Cottey College partners with Crowder College of Neosho, Missouri, to offer the pre-professional education courses required by the state of Missouri. By carefully combining education courses with general education courses offered by Cottey, the student can transfer to her selected 4-year institution with minimal problems. Of course, the key is careful planning. Since each state has specific requirements for teaching certification/licensure, the student must work with her academic advisor and selected transfer institution when planning her academic program at Cottey College.
The field of Education is multi-faceted. Education specializations include elementary, secondary, adult and continuing, special, administration and supervision, early childhood, guidance and counseling, testing and evaluation, business, and vocational/technical. In addition to teaching in the traditional school setting, Education majors find employment in business and industry, government agencies, youth services, camps, hospitals, and various non-profit organizations.
You might consider Education as a major if you are creative, have strong interpersonal skills, enjoy motivating and organizing people, and like variety in your daily activities. Cottey College is great a place to begin your career in the education profession.