1801 Branch Street|Platte City, MO 64079Phone: 816-858-5505Fax: 816-858-3278

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.

PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR

Mrs. Middleton began her teaching career in 2009 as a first grade teacher. She taught at Siegrist Elementary in Platte County for six years. She then worked for six more years as a Parent Educator for Platte County’s Parents as Teachers program. She has deep roots to Platte County, as she has grown up here her entire life and now is raising her family in this amazing community. Mrs. Middleton graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and William Woods University with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership K-12. Additionally, she holds certifications in Elementary Education 1-6 and K-8 Principal.

She is so excited to share her passion and love for teaching with her students!

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

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Hourly Wage*

Average Salary*

Childcare Worker

$13.22

$27,490

Nanny

$13.22

$27,490

Preschool Teacher

$14.52

$30,210

Childcare Center Director

$22.75

$47,310

Middle School Teacher

$29.48

$61,320

Elementary School Teacher

$29.52

$61,400

* Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021

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.

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