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Welcome to Santa Monica College's Teacher Academy

Early Childhood/Education Department



​​ The Santa Monica College Teacher ​Academy is a distinctive campus community for prospective educators of children from birth through 12th grade.  The Teacher A​cademy, run by the Early Childhood/Education Department, offers education courses and fieldwork experiences along with a variety of support services to assist our students in achieving their academic, professional or personal goals.

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Career Options
Assistant Teacher* 
Children’s Librarian**
Preschool Teacher 
Primary grade Teacher**
Licensed Family Child Care Provider  
Kindergarten Teacher**
Program / Center Director* 
Site Supervisor*
After School Program Staff 
Parks and Recreation Aide
Early Childhood Special Education** 
Home  Visitor
Community College Instructor** 
Speech Pathologist**
Infant / Toddler Teacher 
Play Therapist**
Parent Educator 
Curriculum Specialist / Coordinator
Early Intervention Specialist** 
Child Life Specialist**
Associate Teacher* 
Community Care Licensing Analyst
Instructional Aide

*Levels on the Child Development Permit Matrix 
**These job opportunites generally require a Bachelor’s