Program Requirements


Grade level: 10,11,12

School: Kent

Program Length: Two years

Credit at Kent:

Level I: Adv/Honors English (1cr); Teaching Prof. IA-Educational Principles (1cr); Teaching Prof. IB Classroom Management (1cr)

Level II: Adv/Honors English (1cr); Teaching Prof. IIA-Curriculum Instruction (1cr); Teaching Prof. IIB Education & Training Capstone (1cr)

Program Description


The Teaching Professions’ program is designed for students who are interested in a teaching, school administration, or guidance counseling career.  This career pathway will help students learn more about future career options, while their field experience and coursework provide a solid foundation for a successful teaching career.  Students will develop a professional portfolio that will summarize their field and classroom experiences.  Due to the high percentage of teachers approaching retirement age in the next 5 years, it is estimated that more than 2.5 million teachers will be needed in the U.S. and about 57,000 K-12 openings in Ohio. 

Program Overview


Skills Necessary for Success

  • Good communication skills

  • Patience and ability to handle stress

  • Ability to work with children and adults

  • Love of learning and enthusiasm for teaching

  • Organizational and managements kills

Professional Pathway

  • High school teacher

  • Middle school teacher

  • Elementary school teacher

  • Special education teacher

  • Sports instructor and coach

  • School counselor

  • Principals/school administrator

  • Media specialist

Higher Educational Opportunities

  • College credits available at any state university in Ohio

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Master’s degree

Helpful Background

  • Interest in working with people

  • Volunteer teaching and coaching experiences

Recommendations

  • Excellent attendance record

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

  • Honors or Advanced English

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