With more than 1,000 bachelor’s degrees earned, the education partnership between Navarro College and Texas A&M-Commerce is one of the fastest growing programs available at Navarro.

Since fall 2006, the program has grown from 50 students to an expected 300 this fall.

The partnership makes earning a teaching certificate easier as students can receive a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M-Commerce without travelling out of Ellis County.

For the first 60 hours, a student takes basics from the Navarro campuses in Waxahachie or Midlothian before transferring to TAMU-Commerce located on the Midlothian campus. Once in Midlothian, a student will be advised by an A&M Commerce advisor and earns the remaining two years of an education degree.  

“This program is great for people without immediate access to a university,” said Dr. Cubie Ward, dean of the Midlothian campus.

The education program is interested in helping the community and small towns in the surrounding Ellis County area by educating “home-grown” teachers and placing them in local school districts.

“These students don’t have to travel to have their dreams met,” Ward said.

People interested in receiving teaching certificates are encouraged to visit either the Navarro Waxahachie or Midlothian campuses and enroll in the Navarro/A&M Commerce education program.

Visit online at www.navarrocollege.edu for more information.