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To teach children in today's world, educators must be global, culturally capable citizens. Students who want to earn a bachelor's degree in education will be able to complete the associates program at Oakton and then transfer to a four-year college or university. Students interested in transferring should attend an Education Orientation Session.

For more information, contact Katherine Schuster, Ph.D., education program coordinator, at 847.376.7118 or e-mail

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An Education major can be complicated and there are many recent changes. Come to an orientation to learn all the current information about K-12 Education at Oakton and at transfer institutions.
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This concentration allows you to graduate with an Associate of Arts from Oakton and be prepared to enter a College of Education at a transfer institution.

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Oakton Future Teachers Association (OFTA)
Join the Education student club! Meet fellow Education students. Bring speakers on teaching-related topics to campus; Coordinate informational meetings with transfer institutions; Help each other study and prepare for the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) - previously called the Basic Skills Test. Contact Katherine Schuster, PhD, club advisor for meeting information,

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November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 18
Registration opens for spring 2016 semester.

November 26, 27
Thanksgiving Recess. College closed.

November 28, 29
Thanksgiving Recess. No classes, College open. (Most offices closed.)

December 24 - January 3
College closed.

January 11
Faculty return for spring 2016 semester.

January 15
Winterim classes end.

January 18
Martin Luther King holiday. College closed.

January 19
Spring 2016 semester classes begin.

January 20
Winterim faculty grading due.

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