Careers in Education

The Careers in Education program is an introduction to the professional fields within education. This program is intended for students who are interested in careers from early childhood through high school education. The Careers in Education program provides the needed spark to encourage academically-talented students to pursue a career in the education profession. Students explore a variety of career opportunities by participating in a range of work experiences.  Experiences are offered in preschool, elementary, middle school, special education programs, child care centers, and in the BAISD Career Center operated preschool program. Students also have the opportunity to participate in several workshops, conferences, field trips and other related volunteer activities in the community. 

Special Class Features

  • Collaboration with a Variety of schools and educational agencies. 
  • Field Trips
  • Hands-on Training at the BAISD Career Center Preschool
  • Human growth and development
  • Job Shadowing & Mentorships
  • Lesson Planning
  • Licensing and Certification Processes
  • Opportunity to earn college credit
  • Professional Guest Speakers
  • SkillsUSA - a National Student Organization

Course Content

  • The Careers in Education course content includes texts: Experiencing Education, Teaching, and Working with Young Children.
  • Students receive First Aid and CPR Training, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens training, MiRegistry Account with Health and Safety Training, Bloodborne Pathogens training, Fire Safety Training, True Colors, and Conscious Discipline training. 
  • Students develop a professional portfolio as written evidence of understanding in many content areas.
  • Students apply their learning within the preschool program and their mentorship sites through hands-on activities.
  • Students participate in collaborative projects developing a realistic educational environment that could be applied to the surrounding community.

Future Employment

  • Teacher
  • School Administration
  • Childcare
  • Support Specialist
  • Librarian
  • Pediatrics
  • Social Work
  • Child Life Specialist

Articulation and/or Credentials

Careers in Education students may qualify for articulation credit from:

  • Davenport University
  • Delta College
  • Saginaw Valley State University

Students have the opportunity to earn:

  • Michigan School-Age Youth Development Certificate
  • Michigan School-Age Youth Development Credential
  • National Child Development Associate Credential

Additional articulation opportunities may be available and will be addressed individually with the student and college of choice.