Educators of the Future: Early Childhood Program Offers Many Options

Lindsey Williams says her decision to study early childhood education at JCC was definitely the right one. An assistant teacher in the college’s Child Development Center, Williams is fulfilling her passion to help children develop and thrive. “It’s definitely a rewarding job,” she said. “You know at the end of the day you are trying to do your best to make sure these children are...

Early Childhood Student Named Academic Excellence Award Winner

Jennylee Spottswood has always enjoyed caring for children. “Once my twins started kindergarten, I knew I wanted to find something I was passionate about,” she said. “I started working at a preschool in Raleigh and I learned so much from the teachers there. I wanted to be a better teacher, to know what’s developmentally appropriate for children, and the correct way of teaching so I...

Preparing Highly-Qualified Teachers for Johnston County

New Dual Enrollment Program to Create Affordable Pathway to a Teaching Degree Johnston County Public Schools, Johnston Community College and the NC State College of Education are establishing a dual enrollment program and piloting an Associate in Science (Teacher Education Concentration) degree to create an affordable pathway to earn a teaching degree and to supply highly-qualified teachers...