Education

Associate of Arts

The education program is for students interested in a teaching career in elementary or secondary education. Pre-service teachers gain knowledge and skills by participating in student-centered activities, inquiry projects, and practical classroom experiences in public schools.

About the Job

  • In May 2010, the median annual wage of kindergarten teachers was $48,800 and the median annual wage of elementary school teachers was $51,660.
  • Employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is expected to grow by 17 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth is expected because of both declines in student–teacher ratios and increases in enrollment. However, employment growth will vary by region.

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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