Is this for you?

In this lab you need to be/have:

  • A love for working with children/young adults

  • Patient

  • Creative

  • Good organizational skills

  • Good attendance

  • Good work ethic

In this program you will earn certification in:

  • First Aid/CPR Certification


Skills taught in this program:

  • Orientation to Teaching Profession

  • Internships

  • Understanding the Learner

  • Child Development

  • Teaching Strategies

  • Communication Skills

  • Developing Technology Skills

  • Guidance In Career & College Application

  • Participation in Future Educators Assoc

  • Planning Instruction

  • Assessing Teaching & Learning

Typical Wages for jobs in this field:

Teacher Aide— $23,580
Elementary Teacher— $52,840
School Counselor— $54,130
Speech Pathologist— $68,390
Physical Therapist— $78,270

* Ohio Career Information System, 2010
** All require post-high school degrees


Career Options open with this Certification:

  • This program is designed to give an advantage to students planning to major in the Education field once in College.

Employment Outlook for 2010 to 2020

  • Demand for Teacher’s Aides is projected to grow 14.8%

  • Employment of Elementary Teachers is forecast to grow 16.9%

  • The field of School Counselors is anticipated to grow 19%

  • The need for Speech Pathologists is projected to grow 24.7%


Career options with additional training / education:

  • Teacher’s Aide

  • School Teacher

  • School Counselor

  • Speech Pathologist

  • Physical/Occupational Therapist

  • School Administrator

Articulated agreements

  • Mount Vernon Nazarene University

  • CTAG Credit Available