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Occupational Education Associate

Curriculum Description

The Occupational Education Associate curriculum is designed for individuals skilled and experienced in a trade or technical specialty who would like to receive an associate degree in preparation for teaching or other purposes. Course work is designed to supplement previous education, training, and/or experience the individual has already attained. Graduates of the program may find employment as instructors in the field of occupational education.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging to ALL children
  • Design and implement developmentally effective curriculum that addresses all domains of learning
  • Support and empower ALL children, families, and communities through trusting and respectful reciprocal relationships
  • Use authentic assessment responsibility to make informed decisions to guide ALL children’s learning
  • Communicate effectively using standard written and verbal skills
  • Utilize technology to enhance learning for ALL children
  • Serve as a leader, advocate, and professional in the fields of early education

After Graduation

Career opportunities:

  • Auto Repair Teacher
  • Culinary Arts Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Teachers Aide

Potential employers for graduates:

  • Public and Private Schools
  • Private and Community Colleges

Contact for information

Health and Public Services
Health and Public Services
Office: 828-395-1668
Department Directory

Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Subject to change depending on availability.

Dr. Alice McCluney
Early Childhood Education Instructor