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Teaching Professions

Teaching Professions

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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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Hourly Wage*

Average Salary*

Childcare Worker

$12.24

$25,460

Nanny

$12.24

$25,460

Preschool Teacher

$15.35

$31,930

Childcare Center Director

$23.63

$49,160

Middle School Teacher

$29.24

$60,810

Elementary School Teacher

$29.30

$60,940

* Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020

AREAS OF STUDY

  • 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

DUAL AND/OR ARTICULATED CREDIT

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

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CREDENTIALS/OTHER CERTIFICATIONS

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

CAREER TREE

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