Academic Affairs Office


The Education Explosion

With about 1 in 4 Americans enrolled in an education institution, education services is the second largest industry in the country, accounting for about 13 million jobs.  Most teaching positions require at least a bachelor's degree, and many require a master's or doctoral degree.

Secondary school teachers are expected to increase in numbers by up to 17 percent by 2014.  Salaries are rising as well; the American Federation of Teachers estimates the average salary of all public elementary and secondary school teachers in the 2003-2004 school year was $46,597.  Post-secondary teaching positions are expected to grow 27 percent or more by 2014; in 2004, post-secondary teachers had median annual earnings of $51,800.

Jobs In-Demand That Pay Well

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has identified education as one of the exciting professions expected to experience above-average growth over the next decade.  Education positions fall within the top 25 percent of earnings for workers overall, and most require a bachelor's degree or higher.  Is this growing career right for you?

The Education Department at MCC offers two different Associate Degrees and six different two-year certificate programs to get your career off the ground:

Education Programs (Degree and Certificates)

  • Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
  • Associate in Science & Arts Degree (A.S.A.) transferable
  • Autism Certificate
  • Child Development Associate Preschool Certificate
  • CDA Family Day Care Certificate
  • CDA Infant-Toddler Certificate
  • MCC Teacher Aide Certificate
  • MCC Instructional Assistant, Special Education Certificate

For more information on these programs, check MCC's Catalog.
Click here for Course Descriptions.


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Mission Statement

Muskegon Community College, an associate degree-granting institution of higher education, is a center for lifelong learning which provides persons the opportunity to attain their educational goals by offering programs that respond to individual, community, and global needs.  To fulfill its part of the mission, the Education Department is committed to providing high quality education for our ethnically and economically diverse community.

Muskegon Community College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission located in Chicago.