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Laura Ergle
Program Specialist, Career, Technical & Agricultural Education

1752 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30334
 (404) 463-6406
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Program Concentration: Education

Career Pathways
End of Pathway Assessments (Technical Skills Assessments)
Career Technical Student Organizations
Equipment Lists
Industry Certification Standards
Lab Designs

Teacher Certification Requirements
Unit Plans – Georgia Standards

What It's About

The Education Program Concentration is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the Education field. There are many diverse opportunities in Education, from a school administrator, school counselor, elementary school teacher, special needs teacher, secondary teacher, post secondary teacher, career and technical teacher, preschool teacher, paraprofessional – and the list continues. Students will have two career pathways to choose from: Early Childhood Education & Teaching as a Profession. These pathways will introduce the foundations of education, combined with knowledge and skills, gained in both the classroom and in the workplace, to prepare students for a career in Education.

Why It's Important

Education and how we can improve the education of our students is a major focus in Georgia, as well as many other states in the nation. The large number of educators that are at, or nearing the age of retirement, combined with the small number of teacher educators graduating from college, is a concern. These are reasons this Education Program Area is important – we need to start growing our own teachers in communities across Georgia.
Education Resources
ECE Program Guidelines 2010
Education Pathway presentation
Contemporary Issues in Education
Examining the Teaching Profession
Education GPS Training Presentation

Education Archives

Education Web Resources