Education Professions

Kristen Lindo, Instructor and Maureen Krocke, Teacher Assistant
315-589-2621

Program Goal: Students enrolled in the Education Professions program at WTCC will be immersed into a culture that expands their knowledge and experience of the many varied career opportunities available in the field of education.

Curriculum: Students will create age-appropriate lesson plans and interact with young children in the center’s community-based, on-site preschool. Students will also intern in off-site work-based learn­ing experiences in their specific fields of interest. Eligible seniors may apply for Level I NYS Teacher Assistant Certification. Both juniors and seniors have the opportunity to earn college credit through Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) and Monroe Community College (MCC).

Certifications: CPR/Infant, Child, Adult, AED, First Aid, Mandated Child Abuse Reporting.

Curriculum Areas/Units of Study:

  • Human Development; Physical, Intellectual, and Social/Emotional
  • Special Education and other School-based Programs
  • Professional Ethics and Confidentiality
  • Classroom Organization, Management, and Positive Guidance Techniques
  • Lesson Planning and Presentation Skills
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Career Pathways in Education

Job Outlook

  • The median pay for Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers is $56,900 a year.
     
  • The median pay for Childcare Workers  is $22,290 a year.
     
  • The median pay for Preschool Teachers is $85,880 a year.
     
  • The median pay for Teacher Assistants is $85,880 a year.

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Childcare Workers

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Preschool Teachers

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Teacher Assistants