Education Careers

Education is one of the building blocks of a democratic society, and thus, the need for teachers and other professionals who work in an educational setting remains consistently strong. The Education Careers program helps students explore the many different areas of expertise needed in today’s school districts. While teaching and learning is a primary focus, the class look at the various professionals needed in a school system – counselors, social workers, speech/physical/occupational therapists, administrators, etc.

Program Description

Students in Education Careers learn about child development and how children learn from birth through adulthood. Teaching strategies, lesson plans, creating learning-friendly classroom environments, lesson presentations, group activities, etc., are included in the curriculum. At the end of the year, students may have the opportunity to experience on-the-job training or observation as a cadet teacher.

To Be Successful

Students in this program are usually energetic, hardworking, outgoing and enjoy working with others. Successful students are also organized and good with technology. They usually have the ability to work in teams and to use computer skills to do research. In order to be in this class, students must have a physical, TB test and criminal background check.

Student Organization

Business Professionals of America (BPA)

Related Careers

Note: Additional education may be required.

  • Teacher
  • School Administrator
  • Counselor
  • Social Working
  • Physical/Occupational Therapist
  • Librarian
  • Music Therapist
  • School Nurse
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Teacher Consultant
  • Psychologist
  • Tutor
  • Teacher’s Aide

High School Credit*

*The LISD TECH Center recommends the academic credit listed. Credit can only be awarded by local districts.

  • 1.0 ELA Elective
  • 1.0 3rd Science
  • 1.0 World Languages (in lieu of)

College Credit Opportunities*

*College credit can only be awarded by the college or university. Certain requirements must be met outside of completing the class.

  • Baker College
  • Davenport University
  • Ferris State University
  • Washtenaw Community College


Heidi Cagle is a veteran LISD TECH Center teacher with over 27 years of teaching experience. The former LISD TECH Center student received her bachelor’s degree from Siena Heights University, vocational teaching certificate from the University of Toledo, and her cadet endorsement through Wayne State University.

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