Educator Academy

Course Description

This program is designed to provide students with opportunities to gain the critical knowledge and skills needed to become a teacher. Students are paired with a mentor teacher, within their home district, to help guide and support them in classroom preparation including lesson planning, classroom management and student engagement. Students experience all aspects of school-related activities from school board and parent/teacher meetings to professional development training. Pathway: Human Services

Colleges for Articulation

Davenport University, West Shore Community College and Ferris State University


  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • First Aid 

Potential Careers

  • Elementary Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Administrator
  • Counselor 

Course Considerations

  • Basic Math
  • Math+
  • Basic Writing
  • Writing+
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication+
  • Good health and hygiene practices
  • Acceptable attendance record
  • No misdemeanor or felony convictions
  • Excellent role model for children