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Popular Career Options

Some of the most popular careers in this pathway include: childcare center director, elementary teacher, family advocate, family home childcare owner, high school teacher, middle school teacher, paraeducator, and preschool teacher. 

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Early Childhood

Early Childhood Education


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.

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Early Childhood Education

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)


Early Childhood Education for Concordia University

Associate in Applied Sciences - Transfer (AAS-T)


Early Childhood Education

Associate in Applied Sciences - Transfer (AAS-T)


Early Childhood Education (State Certificate)

Certificate of Proficiency (COP)


Early Childhood Education Focus

Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA)


Education

Education


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. LCC now offers a Bachelor of Applied Science  in Teacher Education (BAS-TE). Other bachelor's degree options are available through the Lower Columbia Regional University Center.

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Education - Elementary Focus (with Paraeducator Certification)

Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA)


Education - Secondary Focus

Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA)


Elementary Education Focus for City U

Elementary Education - AA-DTA


Elementary Education Focus for WSU Vancouver

Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA)


Math Education

Associate in Math Education - DTA/MRP


Teacher Education

Bachelor in Applied Sciences (BAS)


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