What is the Education and Social Sciences pathway?


The education and social sciences pathway is a broad academic route that encompasses fields related to education, psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, and other social sciences. This pathway focuses on the study of human behavior, societies, and the processes that shape them. It typically involves understanding social, cultural, and political dynamics, as well as examining educational systems and learning processes.

Education and social sciences programs often offer a variety of specializations, including early childhood education, special education, counseling, social work, international relations, public policy, and more. The pathway prepares individuals for careers in education, research, policy analysis, counseling, social services, community development, and various roles within the public and private sectors.

Programs in the Pathway

Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer - Elementary Educator Transfer Pathway

Start your journey towards becoming an educator with our Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer - Elementary Educator Transfer Pathway. This pathway provides a seamless transition to four-year universities, enabling you to pursue a bachelor's degree in education while building a solid foundation in the social sciences.

Early Childhood Education

CGCC's ECE program can help you enter the rewarding field of Early Childhood Education, learning the skills required for placement on the National Registry and working in a variety of professional settings.

Career Opportunities

  • Preschool Teacher 
  • Early Childhood Education Specialist 
  • Elementary School Teacher 
  • Childcare Center Director 
  • Early Intervention Specialist 
  • Social Worker 
  • Community Outreach Coordinator 
  • Behavioral Therapist 
  • Psychologist 
  • Sociologist 
  • Anthropologist 
  • Historian 
  • Economist 
  • Political Scientist 

Zip Krummel

Education & Social Science Department Chair & Psychology Instructor

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