The Education program is offered to those seeking employment in a variety of educational occupations.

The Education Department prepares students to become employable or maintain current employment in public or private education. Providing avenues to careers in early childhood development, child care and elementary education as well as transfer to advanced degrees, the Department partners with high schools, colleges and universities to ensure a smooth progression to licensure.
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Peggy Blofsky
Program Lead
541-880-2336
7390 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
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Mission


The Education Department prepares students to become employable or maintain current employment in public or private education.  Providing avenues to careers in early childhood development, child care and elementary education as well as transfer to advanced degrees, the Department partners with high schools, colleges and universities to ensure a smooth progression to licensure.    

By providing instruction, hosting academic and workforce licensure examinations, and providing access to continuing education credits for industry professionals, the Education Department prepares students for successful careers.
Career Opportunities
Public or private pre-school teacher
Child care provider
Pathway to elementary education teacher
Special education teacher
And more!
 

Program Outcomes


Promote child development and learning
Develop appropriate curriculum, programs, & environments that respect diversity
Establish family & community relationship & develop an understanding of & sensitivity to differences
Exhibit professional skills
Observe, report, and assess children's learning
Accommodate and advocate for diverse learners
Integrate education technology into the classroom
 

Degree Options


Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Education: The Education Degree provides students a well-rounded and diverse education that consists of collegiate-level general education coursework and a core of technical courses in the fields of child development and education.

The Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Certificate: This certificate is a career ladder accommodating both part-time and full-time students. The certificate program meets the minimum requirements for teachers in an Oregon licensed child care facility.

Early Childhood Education Career Pathway Certificate: This Certificate in Early Childhood Education (17 credits) prepares students for entry-level employment as childcare professionals in a variety of educational settings.