Foundations of Teacher Education

Foundations of Teacher Education
Foundations of Teacher Education
Associate Degree
60 Credits
Central Campus (Janesville)

Flexible Learning Options

Explore MyEdChoice classes. You can attend in-person or online because this option allows you to choose how you attend each class and does not lock you into one format. Learn more about all of our flexible class options here.

Several classes in this program are offered in one or more of the following formats:

What You’ll Learn

There are few professions that make an impact like teaching, where the rewards far outweigh the trials. Working in the teaching profession gives you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young learners – it’s fun, challenging, and a privilege to know that you played a part in students’ growth and development in the classroom. With a degree in the Foundations of Teacher Education Program, you will be able to pursue a career as an Instructional Assistant or Paraprofessional – roles that are so important in the day to day activities of the classroom. Under the supervision of the licensed classroom teacher, you’ll help implement the lesson plan, tutor small groups in reading, writing, math, and science and play an overall instrumental role in the classroom. Opportunities in special education and general K-12 classrooms are typically available.

The BTC Foundations of Teacher Education program covers special education as well as general education. It meets the Title 1 requirements and is aligned with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Paraprofessional Standards and Teacher Standards and leads to DPI Paraprofessional licensing.

Upon successful completion of the Foundations of Teacher Education program at BTC, graduates may apply for a Short-Term Substitute License through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Estimated Program Costs & Potential Earnings

Median Wage


*based on EMSI Occupational Employment Statistics

Potential Careers

Teaching Assistants
Instructional Assistants
Educational Assistants
Autism Behavior Technicians
Autism Line Therapists

Career Pathway

Previous education and work experience could qualify for Credit for Prior Learning saving you time and money. Find out more about what may apply to this program.
Foundations of Teacher Education

Blackhawk Technical College offers a variety of options for students who want to achieve a four-year degree.

Existing transfer agreements

Concordia University (University Center Partner)

  • B.A. Elementary Education

Lakeland University (University Center Partner)

  • Elementary and Middle School (K-9) Teacher Certification Program- BA

Carroll University

  • B.S. Elementary Education

Viterbo University

  • B.S. Elementary Education
  • Elementary Education Degree Completition

Additional Program Information

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