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Education Degrees and Programs Offered in California (CA)


Working as a teacher typically requires a bachelor's degree plus a teacher's license from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Elementary school teachers must earn a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, while high school teachers must earn a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and special education instructors must earn an Education Specialist Instruction Credential. For top-level education administration careers in California, a doctoral degree is typically required.

Explore education degrees in California

Learn more about your training options. With the right training and certification, you can prepare yourself for a rewarding career in education. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 2009 mean annual wages for popular education careers in California:

Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School: $103,600

  1. Secondary School Teachers: $63,860
  2. Middle School Teachers: $61,370
  3. Elementary School Teachers: $61,230
  4. Kindergarten Teachers: $56,660

Earning your choice of education degrees in California can lead to a growing career. A projected 17.6 percent boost in job opportunities is expected for middle school teachers between 2008-2018, according to the California Employment Development Department. During that same time period, a 11.9 percent growth is projected for preschool teachers, and a 11.1 percent growth for secondary school teachers. Explore your local California training opportunities in education today.

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