Earn an Associate of Science in Education Degree

Embark on a rewarding career as an educator by beginning your journey with an Associate degree in Education. Designed for K-12 educators, our program offers direct transfer pathways to four-year colleges and universities. Save time and money by beginning with the Blue Ridge CTC’s Associate of Science in Education program.

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Enroll in an Education Program Designed For You

Our Blue Ridge CTC education program is designed by industry experts to give students an opportunity to land successful careers in the teaching field. Upon successful completion, students continue their education by transferring to a four-year school with one of our direct transfer agreements.

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Set a solid foundation for your teaching career with our two-year Associate of Science degree in Education. Blue Ridge CTC offers a blend of real-world knowledge and additional workforce skills employers look for in qualified applicants.

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You are not alone, as almost a third of students transfer schools! Check our transfer evaluation tool to save money and time while transferring to our Associate of Science in Education.


Job Growth

for special education teachers is projected between 2020 to 2030!


of BRCTC Alumni

Continue their education after earning a certificate or Associate degree.


Transfer Agreements

Provide a seamless pathway to a bachelor's degree.

    • As per BLS, the overall employment of special education teachers is projected to grow 8 % from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
    • As per Blue Ridge CTC Annual Graduate Report, 54% of graduates opted for university transfer.

What Students Learn From Education Degree Programs

With our associate degree in Education, students prepare to transfer to a four-year school by completing coursework and certification exams to become a K-12 educator. Our program includes:

    • Transfer pathways established with four-year schools to complete your journey to becoming an educator. 
    • Enhanced communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
    • Certification exams needed to successfully continue beyond graduation. 
    • Effective oral, written, and technological communication skills.

Begin a Promising Career with an Education Degree

Do you have the attitude to change lives through education? Blue Ridge CTC’s Education program provides students a concrete pathway to begin their journey to become a K-12 educator.

The curriculum for our Education degree program includes history about the education system and teaching as a profession. Students build vital professional skills including effective oral, written, critical thinking and problem solving. At the end of the program, students are prepared to take the first round of Praxis examinations necessary to continue pursuing a career as a K-12 educator. Upon successful completion of the program, students take advantage of transfer agreements that allow students to complete their education at a four-year school.

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What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview

Blue Ridge CTC’s Education degree ensures students create a foundation for teaching and learning. Upon graduation, students are prepared to transfer to a four- year institution to complete their educational journey.

This degree lays a foundation by teaching the core concepts about the education system, the teaching profession, personal learning principles, contexts of learning, instruction, student learning outcomes, and assessment. The curriculum help students:

    • Exhibit social awareness and collective understanding to effectively collaborate with others.
    • Express an awareness of relationships between personal learning principles, contexts of learning, instruction, student learning outcomes, and assessment.
    • Express the necessity to plan for the diverse and unique learning needs of all students.
    • Prepare to sit for the first half of the Praxis examinations prior to transferring to a four-year school.

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Blue Ridge CTC offers a holistic, industry-focused approach to learning, leading to a path-breaking career and continuing education opportunities.

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What You Experience at Blue Ridge CTC

Blue Ridge CTC acts as a catalyst to career goals, gives students exposure to real-time career prospects, and provides a learning environment supporting personal and professional growth.

World-class Pedagogy That Shapes Future Leaders!

Effective faculty is the backbone of any school. Our faculty are committed teachers and scholars who:

Deliver real-world learning to shape a students’ job market competency.

Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.

Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.

Integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.

Student Support Services and Spaces for Balanced Learning!

We provide comprehensive Student Support Services to promote student success.

Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!

We provide high-tech classes, supporting labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.

We recognize talent and celebrate performance with awards and acknowledgments.

We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.

Placement Assistance to Nurture Careers!

We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:

Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.

Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.

With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.

Hands-on Training and Internship Opportunities

We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities that may assist them to enter the workforce directly after graduating.

We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.

We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.

We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.

Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.

Our Learner’s Voice!

Learn more about alumni who successfully reached their goals by earning an education at Blue Ridge CTC!

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Worried About Paying for College? Many Options Exist for Financial Aid.

Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child paying for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
    • Student Work-Study Opportunities
    • Student Loans
    • Special Grant Funding Opportunities
    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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Admissions Counselors and Academic Advisors at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College help students navigate career paths throughout their academic career.

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Expand Your Choices

Explore other program options that may meet your skills, talents, and personal qualities.

By beginning their journey to become a K-12 educator at Blue Ridge CTC, students are able to save time and money by taking advantage of established transfer agreements with four year colleges and universities. Students begin with two years at Blue Ridge CTC preparing to sit for the first half of the Praxis Examination. Upon graduation, students enjoy seamless transfer to four-year schools with our 2+2 agreements.
Admission requirements for Blue Ridge CTC include a high school diploma or equivalent and a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other Colleges or Universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time after submitting the application. To graduate with an Associate of Science in Education, students must:
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.75
  • Successfully pass the Praxis CORE Exams (Mathematics, Reading, and Writing)
  • Complete the coursework outlined in the catalog.
Blue Ridge CTC Associate of Science in Education program does not require ACT or SAT scores to qualify for admission. Students may need ACT or SAT scores, or free placement testing to qualify for courses such as English, Math, or Chemistry. Placement testing can be scheduled at any time during the application process.

The Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree in Education provides advanced knowledge and industry-specific skills. Our industry-driven curriculum lets students:

  • Exhibit awareness of the complexity of the education system and the teaching profession.
  • Express an awareness of relationships between personal learning principles, learning contexts, instruction, student learning outcomes, and assessment.
  • Demonstrate effective oral, written, and technological communication skills.
  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to diverse situations.
  • Exhibit social awareness and collective understanding to effectively collaborate with others.
  • Express the necessity to plan for all students’ diverse and unique learning needs.

Whenever you are selecting an Education program, be sure to review:

  • Institutional accreditation by recognized authorities
  • Qualified faculty and industry-driven learning delivery
  • Easy credits transfer for continued education and established agreements to become an educator
  • Job prospects and placement assistance
  • Financial Assistance to sponsor the degree

The Blue Ridge CTC associate degree in Education is designed to be a direct transfer program for individuals pursuing careers as K-12 educators. A four-year degree is necessary to satisfy the requirements to become a teacher. Our program saves students money by taking advantage of our affordable tuition and established transfer pathways to continue to a four-year school after graduation. At the end of two years, students sit for the first half of the Praxis Examinations prior to transfer.

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