Education and certification can prepare you for many occupations in the field of early education. At Grant Regional Career Center, you’ll get on-the-job training as you work in our elementary schools, Head Start program, and local child care centers. You’ll learn techniques and gain knowledge of a wide range of education-related topics.  

Typical careers: Teacher | Tutor | Administrator | Educational Assistant

Typical salary range: $19,300 - $87,000

In some classes, students can earn high school credit and college credit at the same time! (This can save you big on your college bills!)

>> For more information on all classes currently offered in the Education career pathway, click here.

Professional certifications available through MRCC: 

- PrePAC

>> Ready to sign up? Call GRCC at 765-664-9091 for more information!

DID YOU KNOW: Marion High School graduates have made an impact in this field! The following MHS alumni have been inducted into the Marion High School Hall of Distinction.

  • John A. Beineke, Ed.D, Class of 1968: Teacher at McCulloch Junior High School, then professor and administrator at several colleges; program director at Kellog Foundation; author
  • Kenneth Browner, Class of 1982, teacher who helped develop African American history and ethnic studies curricula for Indianapolis area schools, well-respected track coach, Indiana Association of Track & Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame inductee 
  • Sharon Dunwoody, Ph.D, Class of 1965: Professor emerita at University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication; award-winning researcher in the field of science communication
  • Francis Edward Fisher, Class of 1951: Deputy director of the NASA Office of Inspector General; FBI special agent; Korean War veteran; teacher in Marion and Florida
  • Richard "Dick" Persinger, Class of 1957: Longtime teacher, coach, and administrator at Marion High School, serving as principal for 10 years; also served on the Marion City Council
  • Avis Martin Stewart, Class of 1970: Longtime teacher, coach, administrator, community leader, first at Marion Community Schools, then at Richmond High School, then at Earlham College 
  • Clyde Thornell, Class of 1965, longtime educator at Marion High School who helped usher the Business Department (and his fellow educators) into the computer age, provided vocational training for the community, and has been an active and essential community volunteer
  • Dave Tippey, Class of 1969: Outstanding science educator at Marion Community Schools and Indiana Wesleyan University, dedicated to his students’ development as scholars and as people
  • Jerry D. Whitton, Class of 1959, longtime teacher and administrator at Marion Community Schools, director of Tucker Area Vocational Technical Center
  • James Arnett Wilson, Class of 1937: Tuskegee airman, exceptional educator at Phillips High School and Kennedy-King College in Chicago
  • David Wright, Ph.D, Class of 1973: Visionary educational leader, longtime educator and administrator at Indiana Wesleyan University, named school's president in 2013