Shaping Future Minds
Our Education programs prepare you to create an effective learning environment in a classroom setting. You will learn how to understand and communicate with students of different learning levels, use classroom technology, create activities and assignments, and manage classroom behavior. These Education programs include field experience in which you’ll visit classrooms, observing or participating. Every week, you’ll attend a weekly seminar with your fellow Education students to share ideas and connect theory with practice. Along the way, your Education advisor will help you select classes required for transfer to a four-year college.
WE OFFER FOUR DIFFERENT EDUCATION DEGREE PROGRAM OPTIONS:
Early Childhood (Birth to 4th Grade): Graduates of this program will be able to work as child care practitioners and directors, parent educators, children’s recreation staff, teacher assistants and instructional aides. Graduates who wish to become certified teachers will be able to transfer to a four-year Education program.
Middle Level (4th to 8th Grade): Graduates of this program will be able transfer to a four-year Education program to apply the knowledge, concepts and skills essential for successful elementary/middle years instruction.
Secondary Humanities/Social Studies: Graduates of this program will be able to transfer to a four-year Education program and prepare for a career teaching the humanities (such as English and foreign languages) or social studies education (including such subjects as history, government and political science) in secondary schools.
Secondary Math/Science: Graduates of this program will be able to transfer to a four-year Education program and prepare for a career teaching mathematics, science or related fields in secondary schools.
Associate in Arts, and transfer to a four-year college
After acquiring a bachelor’s degree, you may work as a teacher in rural, suburban or city schools; or with an associate’s degree, serve as a paraprofessional in the School District of Philadelphia.