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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 Find Your Teaching Path! document to help you choose your path.

Characteristics

Programs

Degrees

   

High Unit Certificates

(18 units or more)

Low Unit Certificates

(less than 18 units)
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

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Project Manager Teacher Preparation Pipeline & Pathways
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BSS Secretary

Career Outlook

Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, clerical, or auxiliary activities of public or private elementary or secondary level schools.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Work experience, plus bachelor's or higher degree .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Annually Rate: $126,820.00
Career Growth: 7.70%

Teach pupils in public or private schools at the elementary level basic academic, social, and other formative skills. Exclude "Special Education Teachers" (25-2041 through 25-2043).

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree in their subject area .

California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Annually Rate: $82,237.00
Career Growth: 6.90%

Develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology in specialized fields that provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses. Include educational consultants and specialists, and instructional material directors.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Master's degree .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $39.87
Career Growth: 11.40%

Instruct children (normally up to 5 years of age) in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification. Exclude "Child Care Workers" (39-9011) and "Special Education Teachers" (25-2041 through 25-2043).

Employers are usually looking for candidates with Post secondary vocational training .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $16.93
Career Growth: 9.70%

Teach preschool school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other"

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $44,023.00
Career Growth: 11.80%

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.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Master's degree .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $45.37
Career Growth: 16.40%
Source: Employment Development Department (EDD), State of California.

Resources

  • California Commission on Teaching Credentialing:
    https://www.ctc.ca.gov/
    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:
    https://www.teachcalifornia.org/
    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:
    https://www.riohondo.edu/iteach/
    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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