Maine Community College System
Preparing for a Career in Education
According to the Chronicle of Higher Education (March 2002) four out of 10 teachers in the United States have completed at least a portion of their undergraduate math and science courses at a community college.
Students can prepare for a career in Education at a Maine Community College. Maine's Community colleges offer programs in Para Education, Education, and Early Childhood Education, as well as a flexible Liberal Studies Degree. In addition, options in Special Education or Speech/Language Pathology Assistant are offered at Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, and Behavioral Health and Human Services at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland.
The colleges have transfer agreements with Maine's universities and many other four-year colleges. Students can launch a career in the education in the public school environment or early childhood setting; earn the first two-years of a four year degree in an education or related field; and meet new authorization requirements for Paraprofessionals (Education Technicians) under the No Child Left Behind Act.
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