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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

This course is designed for students interested in a teaching career.  The rules for being a teacher are changing rapidly.  Innovative thinking is needed, and real-world experiences are at the heart of great opportunities for your future students.  GO CAPS students are immersed in education and training experiences across southwest Missouri, and learn from professionals, job shadow professional educators, and explore the vast array of career options in the education field.  In addition, students will explore aspects of corporate training as this is a rapidly growing career field.  Students work on projects direct from education partners, 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:

  • Develop a peer mentor program for an area after school program for as-risk youth
  • Partner with area educators to evaluate the use of technology in the classroom and present findings to area educator groups and school boards
  • Design a literacy night for an area elementary schools so parents and students can learn about the importance of reading and writing at the elementary level
  • Design and build a sensory mat for elementary students


Potential Careers Include: 

  • Child Care Director
  • College Professor
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Curriculum Director
  • Educational Administration
  • Education Policy Expert
  • Human Resources
  • Instructional Designer
  • K-12 Educator
  • School Counselor
  • Special Education Teacher
  • School Librarian
  • Technical Writer
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