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PJC, A & M University-Texarkana Partner to Offer Upper Level Courses

ksstThrough a new partnership with Texas A&M University-Texarkana, Paris Junior College will offer upper-division education courses on the PJC campus, beginning this fall.

This is the first time A&M-Texarkana has offered courses on the PJC campus.

“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 TAMU-Texarkana a chance to save commuting miles.”

“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.

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.

“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.”

For more information about bachelor’s degrees offered by A&M-Texarkana, call (903) 434-8357.


About Paris Junior College

Paris Junior College is a comprehensive community college serving the region’s educational and training needs while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of our diverse community.


About Texas A&M University-Texarkana

As a member of The Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M University-Texarkana is a comprehensive regional university that provides students with academically challenging, engaging and rewarding educational experiences through quality teaching, scholarship, student support services, co-curricular programming, research and service.

Author: Staff Reporter

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