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Pathway Summary:

The education pathway is intended for those who wish to serve as mentors and educators to students of all ages. In this pathway, students will learn how to provide education and training related to learning and provide support services to a variety of learners. Students will learn how to use subject matter knowledge to plan and prepare effective instruction.

Pathway Courses:

  • Honors Educators Rising 1
  • Honors Educators Rising 2
  • UConn ECE If You Love It, Teach It

Note: The Connecticut State Department of Education requires those pursuing certification in secondary education to complete a postsecondary program which includes professional education courses as well as courses in a subject area major. Students interested in becoming a teacher should enroll in as many advanced courses in their desired teaching area while in high school in order to better prepare for post secondary studies. Students who wish to become elementary school teachers should also enroll in advanced core courses in science, language arts, mathematics, and social studies.

Additional Recommended Courses:

  • Child Development
  • UConn ECE Human Development & Family Science

Recommended Clubs & Organizations:

  • Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

Business and Industry Partners:

  • Rogers School Community Center Organization (ROSCCO)

Future Careers:

(4yrs of college): Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Teacher, Secondary School Teacher(biology, chemistry, physics, general science, world language, English, mathematics, history/social studies, career/technical, Medical Field), Special Education Teacher, Art Education Teacher, Physical Education Teacher

(Certification): Early Childhood Education, Paraeducator, Teacher Assistant, Home Child Care, Library Technical Assistant