and pursue careers in teaching include:

  • Alverno College
  • Carroll University
  • Cardinal Stritch University
  • Lakeland College
  • Marquette University
  • Mount Mary University
  • UW-Milwaukee
  • UW-Oshkosh
  • UW-Whitewater

Career Outlook
Employment of kindergarten, elementary, middle and secondary school teachers throughout the United States is expected to grow, especially in areas where enrollments and/or teacher retirements are increasing.

Preparation for Admission Complete the MATC Admissions process. When applying for admission, use Program Code 20-800-1.CU.

Full Admission Requires:

- Completion of the following courses with a grade of C or higher: EDF-249, ENG-201 and MATGEN-110 (or sufficient math placement score)

- A program GPA of 2.5 or higher


To pursue a teaching career by starting at MATC:

  1. After you've been admitted to the program, meet with your advisor at least once every semester to select courses
  2. Earn your associate degree in Liberal Arts through the Educational Foundations track at MATC, including four teacher preparation courses
  3. Complete the reading, mathematics and writing areas of the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) successfully
  4. Complete your associate degree with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  5. Apply to the School of Education at one of the cooperating four-year colleges, where you will continue your studies to receive your bachelor's degree in education
  6. After you receive your bachelor's degree, you will be eligible to apply for a Wisconsin teaching license

Possible Careers:
Kindergarten Teacher
Elementary School Teacher
Middle School Teacher
High School Teacher

Related Programs:
Associate in Arts/Associate in Science Four-Year College Transfer Liberal Arts and Sciences Degrees
Early Childhood Education


Start Dates: August/January
This program will transfer to four-year institutions.

Curriculum effective 2014-15.


The 64-credit curriculum includes four courses focused on the historical, cultural, sociological and philosophical foundations of urban education:

·EDF-249: Orientation to Urban Teaching (2 credits)

·EDF-253: Issues in Urban Teaching (3 credits)

·EDF-254: Field Experience in Urban K-12 Classrooms (2 credits)

·EDF-255: Introduction to Teaching (3 credits)


Special attention is given to how race, class, language and culture influence the teaching-learning relationship. Students complete observational and participatory experiences with Milwaukee Public Schools.

Students attain the remaining credits through General Education requirements for admission to four-year college partners. See a MATC program advisor for more information.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Also available at MATC:


Program Code: 10-825-1

MATC students have the opportunity to enter the school paraprofessional field through the Paraprofessional Track (K-12 Classroom) of the Individualized Technical Studies Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program.

Classroom paraprofessionals provide instructional and clerical support for classroom teachers, allowing teachers more time for lesson planning and teaching. Many work extensively with special education students. Graduation requires the completion of a 66-credit curriculum consisting of courses taken in the Early Childhood Education program in addition to a 21-credit core of Liberal Arts and Sciences/General Education courses. For more information: 414-297-7134.


This page updated April 2014.