Have you ever stopped to think about the future? Who’s going to be in charge of what happens to the world when we’re no longer around? Who’s going to be the President? Who’s going to continue to invent technology and advance the world’s knowledge? I know exactly who, because I teach the future every day. First grade is a critical time in every child’s life. You may not remember being in first grade, but I guarantee you remember the things you learned. First grade was where you learned to read, where you learned to write, where you learned that 3+5=8. These basic skills that you use every day were taught to you in first grade, and teaching these things to a room full of fidgety, curious six year olds is a pretty big job. Luckily we have people like Mrs. Jackson who are willing to put all their time and energy into creating the best possible learning environment for these kids.
I’m Kylie McMorris. I completed a CTE Internship in the field of elementary education. I’ve had the experience to teach, as well as to learn from 22 incredible first graders. Every day they teach me how to love life and learning, as well as so many other things. With help from their amazing teacher, my mentor, Holli Jackson I have learned and experienced more than most people ever will in high school. Because of this experience, I will be able to better use my senior year to take classes related to this field that I now know I want to be involved in. I will be able to go to college with experience that will put me ahead and help me to more easily pursue this career. I am so grateful for the opportunity that I’ve had to work in a fun, loving environment doing what I love to do.
Early Childhood Education is one of seven Career and Technical Education Pathways in the Family and Consumer Sciences Education program area. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Internships are part of the Work-Based Learning (WBL) program. To participate in the Early Childhood Education Pathway talk to your school counselor. To participate in a CTE Internship talk to the WBL coordinator at your school.
Career and Technical Education provides all students with a seamless education system from public education to postsecondary education, driven by a Plan for College and Career Readiness/SEOP. Through competency-based instruction and hands-on experiences, students obtain certified occupational skills, culminating in further education and meaningful employment. CTE prepares students for careers that are most in demand and that are part of the economic development of the state.
Career and Technical Education: Opportunities for Career Success