There are many exciting and rewarding career opportunities that can result from a program of study in education. Such careers include, but are not limited to, becoming an early childhood or elementary school teacher, a daycare provider, a child care specialist, or a counselor.
The courses offered in our education program are grounded in theory of child development, which is the foundation of our profession. In addition, the program incorporates fieldwork hours, providing first-hand experience as well as an early start in fulfilling fieldwork requirements for career licenses.
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National Association for the Education of Young Children
NAEYC provides articles, information, and job listings for educators.
Kingsborough Education Program - ALST
KBCC provides information on the ALST exam, the first certification exam.
CUNY Education Programs
This website provides links to the various education programs within CUNY.
New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute (PDI)
PDI provides information on workshops and job openings across the city.
Office of Teaching Initiatives
OTI provides information about teacher certification and fingerprinting.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
- Teacher Assistant: The demand for teacher assistants will grow 4% by 2029 and add 50,000 new teacher assistants to the job field. The average pay in 2019 was estimated to be $29,640 per year.
- Preschool Teacher: By 2029, there will be 2% more preschool teacher jobs. They project 13,500 new teachers to enter the field. The average pay for preschool teachers was $34,650 per year in 2019.
- Childcare Worker: According to the BLS, jobs will grow by 2% and add 19,500 new workers. The average pay in 2019 was $25,510 per year for part-time childcare workers.