Education Career Pathway

Associate's Degree (2 years)


Bachelor's Degree (4 years)


Master's Degree (6 years)


    Try Your Hand at Work


  • Shadow a Teacher
  • Camp Counselor
  • Coach
  • Peer Mentor
  • Peer Tutor
  • Childcare
  • Teacher's Aide

    College Major Options


  • Elementary/Secondary Education
  • School Counseling
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Health and Physical Science
  • Special Education
  • Early Childhood Education

    Career Options


  • Elementary/Secondary Teacher
  • School Principal
  • School District Superintendent
  • Librarian
  • Special Education Teacher
  • School Counselor
  • Early Childhood Education Teacher
  • College Adjunct/Professor
  • Career and Technical Education Teacher
Industry Recognized Credentials
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Education Fundamentals & Early Childhood Education Competency Assessments
American Red Cross CPR/First Aid
CDA - Child Development Associate
Educator Rising Micro-credentials
Recommended High School Courses
    Education Courses:

  • Child/Human Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Occupational Child Care
    Other Valuable Courses:

  • Senior Year Math
  • Communications/Publi Speaking
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry or Physics
  • Biology
Recommended Dual Enrollment
    Education Courses:

  • Teaching and Learning (EDU101)
  • Human Growth and Development (EDU220)
  • Child and Adolescent Development (EDEC247)
    Other Valuable Courses:

  • Contemporary Math (M105)
  • Math for Elementary Teachers (M130)
  • Calculus (M161)
  • Statistics (STAT216)
  • Intro to Psychology (PSYX100)
  • Intro to Literature (LIT110)
  • Earth System Sciences (LIT110)
  • Chemistry I (CHMY141)
  • Physics I (PHSX205)
  • Biology (BIOB160 or BIOB170)
  • Intro to Native American Studies (NASX105)
  • Intro to American Government (PSCI210)
Postsecondary Options in the Montana University System
Dawson Community College Flathead Valley Community College Helena College Miles Community College MSU Billings Montana State University Bozeman MSU Northern Salish Kootenai College University of Montana University of Montana Western