The goal of EdConnect is two-fold.
First, the EdConnect program provides DPS’ 9-12 grade students with opportunities to earn post-secondary credits and engage in experiential learning in the education field. Additionally, EdConnect aspires to spark interest in our students of today to become our teachers of tomorrow as a long-term strategy to diversify our teacher workforce in Denver.
Possible Courses Include *classes vary by school
Each course is focused on education with a social justice and equity lens. Students will be exposed to introductory level courses in socially just education, special education, and linguistically diverse education.
The 3 courses should easily transfer into undergraduate teacher preparation programs around the country since most programs require similar courses in order to prepare all teachers to meet the needs of students with varying learning needs.
Explore a Career in the Education
Examples of career opportunities include:
|Occupation||Education Level||Median Annual Earnings|
|Teaching Assistant||High School Diploma, Certificate||$26,260|
|Childcare Worker||High School Diploma, Certificate||$22,290|
|Preschool Teacher||Associate’s Degree||$28,990|
|Elementary School Special Education Teachers||Bachelor’s Degree||$61,690|
|High School Teacher||Bachelor’s Degree||$59,170|
|School Counselor||Advanced Degree||$55,410|
Industry information courtesy of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Sample Plans of Study
Click on the links below to see what classes you should take in high school to prepare you for a career in education:
Know what you want to do but don’t know how to get there? Visit CollegeinColorado.org to explore degree programs and financial aid options.
Interested in becoming a teacher for DPS?
Check the following resources.
DPS JobBoard: http://careers.dpsk12.org/apply-now/
Teacher Licensure Requirements: http://careers.dpsk12.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Qualifications-and-licensing-guide_teachers_v122215.pdf
Alternate Pathways to Teaching: http://careers.dpsk12.org/teachers/additional-pathways-to-teaching/