Students at graduation

Education - After Graduation

The education program at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) allows you to earn your basic credits at a lower cost before transferring to a four-year university to complete your degree. Once you graduate with your bachelor’s in education, here are a few career opportunities available to you.

Future Careers

MHCC Career Coaches are here to help you explore your career options after graduation. Below are a few common paths graduates can pursue.

Elementary School Teachers

As an elementary school teacher, you will teach basic skills, such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills. You will also provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.

Teaching Assistants, Elementary, Middle and Secondary School

As a teacher’s assistant, you will perform tasks such as assisting librarians in school libraries and attending staff meetings and serving on school committees.

Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary

As an education administrator, you will guide students regarding personal, academic, vocational, or behavioral issues and coordinate activities of teachers, administrators, and support staff at schools, public agencies, and institutions.

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

As a middle school teacher, you will need to establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students. You will also prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

In this role, you will adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests and maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.

Instructional Coordinators

As an instructional coordinator, you will advise and teach students and recommend, order, or authorize the purchase of instructional materials, supplies, equipment, and visual aids designed to meet student educational needs and district standards.

Learn more with MHCC's Career coach

Job Boards

Here are places to search for current openings at organizations that hire for your skill set.

Take the next step with Mt. Hood Community College

Have questions about the Education Program?

Read Education Frequently Asked Questions

Ready to Get Started?

Talk with an Advisor

Apply or Request Information