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Education Careers

Education is one of the building blocks of a democratic society, and thus, the need for teachers and other professionals who work in an educational setting remains consistently strong. The Education Careers program helps students explore the many different areas of expertise needed in today’s school districts. While teaching and learning is a primary focus, the class look at the various professionals needed in a school system – counselors, social workers, speech/physical/occupational therapists, administrators, etc.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Students in Education Careers learn about child development and how children learn from birth through adulthood. Teaching strategies, lesson plans, creating learning-friendly classroom environments, lesson presentations, group activities, etc., are included in the curriculum. At the end of the year, students may have the opportunity to experience on-the-job training or observation as a cadet teacher.

TO BE SUCCESSFUL

Students in this program are usually energetic, hardworking, outgoing and enjoy working with others. Successful students are also organized and good with technology. They usually have the ability to work in teams and to use computer skills to do research. In order to be in this class, students must have a physical, TB test and criminal background check.

RELATED CAREERS

*Completion of this program could lead to careers as a:

Teacher
School Administrator
Counselor
Social Working
Physical/Occupational Therapist
Librarian
Music Therapist
School Nurse
Speech Pathologist
Teacher Consultant
Psychologist
Tutor
Teacher’s Aide

*Note: Additional education may be required.

INSTRUCTOR

Heidi Cagle is a veteran LISD TECH Center teacher with over 27 years of teaching experience. The former LISD TECH Center student received her bachelor’s degree from Siena Heights University, vocational teaching certificate from the University of Toledo, and her cadet endorsement through Wayne State University.

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HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT*

1.0 ELA Elective
1.0 3rd Science
1.0 World Languages (in lieu of)

*The LISD TECH Center recommends the academic credit listed. Credit can only be awarded by local districts.

COLLEGE CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES*

Baker College
Davenport University
Ferris State University
Washtenaw Community College

*College credit can only be awarded by the college or university. Certain requirements must be met outside of completing the class.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION

Business Professionals of America (BPA)