New CMC bachelor’s degrees aim to support local hiring

By RANDY ESSEX

EAGLE COUNTY — Cierra Austin wants to teach elementary school. Thanks to one of two new bachelor’s degrees offered by Colorado Mountain College this fall, the New Castle resident won’t have to relocate to get that degree. And she may wind up with a local teaching job.Austin has been working toward an Associate of Arts in elementary education at the college and plans to apply her credits toward earning a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies: elementary education.“I enjoy working with kids and seeing how their minds work,” Austin said. “I like how the CMC bachelor’s program gets students into …

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