Education Program at Harper College

"If we want America to lead in the 21st century, nothing is more important than giving everyone the best education possible-from the day they start preschool to the day they start their career.'' - President Barack Obama

The more you learn, the more you earn.

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for preschool teachers in 2010 was $25,700 per year ($12.35 per hour); for elementary school teachers, $51/380; for high school teachers, $53,230; for post-secondary teachers, $62,050.
  • Employment for kindergarten, elementary school and post-secondary teachers is expected to grow 17% through 2020.

Your Education is Serious Business: Start. Finish and Go Forward.

Education begins early in childhood and continues into adulthood. To create an economy built to last, we need to provide every child with a complete and competitive education that will enable them to succeed in a global economy based on knowledge and innovation. We will prepare you to lead our next generation into the future.

Harper Advantages

  • Options. Earn an associate degree to prepare for immediate employment in the field, add credentials to your resume by completing one of our many specialized certificates or complete industry-specific CE training to sharpen your skills.
  • Harper's Child Learning Center is an onsite pre-school that allows you to get hands-on experience under the guidance of knowledgeable instructors.
  • Harper instructors are highly credentialed and experienced educators who make classroom theory come alive through interactive experiences and teaching practices.

Choose the Degree or Certificate That Meets Your Goal

Prepare to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree by viewing the Sample Transfer Plan for any of the following areas:

Check out some transfer options:


Prepare to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree:

View CE courses, seminars and certificates.

Harper Career Paths