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Teaching & Educational Careers Academy (TECA)

Teaching and Educational Careers Career Technical Education Academy

Become a Leader

The Teaching and Educational Careers Academy (TECA) is a three-year elective program designed to give students with an interest in the fields of education and social services an inside glimpse. Students will gain experience with elementary, junior high, high school, and special needs students through their pathway experiences. This academy prepares students for college, establishes and maintains bilingual abilities and strengthens student’s leadership abilities. Students will have the opportunity to gain certification and get a job as a paraprofessional directly out of high school. Graduates will possess the personal and critical thinking skills needed for both college and career success. Working with teachers and mentors, they will learn the skills to make their passions a reality.

Academies help students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to select a career path that they’re passionate about.

Prepare in the Classroom

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new education career. Classes include:

  • Developmental Psychology Education
  • Careers in Education
  • TECA Teaching 3, 4

Get Real

Take what you learned out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the field of education. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences include:

  • College Tours
  • Internships at Local Elementary, Middle, and High Schools
  • Leadership Building Activities
  • Community Connections

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart your career path in education and human services with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight to get a head start in your career. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Paraprofessional
  • Recreation Worker
  • Teacher Aide
  • Coach, Tutor

Industry Average: $60,000 - $85,000/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 10% or Higher

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Ready to Change Lives?

Contact your college & career technician for availability.
Programs are subject to change.

CTE Teacher:
Ian McFadyen

Interested in pursuing this career after graduation?


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