The Education Program’s mission is to prepare individuals to be professional educators, show a positive attitude toward all students and their families, obtain the skills to plan and implement a program that is safe, educational, and healthy.
The Certificate in Education is designed to provide entry-level training for persons interested in working in educational settings. The program also serves as a career/educational ladder for those interested in pursuing an Associate degree in the field. Emphasis is placed on students learning skills that cover a broad range of educational areas. Only technical requirement courses that have a grade of “C” or better in will be counted towards the Certificate degree.
Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Education program, students will be able to:
1. Advocate appropriate practices for students, model professionalism, and demonstrate proper ethical conduct.
2.Effectively and respectfully communicate with students, staff and families including those from diverse backgrounds and special populations.
3. Implement various developmentally and age-appropriate teaching, assessment and guidance strategies needed to effectively work with students in Kindergarten to twelfth grade.