In support of Northern Marianas College’s commitment to the health and safety of its campus community, the College has announced that beginning in the Fall 2021 semester, the COVID-19 vaccination would be part of the health clearance requirements for students who are enrolled in face-to-face or in-person classes.

The vaccination requirement allows NMC to offer a fuller range of in-person campus experiences in the fall, including co-curricular activities and events. Additionally, vaccination remains the most effective way to protect those who are not able to receive vaccination (children under age 12 and those who are medically exempted) and to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end. Further, the vaccine requirement furthers the CNMI’s goal of reaching herd immunity against the COVID-19 virus.




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School of Education

Our programs focus on the helping professions aimed at building better communities one student, one person and one family at a time. Through high-impact, hands-on learning experiences, we create opportunities for our students to excel and thrive. The teacher education program and Rehabilitation & Human Services at Northern Marianas College prepares outstanding professional educators and counselors who make a difference within the community they serve. We see educators and counselors as teachers, leaders, and advocates in service. Our students gain not only the professional knowledge they will need in the classroom or counseling center, but also the skills needed to help their students or clients reach their full potential and utilize that potential. In doing so, they open doors of opportunity for future generations - the true calling of every teacher and counselor.

Our programs focus on the helping professions aimed at building better communities one student, one person and one family at a time. Through high-impact, hands-on learning experiences, we create opportunities for our students to excel and thrive. The teacher education program and Rehabilitation & Human Services at Northern Marianas College prepares outstanding professional educators and counselors who make a difference within the community they serve. We see educators and counselors as teachers, leaders, and advocates in service. Our students gain not only the professional knowledge they will need in the classroom or counseling center, but also the skills needed to help their students or clients reach their full potential and utilize that potential. In doing so, they open doors of opportunity for future generations - the true calling of every teacher and counselor.

About SOE

Overview

The Northern Marianas College School of Education (SOE) is dedicated to enhancing the quality of education in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Island (CNMI) by providing a Bachelors of Science (BS) degree in Education with concentrations in Elementary Education (Elem Ed.), Early Childhood Education (ECE), Special Education (Sped), and Rehabilitation & Human Services (RHS). Preparing aspiring professionals for life-long learning, personal development, and successful adaptation in the world’s ever-changing and increasingly interdependent local, regional, and global societies

The mission of the School of Education is to promote excellence in the art and science of teaching through research-based pedagogy and assessment so as to assist in the improvement of the quality of life within the Commonwealth by providing superior education programs for aspiring and veteran professionals in the field of Education and Human Services whilst in support of the mission of Northern Marianas College with understanding of regional and global diversity in a changing world.

The mission of the School of Education is to promote the science and art of teaching, research-based pedagogy and assessment, and assistance of community members with improving their quality of life, while recognizing regional and global diversity in a changing world by providing quality programs and services for aspiring and veteran professionals in Education and Human Services in support for the Northern Marianas College mission.

What Careers can I get upon obtaining my degree?

The future is bright, and the need is great in both education and counseling. These are not areas that students pursue with plans on becoming rich, but they can be fulfilling careers, filled with opportunities to touch people’s lives and help many young people grow into responsible adults. Some areas where you could work within your community: Headstart, Child Development Center, Kindergarten, K-8 teacher, Special Education teacher, School Counselor, Community Service Provider as well as a stepping stone for becoming a School Administrator or Community Service Administrator and all of these opportunities could be in the public or private sector. 

Did you know that suitable jobs within the educational field and public sector are abundantly available?  Your degree—along with the transferable skills you've gained, from both inside and outside the classroom—can make you a good candidate for all kinds of professional careers.  To name a few - highly qualified Educator for K-8, Counselor in both private and public practices/school settings, and Community Service providers within our community such as OVR, NMPASI, CGC, Kuma Esperansa, and Kiridat.  These are just a few opportunities available with your degree.

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