Educational Careers

The Educational Careers program will help students prepare for an exciting future career in positions ranging from Childcare Workers, Childcare Directors, Head Start or Preschool Teachers, Paraprofessionals, K-12 Teachers, Principals, Counselors, Coaches, Youth Activity Coordinators and Parks and Recreation Leaders just to name a few. Some careers in this field will be possible after immediate completion of the program and others will require additional training and education.

Students in this program will take two one-year courses where they will learn about key components in the education and childcare fields including child development, classroom management, and lesson and activity design. In addition, students will have the opportunity to utilize their training in a real world setting. Students will also have the opportunity to earn both a state and national certification in the program.

The employment outlook for careers in this field is bright. Nationally, statewide and locally, there is high demand in both the childcare and education sectors. Students who successfully complete this program will have the opportunity to earn national (Child Development Associate, CDA) and state (Michigan Youth Development Associate, MI-YDA) accreditations, earn college credit, and make valuable connections with local employers.

If you are creative, a strong communicator, self-driven, and can work independently as well as part of a team and want to make a difference, then Education Careers might be a good option for you.

The curriculum for this program will be developed during the 2022-23 school year. Students will be able to enroll beginning in October of 2022 for the 2023-24 school year. Once the syllabus is finalized for this program, it will be added here.

In the meantime, if you have specific questions about this new program, please email Gina Rios, Educational Careers Instructor.

Introduction to Educational Careers