Early Career Exploration: Students in Grades 7-12
Students who are interested in teaching profession can learn more by getting involved with the following organizations.
Helps middle and high school students explore teaching as a career option, provides them with a realistic understanding of teaching, and encourages students from diverse backgrounds to think seriously about the teaching profession.
These pathways prepare students for employment or continued advanced coursework in various teaching and child care related positions. They also provide students with opportunities to evaluate their interest in teaching and other human service careers requiring a high level of personal interaction through hands-on learning experiences in daycare centers and/or classrooms.
Early Childhood Education Pathway
Prepares students for careers in childcare and educational environments.
Potential careers: Teaching Assistant, Child Care Worker, Day Care Center Operator, Educational Aide, Student Monitor
Teaching Professions Pathway
Prepares students for professional careers in educational institutions.
Potential careers: Teaching Assistant, Educational Aide, Student Monitor
To be in charge of a classroom, students will likely also need to obtain a Bachelor’s degree and teacher license. These pathways also prepare students for college majors such as Early and Middle Childhood Studies, Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education, Special Education, Technical Education and Training, Human Development and Family Science, Social Work, Elementary Education Administration, Psychology, Counselor Education
To learn more about the steps to become a teacher, visit the Explore Careers page under Bachelor’s Degree.
Some educators are drawn to the teaching profession because they feel a calling to work with young people. Others have a desire to share their love for a particular subject area. The teaching profession offers a variety of opportunities to pursue your personal calling.