Education, Elementary

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Education, Elementary

  • Education, Elementary

Sheridan College, Gillette College
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Degree Options: AS 

Teaching important subjects like math and reading, Elementary Education teachers are helping children prepare for success in future schooling. Elementary Education teachers are making a difference in the lives of young children, and often find the profession rewarding. Elementary Education teachers are also vital to the greater economies our communities, states and country as they help students reach proficient grade levels, which leads to future academic and career success, research shows. NWCCD’s Associate of Science in Elementary Education is offered at Sheridan College and Gillette College.


Industry Outlook

Elementary and kindergarten teachers are in high demand across the U.S. Elementary school teachers find jobs and careers in public and private schools in every state, preparing lessons, grading papers and guiding students through fundamental subjects. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics predicts that by 2022 over 188,000 jobs will be added to the field of kindergarten and elementary school teachers, an increase of 12%.


Careers and Opportunities

With the Elementary Education field set to grow by thousands of jobs, teachers are presented opportunities across a variety of settings and locations, both in public and private schools. Earning a degree from NWCCD in Elementary Education can lead you to a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. You can join an education field like:

  • Elementary school teacher
  • Preschool teacher
  • Middle school teacher
  • School counselor
  • Librarian
  • School principle
  • School administrator
  • Social worker
  • Special education teacher
  • Teacher assistant
  • High school teacher
  • Instructional coordinator



Small class sizes and the opportunity to get hands-on experience in local school districts will prepare you for success in Education.


Our Program

Our NWCCD Associate of Science degree program in Elementary Education is based on current research in best practices to ensure the very highest quality instruction in teacher education. Earning a degree from NWCCD, you will have the choice to transfer to many of our partnering colleges or universities across the country. In addition, with on-site extension education degree programs, you will have the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree on campus through Chadron State College of Nebraska.


Students in NWCCD’s Elementary Education program are well-prepared to meet the challenges and demands of teacher certification by being immediately immersed in the field of education through joint partnerships with local and area schools and childcare centers. Your course schedule in the Elementary Education program may include Math for Elementary School Teachers, Education Tech Theory, Educational Psychology, Literature for Children and more, as well as a Practicum in Teaching and wide-ranging elective courses.


Education is vital to our society. Where will you teach?


Faculty and Community

Our NWCCD Elementary Education faculty members have many years of teaching experience in public schools as well as at the college level. They do an excellent job preparing our preservice teachers for the rigors of the education field and teaching. Our award-winning faculty members maintain the highest standards and work closely with students to ensure their success.  They will teach you each aspect of education theory, practice and application.


NWCCD also has strong relationships with local school districts, including the Campbell County School District in Gillette and the Sheridan County School Districts, to provide our students hands-on learning opportunities. NWCCD partners with Chadron State College of Nebraska, to help students earn Bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education without leaving campus.



Want to learn how NWCCD’s Elementary Education program can prepare you for a job as a teacher?

Meet Our Faculty


Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties. Committed to creating student success and making a difference in the communities it serves, NWCCD serves over 6,500 credit and non-credit students per year.

Sheridan College

1 Whitney Way
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-675-0505
Phone: 888-675-0505

Gillette College

300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-681-6000
Phone: 888-681-6070