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Education Industry Snapshot


Most everyone knows what education means. After all, we’ve been touched by formal education since we attended preschool. For that matter, if your parents ever read you a bedtime story, you were being taught about the world around you. Training to be an educator is just as widen o ati educ reaching and important. Educational training provides instruction at all academic levels from preschool and elementary and high schools, to colleges, universities, trade schools, tutoring, and guidance counseling. It is also the fastest growing industry in the U.S.—experts estimate that between 2008 and 2018, jobs in education will increase more than 26 percent. The fastest growing jobs in education include preschool teachers, elementary teachers, middle school teachers, and college professors. Careers in education are growing because more workers are returning to school to enhance or update their skills, there are more federal standards that have to be met, and a high percentage of Baby Boomer teachers will retire in the coming years. Going back to school was a little scary, but when I found out that CGCC’s Teacher Education program was among the top in the nation, I knew I made the right choice. Cindy Hodge CGCC Student

Average Annual Wage*

Fastest Growing Elementary School Teachers Preschool Teachers Self-Enrichment Education Teachers Special Education, Preschool, Kindergarten, & Elementary School Teachers Special Education, Middle School Teachers Largest Number Elementary School Teachers Middle School Teachers Preschool Teachers Secondary School Teachers Teacher Assistants

$42,450 $25,440 $31,790 $40,950 $41,940 $42,450 $41,290 $25,440 $43,670 $23,440

* Source: Arizona Department of Commerce 2009

Essential Industry Transferable Skills • Speaking — Conveying information effectively to others. • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.

• Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/ instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Source: O*Net



Education Programs at the Maricopa Community Colleges College/Skill Center


Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale, South Mountain

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Curriculum for Young Children Early Care & Education Early Care Specialist Early Childhood Education & Administration Early Childhood Classroom Management Early Childhood Development Early Childhood Development: Montessori Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Administration & Management Early Learning and Development Management & Administration

Phoenix Mesa Mesa

College/Skill Center

Program EDUCATION Bilingual Endorsement eLearning Design Specialist ESL Endorsement Foundations of Student Services Instructional Assistance Reading Specialist Endorsement Teacher Assisting

Mesa, Phoenix Rio Salado Mesa, Phoenix Estrella Mountain Mesa, Phoenix Mesa Estrella Mountain

LIBRARY MEDIA TECHNOLOGY Phoenix Phoenix South Mountain, Rio Salado South Mountain Paradise Valley, Glendale, Rio Salado Glendale, Mesa, Rio Salado, South Mountain Scottsdale, Rio Salado Glendale, Mesa, Rio Salado

Library Information Technology Library Information Technology: Advanced Library Information Technology: Basic Library Information Technology: Practitioners Library Information Technology: School Library Media Center

Mesa Mesa Mesa Mesa Mesa

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Workforce Development & Community Reentry

Rio Salado


Small class sizes allow for a more personalized learning environment. Faculty Member and Student Scottsdale Community College



Educational Programs | Maricopa Community Colleges  

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