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Career Flexibility

In today’s job market, transferable skills are a key to future success.  

Learning skills in your major or minor now that can transfer to other career choices later provides options and a competitive edge in the job market for Catawba College graduates.

The following are just some of the transferable skills you will learn while working toward your major (Elementary Education, Special Education, or Middle School Education) or minor (Secondary Education, Special Subjects, or Educational Studies) in Education: 

  • Active listening
  • Public speaking
  • Critical thinking and complex problem solving
  • Assessment administration and data interpretation
  • Progress monitoring
  • Planning and development
  • Instruction
  • Management of personnel (students)
  • Time management
  • Organization
  • Multitasking
  • Conflict resolution 
  • Motivational techniques
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Service orientation