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Great teaching careers are started at community colleges. Keep up to date on the latest hiring standards, education requirements, and continuing education for teacher initiatives. Learn what role community colleges play in furthering the skills of future and current teachers and what degrees are the most lucrative.
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Careers: Teaching
Want to be a teacher? Wondering what's involved and where to start? Your community college has answers to those questions and many more.

Are you thinking about teaching? Want to find out more about the profession? Whether you have just graduated from high school or have been out in the workforce for decades, the teaching bug won't let go when the teaching bug bites. This is where your community college can be helpful. Why? Because its website allows you to do some virtual exploration. You will need to do your four-year, master's, or doctorate at a four-year institution. But, let's say you want to know more about what teaching involves. Perhaps you're curious about how your language skills might fit into teaching credentials. Maybe you already have a bachelor's degree in a specific subject area, such as mathematics or physics but have never taken any education courses. Your community college's website is excellent for looking for information and answers to your questions.

 

Explore the possibilities.

 

As I said before, your community college can be helpful. First, search its website using the search term "education ."You will get results similar to what I got below when I searched for "education" on the Prince Georges County Community College, Maryland website. Ignore Continuing Education and Driver Education

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Teacher Training: Early Education
Once merely an afterthought in education, early education may finally be getting the critical attention it deserves. Learn more about how community colleges are playing a role in discovering the value of comprehensive training in early education.
Dr. Maria Montessori, founder of the Montessori model of education, believed that the first three years of a child's life are critical to emotional and mental development. Alas, until recently, those who were given the responsibility of caring for and educating these youngsters were primarily untrained and underpaid. Fortunately, the tide appears to be changing on training early childhood educators, and community colleges are at the forefront of the new trend. We will take a look at how early training impacts children and what community colleges are doing to raise a new generation of early childhood educators equipped to answer the call.
The Importance of Early Childhood Education

According to a report in Community College Week, more research continues to surface regarding the importance of the years from birth to age three. This developmental time is when a child's brain begins making connections to his outer world. This age group has been historically dubbed the future of our nation, yet the educational system rarely puts in the time, effort and money to educate this demographic as effectively as it could. In fact, those at the front of the public education movement often regard early childhood education as an afterthought – after the more important issues like school choice, student performance, and educational standards.

A report by the New American Foundation called attention to the educational plight of our young in a report in CCW that stated pre-kindergarten education has "long been the poor stepchild of the education system, with
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Teacher Training: Autism Teaching Certification
Given the increasing number of diagnosed autistic children, the demand for autistic specialists grows as well. Learn about how you can specialize in autistic education by taking courses at your local community college.
According to the Autism Society of America (ASA), the number of diagnosed autistic children in the United States has been growing significantly in the last several decades.
In fact, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, their 2007 study confirmed that approximately 1 out of every 150 children will be diagnosed with autism. This rise in cases adds to the nearly 1.5 million Americans who are currently coping with the effects of autism spectrum disorder.
Due to the rising need for autism support, community colleges have created a variety of autism training programs to help students specialize in helping autistic children. As ASA supports, “The spotlight shown on autism as a result of the prevalence increase opens opportunities for the nation to consider how to serve these families facing a lifetime of support for their children.”
What is Autism?
Autism spectrum disorder is a highly complex developmental disability that typically influences how a child thinks, behaves, and interprets various interactions. Labeled as a “spectrum disorder,” autism has an incredibly vast range of symptoms and signals.
Typically, children with autism will begin to show signs of this disorder within the first three years of their lives. Since autism is not a short term condition, but a lifetime component of a child’s life and thinking process, there is no quick cure for this disorder.
Furthermore, since scientists are unsure as to what the exact cause of autism really is, experts assert that
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Teacher Training: Teacher Certification
If you are planning on earning your teaching certificate, consider attending community college as an affordable and cost-effective way to garner your certification.
Whether the economy is growing or recessionary, teaching is often considered to be one of the most stable careers. While teaching salaries and wages vary from state to state, most teaching positions tend to hold strongly amidst times of economic turmoil. Additionally, teaching often allows educators to pursue alternative careers and interests during the summer vacation season.
While teaching certainly offers an array of challenges and obstacles, many assert that seasonal freedom and job security offer positive incentives for interested adults. With these perks and benefits, earning a teaching certification in a community college may be a safe and strong professional move.
Benefits of Earning a Teaching Certification
As the Birmingham Mail reveals in their article “Teaching Offers More Secure Path in Troubled Times,” the average number of people now considering pursuing careers in education has gone up nearly 34 percent in the past year. As the economy encounters unstable bouts of turmoil, a rising number of professionals and students are seeking out the potential advantages of a teacher’s job security.
Interested candidates should seek out local or national scholarships and job offerings. For example, areas of high-need will often pay for a teacher’s training and certification program if he or she agrees to work in that particular region for a certain period of time. Specifically, many inner-city schools or rural schools are considered to be “high need,” as their rate of student success paired with their high teacher turnover rates lead
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