Division of Education

Division of EducationDivision of Education majors at Northwest have several options from which to choose. Students usually complete their Associate of Arts degree at Northwest and then transfer to a senior institution to earn a bachelor’s degree. Your chances of success here are increased since the ratio of students to instructor is small.

Majors

  • Elementary Education-designed to prepare students to enter a bachelor’s degree program leading to elementary education certification.
  • Secondary Education-designed to prepare students to enter a bachelor’s degree program leading to secondary education certification.
  • Health and Physical Education-designed to prepare students to enter a bachelor’s degree program leading to physical education certification.
  • Recreation-designed for students intending to continue their study at a senior college and seek employment as a recreational professional in public, private or volunteer agencies.
  • Pre-communicative Disorders-designed to prepare students to transfer to a senior college’s communicative disorders program, leading to career opportunities in audiology, speech-hearing science, speech-language pathology and teaching the deaf.
  • Exercise Science-intended primarily for an exercise science major who intends to continue on to the bachelor’s degree and beyond. May be qualification for, or a first step toward, a broad range of career options, including personal trainer, sports medicine physician, coach and physical therapist.