Early Childhood Education

You can shape the future and make a difference in your community by choosing a career in education or public service. This pathway provides a variety of opportunities to work with people of many ages and backgrounds.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Pre-School Teacher $11.48
Teacher Assistant $12.05
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Educational, Guidance, School and Vocational Counselor $27.57
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Elementary School Teacher $23.43
Instructional Coordinator $31.92
Education Administrator (Elementary and Secondary School) $39.30

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Early Childhood Education Marianna High School
Early Childhood Education Sneads High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Childcare Center Management Specialization Chipola College
Early Childhood Education Chipola College
Education Gulf Coast State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Education - Mathematics Chipola College
Elementary Education Florida State University (Bay County)
English Education Chipola College
Middle School Education - Mathematics Chipola College
Middle School Education - Science Chipola College
Organizational Management Gulf Coast State College
Secondary Education - Biology Chipola College

IMPORTANT: In each potential pathway, the ability to transfer credits from one program level to the next is dependent on a variety of factors. Statewide articulation agreements may assist in these efforts but are not available for all potential career pathways. Ongoing guidance from academic career advisors and supervisors throughout your education and training pathway is recommended.

Note: Entrepreneurial skills are frequently incorporated in different Career Pathways programs to help students prepare to launch and contribute to successful enterprises of all types.

*Salary information source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics. The final education and wage rate is the decision of the hiring employer.

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