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Teacher Education

Why Teach?

It’s simple. There’s no better way to make a bigger difference in our world than to prepare the citizens of tomorrow to improve it… and that’s what teachers do.

SMCC’s Teacher Education program will provide the basics for you to pursue a career in the classroom, with an emphasis on several different levels of teaching.

Early Childhood Development focuses on younger children, up to age eight.

Elementary Education courses focus on students in the elementary grades, kindergarten through middle school.

SMCC also is one of the few community colleges offering certified Montessori teacher training, both at the early childhood and elementary levels.

All programs include hands-on teaching experience in area classrooms, to give you the real-world experience needed to become an effective teacher.

For specific details about these programs, follow the links on the right.