Ever thought about being a teacher or paraeducator? If you’re going into 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.