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Welcome to the Education Department home page. This site reviews useful information for those who are interested in becoming teachers and who will be taking courses in the Education Department of Galveston College, whether as majors or as students taking electives.
It is the goal of the Education Department at Galveston College to introduce students to aspects of teaching while providing practical experience in the field. Faculty are committed to offering a high-quality program with opportunities for stewardship and excellence.
What is the Role of an Education Major?
Education majors generally study courses that assist them in the teaching of students from kindergarten to high school. Degree plans focus on preparation of the education student from basic sharing of knowledge with students to coping with special populations. Education majors also have the opportunity to do field work in their selected areas of specialization.
Students not majoring in education are welcome to enroll in available courses as electives.
Galveston College’s Education Faculty have excellent credentials and practical experience in the field.
Students majoring in Education generally begin by taking core courses in English, government, math and science. In their second year of courses, majors take Introduction to Teaching and Introduction to Special Populations. Classes are small with individualized instruction; students are encouraged to learn a myriad of skills in preparation for teaching in addition to the engagement in field work. Following the completion of course work at Galveston College, students are assisted with finding the best four-year institution for transfer and completion of a four-year degree in Education.
Employment of education, training, and library occupations is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 888,900 new jobs are projected to be added from 2016 to 2026.
Enrollment is projected to increase at both the college and university level and among public elementary and secondary schools, therefore post-secondary teachers and preschool, elementary and secondary school teachers will be needed to meet the demand. Education, training, and library occupations, however, are affected by state and local budgets, and budgetary restrictions can limit employment growth.
The median annual wage for education, training, and library occupations was $48,740 in May 2017, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,690.