Program: Education (624)
Award: Associate of Arts and Sciences (transfer degree)

Program Purpose:

This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree and meet the state teacher certification requirements for Early Childhood (PK-3), Elementary (PK-6), Middle School (6-8), or selected areas of Special Education.

What will I learn?

Students in this program will be introduced to teaching as a profession, and develop foundational knowledge and skills for civic engagement, critical thinking, professional readiness, quantitative literacy, scientific literacy, and written communication. 

How long will I need to be in college?

A college-ready student attending Camp full-time can complete this associate degree in two years. 

Where do Camp students who complete this degree transfer?

Over the last five years, Camp Education graduates have transferred to Chowan University, Christopher Newport University, Liberty University, Longwood University, Old Dominion University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Western Governors University.

What is the job outlook for teachers who possess a four-year degree in education?

As of September 2019, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for teaching was as follows:

  • Preschool Teacher was 2,343.Over the last three years, this field shed 27 jobs in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Preschool Teachers, December 2019).
  • Kindergarten Teacher was 781.Over the last three years, this field shed 13 jobs in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Preschool Kindergarten Teachers, December 2019).
  • Elementary School Teacher was 7,710.Over the last three years, this field shed 23 jobs in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Elementary School Teachers, December 2019).
  • Middle School Teacher was 3,447.Over the last three years, this field shed 9 jobs in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Middle School Teachers, December 2019).

How much can I earn with a four-year degree in education?

Below are the 2018 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.

 

Entry Level

Mean

Experienced

Preschool Teachers

$20,400

$37,900

$46,700

Kindergarten Teachers

$43,200

$63,700

$73,900

Elementary School Teachers

$47,500

$68,700

$79,300

Middle School Teachers

$46,200

$68,400

$79,500

(Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, December 2019)

Want to know more?  Check out the program map and program requirements in the College Catalog.