Photo of Casper College student in the early childhood education program working with children.

Education Department

The Casper College Education Department provides the first two years of a baccalaureate elementary/secondary degree program which leads to certification of elementary and secondary public school teachers.

Students who follow the recommended curriculum may also receive an associate of arts from Casper College.


Students should consult the catalogs of the colleges or universities to which they are transferring for requirements.

Notice of background check: All education students are subject to background checks and fingerprinting for selected educational coursework involving student contact and future employment as professionals in education and related fields.

Why Casper College?

  • The early childhood education program is accredited with NAEYC – Casper College is the only community college program in the state and region with this accreditation!
  • All secondary education programs and the elementary education program are aligned with national Interstate Teachers and Assessment Consortium (InTASC) standards and International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) standards for content and pedagogical knowledge expected for educators in the 21st century.
  • Extensive and multiple authentic classroom experiences in the public schools for ALL early childhood, elementary and secondary education majors.
  • Unique service learning experiences focused on educator preparation through Help Yourself Academy, where 3rd-5th grade students are mentored in math/science activities by education majors on CC campus.
  • Unique opportunities for partnerships with local district schools for mentoring, tutoring, and educational experiences abroad.
  • Student/instructor ratio is small – making students’ experiences more personable.
  • Courses taught by former public school educators and recognized faculty.
  • Education majors receive excellent advising from departmental faculty who also promote opportunities for transfer to four-year colleges and universities to complete bachelor’s degrees in preparation for state licensure.
Secondary Education CTE Endorsement

Are you a licensed teacher or teaching with a PIC permit? Are you interested in teaching this subject matter in classes at the junior, middle, and/or high school levels? You can complete a set of courses within this program to qualify for a career and technical education teaching endorsement. Learn more about which courses count toward a CTE endorsement...

casper college education department computer lab 1

Pictured here: Education and instructional technology instructor Renee Griffith models and facilitates learning activities that effectively integrate 21st century technology in today’s classrooms.

Contact Info

Autumn Baker

Academic Assistant, School of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Renee Griffith

Academic Chair; Education Instructor

Kerri Mahlum

Education Instructor

Jennifer Johnson

Education Instructor

Pete Van Houten

Dean, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences