• Teaching Professions
     

    Teachers help shape our nation’s future by educating our youth. Teaching Professions students work in established local preschool classrooms, elementary, and  middle schools  to help them gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in their chosen field. This program provides students with the coursework and internship hours to earn a Child Development Associate Credential or Youth Development Associate Certificate.

    To complete all the required skills, high school students attend two and a half hours per day for two school years. Adults may complete in one year by attending five hours per day.

Harvey Relief - Ross Elementary School

Program Instructor

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    Mrs. Ashley Dice has been a teacher since 2013 and holds a valid teaching certificate in Missouri. She earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from Missouri Western State University and additionally holds a certificate in Early Childhood Education. She began teaching at Northland Career Center in 2016. Mrs. Dice is passionate about education and hopes to instill a love for teaching and learning with Teaching Professions students.

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AREAS OF STUDY

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    • Child development and observation
    • Child health, safety & nutrition
    • Curriculum and instruction
    • Communicating with families
    • Managing and maintaining Early Childhood programs
    • Childcare regulations, laws & policies
    • Professional & leadership development
    • American Heart Assoc Infant/Child/Adult CPR/AED & First Aid

Dual and/or Articulated Credit

  • Program completers may earn 9 college credits through Missouri Western State University.

Career Opportunities

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    Hourly Wage*

    Average Salary*

    Childcare Worker

    $   8 - $ 13

    $ 19,000

    Preschool Teacher

    $   9 - $ 17

    $ 23,000

    Nanny

    $   9 - $ 18

    $ 27,000

    Childcare Center Director

    $ 12 - $ 25

    $ 37,000

    Middle School Teacher

    $ 14 - $ 31

    $ 41,000

    Elementary School Teacher

    $ 14 - $ 31

    $ 43,000

     
    * Occupational Outlook Handbook, Summer 2012 & May 2014