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Teacher Education

dive into an industry that is rapidly changing and always needed to see how you can make a difference everywhere from a classroom to a conference room.

GO CAPS students are immersed in education and training experiences across southwest Missouri. They learn from professionals, connect with departments of education at local colleges, build foundational knowledge in the field, and explore the vast array of related career options--both in and out of the traditional classroom.  Students spend a significant amount of time exploring various types of schools, grade levels, and classroom environments through tours and job shadows. They participate in an extended practicum, working in a classroom two to three days a week to observe teaching in action and to interact with students. GO CAPS students will also innovate to solve real-world problems, develop project management and professionalism skills and build a professional network in the region that will ensure future college and career success.

 

Project Examples:

  • Research the trend toward 4-day school weeks
  • Analyze the availability of mental health resources in area high schools and provide recommendations for improving access
  • Create a prototype sensory vest to assist students with a variety of sensory issues including autism
  • Design and build a sensory mat for elementary students
  • Coordinate a school supply drive for students in the foster care system

 

Potential Careers Include: 

  • Child Care Director
  • College Professor
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Curriculum Director
  • Disability Support Associate/Advocate
  • Educational Administration
  • Education Policy Expert
  • Human Resources
  • Instructional Designer
  • K-12 Educator
  • Non-Profit Educators
  • School Counselor
  • Special Education Teacher
  • School Librarian
  • Technical Writer
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