Careers in Education

Program Competencies

The Careers in Education program prepares students with a desire to work with children of any age in a variety of educational roles - from preschool to high school classroom teachers, counselors, coaches, therapists, special educators, and more. Topics covered include foundations of education, theories of development and learning, classroom management, lesson planning, methods of instruction, special education, and assessment.

SST Careers in Education students serve as assistant teachers in  The Wright Start Preschool.  They help young children grow and develop by managing all aspects of the preschool program including planning and implementing developmentally appropriate experiences.  SST students work with the parents of the preschoolers, participate in job shadows, and volunteer in the community on a number of projects that impact children of all ages. Students who complete the Careers in Education program at SST will do an intensive internship in a local school or educational setting.

​Careers in Education students participate in the  Educators Rising organization, which helps to build leadership and professional skills.

Dual credit (college credit) opportunities are available in both Careers in Education 1 and Careers in Education 2.  Many graduates go on to attend 4-year and 2-year colleges to earn teaching and teaching assistant certificates at all educational levels.