Careers in Education

Partial-day program of choice

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Become a lifelong learner

Ever thought about being a teacher or paraeducator? If you’re going into 10th, 11th or 12th grade, the Careers in Education program of choice at Fort Vancouver High School Center for International Studies is your chance to gain academic and technical skills that you can directly apply to an in-demand job.

The Careers in Education program offers a unique experience for students who are interested in working with young people, particularly in the fields of teaching, early childhood education, educational paraprofessionals, child care, counseling, child psychology, pediatrics and social and human service occupations.

You’ll gain hands-on experience working with children of all ages. You also can earn up to five college credits from Lower Columbia College and prep for the Washington state paraeducator exam, which provides eligibility to be employed as a paraeducator directly after high school.

Or you can enter a teacher-preparation program and, upon completion, return to Vancouver Public Schools! Students who have completed the Careers in Education program receive interview preference upon becoming eligible to work as a paraeducator or finishing a teacher-education program.

Your future job is waiting for you

The Careers in Education program can lead directly to employment eligibility as a paraeducator. Students who complete the program also will receive interview preference with Vancouver Public Schools whenever they decide to apply.

Application process

Apply online during the program of choice application period, which typically begins in January. Applications are reviewed and accepted based on student interest as detailed in the application.

If the deadline to apply has passed, please inquire about availability by contacting the Careers in Education coordinator.

Tammy Barry
Careers in Education coordinator
360-313-4000

Sample four-year plan

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Freshman English Sophomore English Junior English Senior English
Art World Themes: WA Perspective U.S. History CWP
Math Math Math Art or PPR
Science Science Science Health/PE
World Language World Language Careers in Education (two-period block) Careers in Education II (two-period block)
Health/PE Child Development

Career clusters

For more information on related high school classes, post-secondary options and potential careers, please review the education Career Cluster.