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Education (Elementary, Secondary or Special)

Transfer - Associate in Arts

Program Overview

Is a bachelor's degree in education in your future? Teaching is one of the most rewarding, yet challenging careers you can choose. Teachers make a difference in the lives of students - to help them learn to read, solve a math problem or discover the world around them.

Delta is a great place to start. Class sizes are small and instructors care about your success. When it's time to move on, you'll be ready!

Plus, we offer pre-approved transfer paths to Ferris, CMU and SVSU. Make sure you understand your options by working with your transfer university to develop the best path for you. Remember to check in often to ensure you're staying on track.

Earning Potential

You need a bachelor's degree to be a teacher. It's a great job, and very rewarding. Job growth will remain about the same within the next 10 years. 

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $60,600 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • High School Teacher
  • Teacher Assistant
  • School Administrator
  • Special Ed Teacher
  • Accounting professor working with students in class.
    Transfer seamlessly 

    So you are thinking about transferring? Representatives from several area universities maintain regular office hours right in our academic advising office, and others drop in frequently. Get the answers you need by making an appointment or stopping by to talk directly with your future university.

    Visit the Transfer Center

About Delta's Program

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice to get your associate's and then transfer on!

Delta has signed transfer agreements to continue your education studies with:

  • Central Michigan University - Elementary Education
  • Ferris State University - Elementary Education (Language Arts and Math Minors, Social Studies Major and Early Childhood - ZS Endorsement)
  • Saginaw Valley State University - Elementary Education

Interested? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your dreams. Courses transfer differently based on the university you plan to attend. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.

Why choose Delta

Benefits of 3+1 transfer agreement with Ferris State University
  • Three years of classes at Delta's tuition rates, one year at FSU tuition rates.
  • Guaranteed transfer – pre-approved transfer of all courses when following transfer guide.
  • Ferris State University education courses available in Flint and Lansing.
  • Observations and Student Teaching placements close to home.
  • A unique opportunity to do your 80 hour Observation and Methods work in the same room as you do your student teaching, giving you a much more realistic perspective on the classroom.

Whether you're leaning toward this 3+1, or a 2+2 transfer pathway, make sure you understand your options by working with your transfer university. And, remember to check in often to ensure you're staying on track.


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


Facts & Figures

Student to professor ratio

With a student to professor ratio of 18 to 1, our students get personal attention.


80% of grads from the last five years live in the tri-counties. 97% live in Michigan.


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