Teaching Professions

Job Outlook

  • Examine the field of teaching through actual classroom experiences in elementary, middle, and special education classrooms at area public schools

  • Prepare a portfolio of the year’s experiences to be used for possible college credit after graduation

  • Focus on the nationally recognized standards for teacher certification


What can I do when I graduate?

  • Go to college to become a teacher

  • Go to college to become a teaching paraprofessional

What would I do in this class?

  • Create age appropriate lesson plans

  • Observe local classroom teachers at various ages and subjects

  • Design behavior management plans

  • Compile a professional portfolio

  • Assist classroom teachers with everyday classroom tasks

  • Conduct small group instructions

  • Tutor individual students

What can I do with further training?

  • Become a guidance counselor

  • Become a building principal

  • Become a superintendent

  • Become a curriculum director

Program Quick Facts

Teaching Profession students must be able to

  • Read and comprehend textbooks and materials used in class

  • Follow written and oral instructions

  • Use critical thinking skills

  • Write narratives using proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling

  • Summarize thoughts based on graphic organizers, Master Teacher Pamphlets, and educational articles

  • Apply educational principles and methods to classroom observations

  • Provide own transportation to and from rotation sites


College Credits

Available Certifications

Lab Fees

Melissa Long

Ashland University
University of Akron
Central Ohio Technical College
Hocking College
Kent State University
Stark State College
Youngstown State University

  • CPR First Aid

  • OCTF Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention 

  • OSHA 10 

  • ServeSafe Allergens and Food Handler

  • Communicable Disease Training

  • ParaPro

  • Lead4Change

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