Texas A&M University-Texarkana has partnered with Paris Junior College to offer upper-division education courses on the PJC campus, beginning this fall. This is the first time A&M-Texarkana has offered courses at PJC.
Courses will include Foundations of Education on Mondays from 5:30-7:45 p.m. and Emergent Literacy Development on Mondays from 5:30-7:45 p.m.
“As a native of Lamar County and a graduate of Paris Junior College, I’m thrilled to support the partnership between A&M-Texarkana and PJC,” said Dr. Glenda Ballard, dean of the College of Education and Liberal Arts at A&M-Texarkana.
“A&M-Texarkana has a strong teacher education program, and we have prepared many educators in the greater Northeast Texas area,” Dr. Ballard said. “We want to partner with PJC to make that degree program as accessible, as affordable, and as relevant as we can make it.”
“Future teachers now have more opportunities at PJC this fall,” said PJC Dean of Communications and Fine Arts Dr. Ken Haley. “We have two upper-level education courses offered on our campus by Texas A&M University-Texarkana. Not only will the partnership provide additional opportunities for our education students and more teachers for area schools, it will allow our students who want to pursue their education degrees at A&M-Texarkana a chance to save commuting miles.”