Educational Careers

1 or 2 Year Program

In the Educational Careers program, students will study the history, development, organization, and practices of preschool, elementary, and secondary education. They will learn presentation, public speaking, writing, communication, and reasoning skills. Students will be placed in preschool, elementary, or middle school classrooms in their local district to work alongside a teacher. The program will expose students to general education, special education, and career technical education. All Educational Careers students must provide their own transportation to placement sites. Successful completion of this program will result in a "pre-teaching" portfolio. Students will work towards the CDA and/or MISAYD certifications. The opportunity for dual enrollment credit may be available through Ferris State University for qualified students.

Success Indicators

Success Indicators are recommendations of benchmarks that students should have to be successful when enrolled in this Career & Technical Education course.

Center Wide Success Indicators

  • Regular Attendance
  • Shows Initiative
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Credit Healthy

Program Specific Success Indicators 


  • Teacher
  • Education Administrator
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Curriculum Director

Additional Info on Careers, Wages & More


Articulated College Credits

Students must complete a full year (2 semesters) in the program earning a B (3.0) or higher grade each semester to be eligible.

Current List of Articulated College Credits

Embedded High School Credits

Career center programs offer the student the opportunity to receive high school academic credit upon program completion. Students MUST be a program completer to earn these credits. A program completer is defined as a student who has completed all 12 segments of the curriculum AND earned a 2.0 (C) or higher GPA per semester in the program. Credits are granted by the student's local high school and determined by their counselor.

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