Do you enjoy working with children and young people, and have a passion for teaching and learning? Teaching is a flexible career that allows you to make a difference in people’s lives. There is a large demand for teachers at various levels. California is experiencing a teacher shortage, especially in the areas of Math, Science and Special Education, and there is also a strong need for diversity in our educators.
Degrees in Education
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Following graduation, Education majors teach in elementary school, serve as substitute teachers, teachers aides or as instructional aides, teach in dual emersion programs or seek careers as speech pathologists or occupational therapists.
Not only have I met amazing friends and amazing professors, the program gave me the opportunity to do my student teaching in a Head Start classroom, which ultimately landed me in my dream job with Head Start.Taylor, Human Development and Family Graduate
Various Tracks to a Career in Education
Tips for Future Teachers
- Join the Education Interest Area on the Sierra College app to learn about on-campus events and guest speakers.
- Obtain as much early fieldwork experience as you can. You are strongly encouraged to register for EDU 0007 (Teaching Elementary Students in Reading); EDU 0010 (Intro to Elementary Education with Field Experience) or EDU 0095 (Internship Education).
- Consider working on campus as a tutor in the Tutoring Center or as a Supplemental Instruction tutor.
- Seek advisement from a counselor. Teacher education requirements may vary at each college and university you’re interested in attending.
- Taking some courses at Sierra College may help you wave the CSET exam requirement later. Contact a counselor in the Education interest area for more information.
- Visit Career and Transfer Connections to learn more about an internship or mentorship.
- Visit Teach California for more information on how to become a teacher in California
- Visit the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
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