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The field of education leads individuals into careers in elementary and secondary classrooms, or in centers serving the educational needs of children or young adults.
New teachers must understand how to individualize instruction, incorporate technology, and address state standards in a rapidly changing environment. New certifications are required for many preschool and daycare providers that hire workers.
This is a full-time program that provides the student with both academic coursework and preschool and public school experience necessary to become a beginning teacher of children ages birth to 5 years. The program allows the student to experience working with young children and their mentor teachers. The program includes teaching methods in reading and language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, children's literature and materials, and expressive arts. The foundation for the methods classes are theory classes, with emphasis placed on educational foundations, child development and psychology, nutrition, families, communities, schools and other agencies. Bachelor's degree options are available through the Lower Columbia Regional University Center.
The landscape of education is changing and new teachers must know how to individualize instruction, address Common Core State Standards and incorporate technology into lesson plans. A bachelor's degree is required for primary and secondary teaching certification. Earning an associate's degree at Lower Columbia College is a smart investment in a four-year degree. Bachelor's degree options are available through the Lower Columbia Regional University Center.