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Creating our future leaders in education.

Are you looking for a challenging career in a fast-paced, collaborative environment? Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of students? Start your path with us toward reaching your teaching goals. Through our programs, we can give you a strong foundation for your goal of teaching at the Early Childhood Education level (pre-k) or Education level (k-12). The programs at BMCC ready students for the field of education, whether they are looking to start a quick career with early learners or pursue a k-12 teaching licensure and other advanced degrees.

Grow Your Own.

Here at BMCC, we have the Grow Your Own Program (GYO). This is for students who want to remain local to eastern Oregon and teach within our own schools. Earn an Elementary Education (AAOT) degree in two years from us and transfer to Eastern Oregon University (EOU) to complete the last two years, earning a BS with two endorsements: Elementary-Multiple Subjects and ESOL.

Educational Pathways

Earn an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer-Elementary Education degree in two years from BMCC and transfer to a University of your choice with a teacher licensure program. After completion of a bachelor degree at a university, you are eligible to teach at the elementary level.

GROW YOUR OWN

Here at BMCC, we have the Grow Your Own Program (GYO). This is for students who want to remain local to eastern Oregon and teach within our own schools. Earn an Elementary Education (AAOT) degree in two years from us and transfer to Eastern Oregon University (EOU) to complete the last two years, earning a BS with two endorsements: Elementary-Multiple Subjects and ESOL.


Next Steps

Transfer to a university of your choice to complete your bachelor degrees.


You might work in these settings or specialties:

  • Teaching
  • Education administration
  • Tutoring
  • Consulting
  • Employee development

Start your educational goals here by completing your Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, with an emphasis on discipline of study, to teach at the high school level. For instance, history buffs can complete our classes in history to make yourself more eligible for teaching history as a teacher. Or, if math is your ticket, take a series of math courses at BMCC to prepare you as a math teacher.  After completing your degree at BMCC, transfer to an Oregon university of your choice and enter as a junior into your preferred subject, such as history or math.

The degree also includes courses related to the education field. Students should work closely with the Director of Education to select appropriate courses for an efficient transfer process.

Complete your education with a degree in

  • Secondary Teacher Program (AAOT)

Next Steps

Transfer to a university of your choice to complete your bachelor and master degrees.

You might work in these settings or specialties:

  • Teaching high school
  • Tutoring
  • Consulting

A certificate/degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) will help you obtain employment working with children from birth to age 8 in childcare, pre-school, schools, social work, and health care offices. Our ECE Program is infused with early childhood best practices from the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our program is online, so even the working student can work toward their educational goals while maintaining employment.

We offer Credit for Prior Learning! You may be eligible for receiving credit from previous credentials earned.

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DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES

Associate of Applied Science

Certificate of Completion

Career Pathways Certificate of Completion


All Early Childhood Certificates and Degrees include a Work Experience practicum students will need to complete. This Work Experience can be completed at various pre-schools, Head Start centers, and school districts. The BMCC Boardman Center has an Early Learning Center for easy access for local students and surrounding areas to complete the practicum.


Next Steps

Transfer to a university of your choice to complete your bachelors and masters degrees. We have great partnerships that honor the classes you take with us when it is time to transfer. That means you will maintain credits earned with us to keep you moving toward your educational goals.

You might work in these settings or specialties:

  • Teaching at a pre-school
  • Work in a daycare facility
  • Elementary schools
  • Social work
  • Health care offices
  • Head Start

Staff Information

Adjunct Education Instructor

Director, Early Childhood Education & Education

Room # P-179

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