Education, Secondary

Education students in class

Education, Secondary

  • Education, Secondary

Sheridan College, Gillette College
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Degree Options: AS 

Every day, high school teachers are making a difference in students’ lives, all across the country. Completing a college degree in Education contributes to the well-being and advancement of our communities, states and country. Are you interested in becoming a teacher? NWCCD’s Associate of Science in Secondary Education program follows state and national standards, and is based on current research in best practices to ensure the very highest quality instruction in teacher education.


NWCCD partners with colleges and universities across the country to help graduating students seamlessly transfer into Bachelor’s degree programs. The NWCCD Secondary Education program is offered at both Gillette College and Sheridan College.


Industry Outlook

Opportunities are endless in terms of employment. Many NWCCD students earning an Associate of Science in Elementary Education continue to seek Bachelor’s degrees in Education, which allows them to teach in a variety of educational settings. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics predicts that by 2022 over 52,000 jobs will be added to the education field.


Careers and Opportunities

High school teachers make a difference in students’ lives. They guide, shape and mentor students every day. The NWCCD Secondary Education program is designed to meet the challenges and demands of teacher certification and to help students begin their teaching careers with enthusiasm, skill, and genuine dedication. Many students with degrees in Secondary Education have gone on to careers like:

  • High school teacher
  • School principal
  • School and career counselor
  • Special education
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Teacher assistant
  • Childcare worker



NWCCD faculty will help you assume a leadership role within the education community and the education profession at large.


Our Program

NWCCD is proud to offer an excellent Secondary Education Associate of Science program at Gillette College and Sheridan College. As a student the Education program, you will be 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. Small class sizes provide more time for hands-on learning as well as solid, student and instructor interaction and research. Education faculty members serve as your advisors and mentors, making sure you are learning the skills you need to succeed as an educator.


NWCCD Secondary Education students enjoy the numerous opportunities to have hands-on experience in the field, which bridges the gap between theory and practice.  Local and area partnerships are a large part of the program. Students work directly with lab schools, as well as in afterschool programs and enrichment programs. Your class schedule will include a teaching practicum, offering you classroom experience.


Teachers are vital to the success of our communities and economies, helping shape the next generation of workers. What will you teach?


Faculty and Community

NWCCD’s Education faculty believe in quality teacher education. The faculty within the Education department act upon a set of common beliefs that reflect the importance placed upon the preparation of qualified professional educators who will assume leadership roles within the local education community and the education profession at large.


NWCCD’s strong community partnerships present our students with a variety of hands-on experience, from assisting afterschool programs to teacher practicums. As a student, you will learn the principles and necessary skills that lead to success.


NWCCD students gain real-world experience in the Secondary Education program. Learn more.

Meet Our Faculty


Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties.

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