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

The Education program 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 program partners with high schools, colleges and universities to ensure a smooth progression to licensure.

Regional Employment Forecast

Annual Salary Range (Klamath Area):
$23,650 - $39,170
Annual Salary Range (State of Oregon):
$22,281 - $40,186
Area Employment Projections: Projected growth (2014-2024) in the Klamath area is 9.3%. Projected growth in the state of Oregon is 9%.
Statewide Employment Analysis: The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2024. Educational Requirements: The typical entry level education for this occupation is a high school diploma or equivalent. Those with an Associate's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.

All data was gathered from the State of Oregon Employment Department
Data provided for an Teaching Assistant position. For a different employment forecast please visit the State of Oregon's Employment Department.
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Program Advisor

Peggy Noble
CGS and Education
Program Lead
noble@klamathcc.edu
541-880-2336
7390 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Q & A 

What does a paraeducator do?

According to the National Education Association, a paraeducator is "a school employee who works alongside and under the supervision of a licensed or certificated educator to support and assist in providing instructional and other services to children, youth, and their families."

What is required to teach in Oregon?

The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission sets requirements for teaching. If you are pursuing your initial teaching license you will need a bachelor's degree. Additionally, you will need to complete a Commission-approved teacher preparation program, pass a subject matter test for your teaching content area(s), pass the required Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment exam, and pass a criminal background clearance

What do I do after completing the program at KCC?

If you choose to continue your education, Klamath Community College has articulation agreements with Southern Oregon University and Oregon Institute of Technology. These agreements allow you to transfer the classes you have taken to a university with no loss of credit. This means you will enter university at a junior level.