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There are a variety of paths that lead to becoming a teacher or other professional within the field of education. It is important to know what level and student population you want to work with so that you choose the right path for teaching. Please refer to our Teacher Preparation Pathways website and our Find Your Teaching Path! document to help you choose your path.

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Programs

Degrees

High Unit Certificates

(18 units or more)

Low Unit Certificates

(18 units or less)
Notes:
AS-T Associate in Science for Transfer Degree
AA-T Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
AA Associate of Arts Degree
AS Associate of Science Degree
CC Career Certificate
COA Certificate of Achievement
COSP Certificate of Skill Proficiency

Meet Your Success Team

We are here to answer your questions and support you in your journey here at Rio Hondo College. Please click or tap here to reach out to us if you need guidance or help. 

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Angelica Martinez
Counselor
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Emily Ramazzini
Counselor
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Irene Vu
Counselor
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Robin Babou
Librarian
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Lea Martinez
Project Manager Teacher Preparation Pipeline & Pathways
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Alia Medrano
Success Coach
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Mima Melgarejo
Success Coach
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Liz Osollo-Chavez
BSS Secretary
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Christina Sanchez
Success Coach
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Carol Sigala
Professor of Child Development and Education
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Dr. Adam Wetsman
Dean of Behavioral and Social Science

Career Outlook

Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of kindergarten, elementary, or secondary schools.

Median Salary:
$129,802.48
Annual Job Opening:
1,996
Typical Education Level:
a Master's or Professional degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Master's or Professional degree
84%
A high school diploma or less
9%
A Bachelor's degree
7%

Teach academic and social skills to students at the elementary school level.

Median Salary:
$85,391.87
Annual Job Opening:
12,178
Typical Education Level:
a Bachelor's degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Bachelor's degree
84%
A Master's or Professional degree
13%
Some college
1%

Develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology into instruction in order to provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses. May train and coach teachers. Includes educational consultants and specialists, and instructional material directors.

Median Salary:
$72,014.18
Annual Job Opening:
2,387
Typical Education Level:
a Master's or Professional degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Master's or Professional degree
75%
A Bachelor's degree
25%
A Doctoral degree or more
0%

Instruct preschool-aged students, following curricula or lesson plans, in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth.

Median Salary:
$35,871.26
Annual Job Opening:
6,342
Typical Education Level:
a high school diploma or less
Top Entry-level Education:
A high school diploma or less
29%
A Bachelor's degree
25%
Some college
12%

Teach academic, social, and life skills to preschool-aged students with learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. Includes teachers who specialize and work with students who are blind or have visual impairments; students who are deaf or have hearing impairments; and students with intellectual disabilities.

Median Salary:
$50,098.98
Annual Job Opening:
112
Typical Education Level:
a Bachelor's degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Bachelor's degree
63%
A Master's or Professional degree
32%
An Associate degree
3%

Assess and treat persons with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. May select alternative communication systems and teach their use. May perform research related to speech and language problems.

Median Salary:
$92,890.92
Annual Job Opening:
1,615
Typical Education Level:
a Master's or Professional degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Master's or Professional degree
100%
Source: Emsi Data.

Resources

  • Teacher Preparation Pathways Website
    This informational website is designed for Rio Hondo College students from all majors who are interested in pursuing teaching K-12 careers in California or abroad.
  • California Commission on Teaching Credentialing
    The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing is an agency in the Executive Branch of California State Government. It was created in 1970 by the Ryan Act and is the oldest of the autonomous state standards boards in the nation. The major purpose of the agency is to serve as a state standards board for educator preparation for the public schools of California, the licensing and credentialing of professional educators in the State, the enforcement of professional practices of educators, and the discipline of credential holders in the State of California.
  • Teach California
    California faces a shortage of special education, mathematics, and science teachers. With a special focus on these shortage areas, the TEACH California Website is designed to recruit individuals to the profession of teaching, explain the teacher preparation process, assist prospective teachers in creating their plan to become credentialed teachers, provide relevant content, partner with related public and non-profit entities, and offer links to important resources. The TEACH California Website is the California Department of Education's (CDE) primary Web effort for recruiting individuals to the teaching profession.
  • STEM-CTE Teach Program
    Rio Hondo College's STEM-CTE/TEACH program strives to be an exemplary teacher pipeline program, allowing students and working professionals to gain access to quality teacher education and explore a career in teaching.

About RHC

Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.

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Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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