Teacher Prep

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High School Juniors and Seniors Only

MNTC's Teacher Prep Program will be your first foot in the door of the world of teaching. Whether you’re interested in teaching at the elementary, middle/jr. high, high school or college level or in corporate training, Teacher Prep will help you explore this vital and fulfilling career path. Develop leadership skills and make connections with leaders in the field of education. Explore teaching programs, learn educational theory, classroom management, create lesson plans, and have the opportunity to implement your plan in an actual classroom.

Students may earn the America Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Education Fundamentals certification test and/or the ParaProfessional Certification.

Program Details

Who can attend?

This career program is open to high school juniors and seniors.

  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M, to be decided during career advisement session.


Course Name
Introduction to Education
Classroom Management
Teach Oklahoma 
Field Experience
Instructional Technology
Professional Development for Teacher Prep
Total Class Hours: 525
 Course may be available for academic and/or Oklahoma’s Promise credit.




Class Times

  • Start Date: August, October, and January
  • Days: Monday - Friday
    Field Experience hours may vary depending on site.
  • A.M. Hours: 
    • NPS 9:15 - 12:05;
    • MPS 9:35 - 12:25
  • P.M. Hours: 1:15 - 4:10
    • NPS: 1:15 - 4:10
    • MPS: 1:15 - 4:10
  • Evening Hours: N/A
  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.


Credentials Available

  • Education Fundamentals (PrePAC)
  • Praxis ParaProfessional Assessment


Is this program right for me?


  • Enjoys teaching
  • Sets high expectations of self and students
  • Adapts
  • Challenges and inspires
  • Determined
  • Organized
  • Resourceful
  • Relates with compassion and kindness
  • Active Listening
  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgement and Decision Making

Completion & Positive Placement Rate

No data available at this time

Potential Occupations

  • ParaProfessional
  • K-12 Instructor/Teacher
  • Corporate Trainer


Potential Wages

  • US - $18,460 - $39,780 Annually
  • OK - $16,140 - $27,200 Annually

SOC Code: 25-9041.00-Teacher Assistant

Career Profile

Teacher Prep Help Center

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there prerequisites for this program?

A:  Refer to the "Prerequisites" tab above.

Q: Does MNTC require student ID badges?

A: Yes. All students and staff must wear an MNTC badge while on campus. Pictures for badges are taken during the registration process.

Q: How much does this program cost?

A: Refer to the "expenses" tab above.

Q: Is there a waiting list?

A: For this program, you will need to speak with an MNTC Career Advisor. Set up your free career advisement today!

Q: What are possible occupations for me?

A: Refer to the "Potential Occupations" tab above.

Q: What certifications are available?

A: Refer to the "Credentials Available" tab above.

Q: What is the cost of this program?

A: Refer to the "cost" tab above.

Q: What kind of job could I get from this program?

A: Refer to the "potential occupations" tab above.

Q: What kind of testing is required prior to getting into the program?

A: Testing information is available during your meeting with an MNTC Career Advisor. 

Q: When does the program start?

A: Refer to the "class times" tab above.

Q: Who can apply?

A: Refer to the "Who can attend?" tab above.

Q: Why is this program only available to high school students?

A: While most of our career programs are open to adult and high school students, this program is designed with career and college exploration for high school students in mind.

Q: Will MNTC help me find job opportunities during or after I finish the program?

A: Yes! Our Career and College Connection team coordinate career and college fairs on campus throughout the year. They also help with resumes, interviews, employment opportunities, etc. Additionally, internships are may be available to eligible students.

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