Human Services
Human Services

Education/Teacher Cadet


Lakeshore High School
Niles High School
St. Joseph High School

Career Opportunities Include:

  • Counselor
  • Early Childhood Professional
  • School Administrator
  • Teacher
  • Teacher's Aide
  • Tutor

GRADES: 11-12

Class Description

The Education/ Teacher Cadet program provides an opportunity for students to explore the field of education while allowing school districts to encourage and "grow" their own teachers! Teacher Cadet students, called Cadets, learn a wide range of education theory and practice. After completing pre-placement activities, cadets are placed in an internship at a school in their home district. At the internship site cadets work side-by-side with a professional educator which allows them to observe, perform, and evaluate current teaching practices. Back in the Teacher Cadet Academy classroom, cadets strengthen their understanding by documenting their observations and achievements in their TCA portfolio.

Content Areas


Career Outlook

Preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school teachers play a vital role in the development of children. What children learn and experience during their early years can shape their views of themselves and the world and can affect their later success or failure in school, work, and personal lives. Preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school teachers introduce children to mathematics, language, science, and social studies.

Excellent job opportunities are expected as a large number of teachers retire over the next 10 years, particularly at the secondary school level; opportunities will vary somewhat by geographic area and subject taught.

Kindergarten and Elementary Teachers' median annual pay was $59,420 in 2019.


Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019-20 Occupational Outlook Handbook:

Updated 11/20/2020