Careers in Education

*This CTE program is being revised and will not be offered for the 2021/22 school year.


The program of study in Careers in Education is part of the National Career Cluster called Education and Training. To learn more about this, or any of the 16 National Career Clusters, visit:
Careers in Education Brochure
9471/9472 Careers in Education 1/2 (2 hr) * Gr 12 1.0/1.0 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: Completed Application (available in Guidance office), teacher recommendation, interview and Careers in Education Instructor approval required.
The Careers in Education program is an innovative hands-on course designed for high school students who want to become educators and to gain experience working with pre-school, elementary and middle school students. An instructional component will be integral to the “in-classroom” experience with a strong emphasis on writing. You will work with students in as many capacities as possible: tutoring, working on special projects, supervising small groups, and eventually teaching a lesson to the entire class. You may also help with various classroom preparation duties. You will strengthen your understanding of the teaching process by documenting your observations and achievements in a Careers in Education Portfolio. Excellent attendance is required. Student must have clearance from the Family Independence Agency Child Abuse/Neglect Central Registry. (Forms will be provided at interview.) Students must provide their own transportation to placement sites. This course will fulfill the one credit of Visual, Performing or Applied Arts (VPAA) graduation requirement. Students will not be allowed to enroll in this course without completing the application and interview process. The application is to be turned in to the Careers in Education advisor during scheduling time and then the interview will be scheduled.
World Language Credit: Students may replace one credit of World Language with one credit of CTE when CTE is taken as a second (or additional) VPAA credit. 
* Eligible students could quality for tuition-free (articulated) credits at Central Michigan University and Oakland University. For more information, visit the following web site: 

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