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Education Program Pathway '..the transfer process has been easy..'

Every year, many people earn their teaching degree and are poised to make a difference in the minds of future generations. According to the National Center for Education Information (NCEI) the number of teachers employed is expected to grow to nearly 4 million by 2018. You also may be surprised to learn how competitive teaching salaries are. Generous benefits and extensive vacation time also make getting a teaching degree even better. Sound like something you might be interested in? Letís get started on your Education pathway!

Program categories in this pathway:

Associate Degrees:


Associate of Applied Science Degree


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Potential Career Opportunities:

Employment OUTLOOK:

At SSCC, we tailor our degrees and certificates to reflect growing trends in employment opportunities. Research SSCC Career Coach to learn about current projections in the Education field, or visit to view current Job Postings.



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Want to learn more about these programs?

Speak with one of the program's faculty members to see which area of study is right for you.

Education Faculty
  • Becky Storer, Associate Professor General Studies, Education
  • 800.628.7722 x2628
Education Students

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Meet Becky

"Many of our students enrolled in the education degree programs here at Southern State also choose to teach in our local schools and child learning centers after graduation. It is so rewarding to see former students in action when I visit various classrooms. Our students are well prepared to either transfer with an A.A. degree or to immediately enter the field of education with an A.A.S. degree. Regardless of whether students want to eventually work as teachers, paraprofessionals, or administrators, Southern State is a great place to start!"


Amber Boris, 2014 SSCC Graduate

"As a recent graduate of Southern State Community College, I would recommend the Early Childhood Education Program to any student looking for a career in education. The professors are very passionate about early education and have given me the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to be successful. With a child education center located on campus, I was able to take what I was learning in my classes and apply it in the child care setting."

"I finished my degree in two years (four semesters) and with the support and encouragement from my professors I have decided to continue my education at Wilmington College where I will earn my Bachelor's Degree to become an Intervention Specialist. For me, the transfer process has been easy. My credits transferred and I was awarded a $12,000 scholarship just for transferring from Southern State!"

"My overall experience at Southern State Community College was great! The professors are beyond helpful and always available to give suggestions, share experiences, and answer questions. I look forward to my future in education and am thankful for the experience I had at Southern State Community College."

Amber Boris | 2014 Southern State Graduate

Christina S., SSCC Alumni

"Great teachers share more than the facts; they share values. At Southern State Community College, the professors get to know you on a personal level and help make your educational experience one you will never forget."

Christina S. | Southern State Alumni

Blake K., 2007 SSCC Graduate

"Southern State truly prepared me for the career I am now working in: a special education teacher. As a student, I learned about the value of hard work and dedication, which I am now passing on to my students. It is a privilege to be an SSCC alumni."

Blake K. | 2007 Southern State Graduate

Heather M., 2013 SSCC Graduate

"Southern State provided me with the foundational skills which I have been able to apply in my own teaching. The professors have a commitment to excellence and I am grateful for the privilege of my education here at Southern State!"

Heather M. | 2013 Southern State Graduate

Christina D., 2015 SSCC Graduate

"Every student can learn, just not in the same way or at the same time. At Southern State Community College, the faculty and staff worked around my schedule, a schedule that fit into my life. Attending Southern State Community College has been a great experience for me!"

Christina D. | 2015 Southern State Graduate