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What It's About
The Education Program Concentration is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the Education field. There are many diverse opportunities in Education, from a school administrator, school counselor, elementary school teacher, special needs teacher, secondary teacher, post secondary teacher, career and technical teacher, preschool teacher, paraprofessional – and the list continues. Students will have two career pathways to choose from: Early Childhood Education & Teaching as a Profession. These pathways will introduce the foundations of education, combined with knowledge and skills, gained in both the classroom and in the workplace, to prepare students for a career in Education.
Why It's Important
Education and how we can improve the education of our students is a major focus in Georgia, as well as many other states in the nation. The large number of educators that are at, or nearing the age of retirement, combined with the small number of teacher educators graduating from college, is a concern. These are reasons this Education Program Area is important – we need to start growing our own teachers in communities across Georgia.