Do you have the compassion and the desire to help others achieve their fullest potential? You could be a part of a select group of individuals who help shape the minds and lives of our next generation. Let Allegany College of Maryland's Associate's Degree in Education be the perfect first step to your career path.
To paraphrase a t-shirt slogan, "Teaching isn't for sissies." If you're looking for a career that is both challenging and satisfying, Allegany College of Maryland's teacher preparation program provides a strong foundation for a successful career in education. And with a national teacher shortage looming on the horizon - 2 to 2.5 million new teachers will be needed nationally within the next five years - now may be the perfect time for you to pursue your future in education.
Our Teacher Education program offers four education programs: Early Childhood Education (nursery-third grade), Elementary Education (first-sixth grade), Elementary AAT (first-sixth grade), and Secondary Education (seventh-twelfth grade). The four programs easily transfer to four-year colleges and universities in Maryland and may be tailored to meet the goals of students who wish to transfer out of state.
Our Associate's Degree in Education also meets the No Child Left Behind requirements for employment as a paraprofessional or positions in programs like Head Start.
Students enrolled in the secondary education program who attend the Somerset or Bedford County campuses may complete most or all of their requirements at the Pennsylvania campuses, Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education majors may have to take specialized education classes at the Cumberland campus.
As a Teacher Education program student, you'll expand your knowledge through a variety of courses, including:
- Foundations of Education, Philosophy, and Practice
- Early Childhood Learning Environments
- Human Growth and Development
- Education Assistantship
- Career Analysis in Education
- Early Childhood Foundations
A full listing of program courses and their descriptions can be found in the credit catalog.
Graduates of Teacher Education programs are in high demand in today's competitive job market. Possible career options include positions as:
- Teachers - pre-K, elementary, middle school, and secondary
- College Professors
- School Administrators
- Guidance Counselors
- Media Specialists
- Program Coordinators
- Computer/Technology Consultants
- Curriculum Specialists
- Budget and Finance Administrators
*Some careers may require a minimum of a bachelor's degree.
View Salary Information from the U.S. Dept. of Labor
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