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Degrees and Programs at GBC in Education
Teacher Education Programs at GBC

Great Basin College offers a variety of programs in education. Selecting among them will depend upon your goals and aspirations as well as your educational background. You are encouraged to meet with a GBC adviser if you are uncertain about which program to select.


Early Childhood and Infant/Toddler Education

In addition, the college offers the following programs designed to qualify students for such employment opportunities as assistants, teachers, and directors in child care centers, preschools, and as home day care providers.

The Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education, is designed for students planning to enter the early childhood education field as either a teacher or preschool facilities director, and/or who are planning to pursue a more advanced degree in the future.

Programs in Elementary and Secondary Education

The following programs are designed to for students wishing to teach at the elementary or secondary level. The GBC Teacher Education Handbook includes program admission requirements and Teacher Education Program application forms.

The following apply to students pursuing a baccalaureate (bachelor) degree at GBC:

Maintaining Good Standing

For the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Elementary or Secondary Education degrees, the required grade point average is 2.50.

Appropriate professional and ethical behavior, as defined in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) code, is also required.

College-wide graduation requirements also apply.

Earning Two Bachelor's Degrees

You may earn two bachelor's degrees provided that requirements for both degrees are fully satisfied. Please declare your intention to pursue dual degrees with the GBC Admissions and Records office.

The courses taken for the second degree must include a minimum of 32 credits (excluding developmental and community service classes) earned in residence at GBC beyond the credit required for the first degree. Each degree requires a separate application for graduation.



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