Teaching Professions
 
Teachers help shape our nation's future by educating our youth.  Teaching Professions students work in established local preschool classrooms, elementary, and middle schools to help them gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in their chosen field.  This program provides students with the coursework and observation hours to earn a Child Development Associate Certificate.
 
To complete all the required skills, high school students attend three hours per day for two school years.  Adults may complete in one year by attending six hours per day.

Program Instructor

 Diane Whitmer

Mrs. Whitmer has been a teacher since 1992 and holds valid teaching certificates in Missouri and Illinois.  She has earned a B.S. degree in Early Childhood & Elementary Education and a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction.  Mrs. Whitmer also holds additional certification in Advanced Reading, Principal and Career Education in Human Development/Child Care.  She began teaching at NCC in August, 2008.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Dual and/or Articulated Credit

Program completers may earn 12 college credits through Missouri Western State University.

Program Video

Skills Attained

 
               Program of Study 
  • Child development and observation
  • Child health, safety & nutrition
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Communicating with families
  • Managing and maintaining Early Childhood programs
  • Childcare regulations, laws & policies
  • Professional & leadership development
  • American Heart Assoc Infant/Child/Adult CPR/AED & First Aid

Career Opportunities


 

Hourly Wage*

Average Salary*

Childcare Worker

$   8 - $ 11

$ 19,000

Nanny

$   8 - $ 11

$ 20,000

Preschool Teacher

$   9 - $ 24

$ 26,000

Childcare Center Director

$ 14 - $ 43

$ 27,000

Middle School Teacher

$ 18 - $ 40

$ 52,000

Elementary School Teacher

$ 18 - $ 42

$ 53,000

 
* Occupational Outlook Handbook, Summer 2012
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