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Teaching Professions

Teaching Professions


Teachers help shape our nation's future by educating our youth. Teaching Professions students work in established local preschool classrooms, elementary, and middle schools to help them gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in their chosen field. This program provides students with the coursework and internship hours to earn a Child Development Associate Credential or Youth Development Associate Certificate. To complete all the required skills, high school students attend two and a half hours per day for two school years.


Mrs. Dice has been a teacher since 2013 and holds a valid teaching certificate in Missouri. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Missouri Western State University, her Master of Science in Educational Leadership (K-12) and Education Specialist degree in Superintendency from Northwest Missouri State University. Additionally, Mrs. Dice holds certification in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education 1-6, and K-8 Principal. She began teaching at Northland Career Center in 2016 and was recognized for Excellence in Classroom Teaching by the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2019, as well as being nominated for Teacher of the Year in 2019. Before coming to NCC, Mrs. Dice taught second-grade in the Savannah R3 School District.

Mrs. Dice is passionate about education and hopes to instill a love for teaching and learning with Teaching Professions students.

"I am so excited to begin this amazing journey with your child and look forward to helping them live their dreams!" " 

Contact Mrs. Dice
Phone: 816-858-5505 x1713 
Email:[email protected]



Hourly Wage*

Average Salary*

Childcare Worker






Preschool Teacher



Childcare Center Director



Middle School Teacher



Elementary School Teacher



* Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020


  • Foundational elements of Teaching

  • Professional Educator Responsibilities

  • Curriculum and instruction

  • Classroom Climate and Behavior Management

  • Instructional Design and Delivery

  • Student Growth & Data Analysis

  • Collaboration with Stakeholders

  • Professional & leadership development

  • American Heart Assoc Infant/Child/Adult CPR/AED & First Aid


Program completers may earn 10 college credits through Missouri Western State University.


Students may earn Youth Development Credential (YDC), Child Development Associate (CDA), NOCTI Early Childhood Education, AAFCS Early Childhood Education, and AAFCS Education Fundamentals.


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