Social Science & Education

Individuals who study and work in areas of social science and education are interested in helping people. Some examples of Social Science fields are Sociology and Social Work, Psychology, Geography, Economics, and History. Some examples of careers in education are Teaching, Special Education, Education Administration, School Counseling, and Social Work. Individuals working in these fields enjoy helping people understand and appreciate who they are. They also strive to help others understand how their actions impact (and are impacted) by society and the environment in which they live. BMCC offers a variety of pathways in social science areas and in education for students interested in transferring to a four-year university.



Degrees & Certificates

Degrees related to the areas of Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
Degrees related to K-12 Teaching and Education

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.

AAOT Elementary Education

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.

STEP 1: Begin your education at BMCC with a degree in


STEP 2: Transfer to a university of your choice to complete your bachelor and master degrees.

Degrees/Certificates Related to Early Childhood Education (Pre-Kindergarten)

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.

Early Childhood Education AAS 

Further Information

Social Science, Elementary, and Secondary Education

  • ED 101 Introduction to Education Seminar & Practicum (fall term only) or a 3-credit Health class
  • WR 121z English Composition I or COM 111z Public Speaking
  • One Social Science of the following: ANTH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, GEOG 120 World/Regional Geography, HST 201, 202, or 203 History of the United States, PS 201 or 202 American Government & Politics, PSY 201 General Psychology
  • One Art or Literature course of the following: ART 115, 116, 117 Basic Design, ART 131, 132, 133 Beginning Drawing, ENG 104, 105, or 106 Introduction to Literature

Early Childhood Education
For those interested in creating a schedule for ECE, please contact Director of Early Childhood Education and Education

Linc Debunce(541) 278-5924ldebunce@bluecc.eduPioneer Hall, Room P-177
Pendleton Campus
Sara Reyburn

(541) 278-5920

sreyburn@bluecc.eduPioneer Hall, Room P-173
Pendleton Campus

Tammy Short

(541) 278-5941

Pioneer Hall, Room P-179
Pendleton Campus

Staff Information

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