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Teaching & Education Career Pathways

The education and teaching pathway includes the many occupations focused on learning, student support, and school administration. It includes working with students across the lifespan in many different capacities.

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Explore Teaching & Education Careers

Online Tools - Learn about teaching & education professions

There are many different occupations in the education field from teachers to school counselors to librarians to administrators.  Explore all the options using the links below:

Note:  Education requirements will vary by state.  Scroll down to Education Pathways for Oregon teacher education requirements.

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Become an Oregon Educator

The Willamette ESD and Salem-Keizer Public Schools developed an comprehensive resource website for students interested in becoming Educators in Oregon.  It includes the following:

  • Teaching career exploration

  • Educational pathways for teachers in Oregon

  • Financial aid resources for future educators

  • Assistance for future educators

Teaching & Education Career Videos

Career Journeys contains videos of Oregonians talking about their careers.  Each career has a short video and a longer question & answer section.

Career One Stop provides an excellent library of career videos

Dr. Kit contains hundreds of career videos.

Oregon Department of Education:

Teaching & Education Student Experiences

A great way to explore whether an academic and career path is a good fit for you is to find opportunities to get real world experience early on in your journey. Below are some options in Central Oregon for students to get first-hand experience in health care careers.

Teaching & Education Scholarships

Become An Educator - Oregon

Financial Aid Guide


Financial Aid Resource Guide developed by Willamette Education Service District Oregon Teacher Pathway Navigator Network.

OSU-Cascades Early Childhood Career Development Program


Designed for students interested in or currently working with young children. You’ll provide care and enrichment for infants to children age 5. A classroom teacher and your faculty mentor will help you learn skills in early learning that you can apply immediately to a job in Central Oregon. Participating students receive: $15.50/hour (20 hours a week); up to 45 academic credits (saving up to $12,000 in tuition) and fees; career placement advising; and experience that meets state ELD qualifications to be an early learning child care teacher. High school graduates interested in a career in early learning are eligible to apply.

Partners In Practice - Neighbor Impact


Scholarship award program - partnership between Central Oregon Community College, the Early Learning Hub of Central Oregon and NeighborImpact Child Care Resources.  If you have been considering professional development growth in the early childhood education sector this would be the perfect opportunity for you to pursue and achieve your academic goals! Partners in Practice offers evening, weekend and online college classes for early childhood professionals, whether you’re pursing a one- or two-year certificate, working toward a degree or simply expanding your knowledge.

Student Experience in Health Care

Educational Pathways In Teaching & Education

Education licensure requirements do change periodically and vary by state. For more information on teacher preparation programs and licensure in Oregon, see the Oregon Teacher Standard and Practices Commission.

Teacher Education Pathways

Preschool/Early Childhood Education
Educational Assistant
Elementary School Teacher
Middle & High School Teacher
Community College or University Professor
Special Education Teacher
ESOL Teacher (English to Speakers of Other Languages)
CTE Teacher (Career & Technical Education)
School Principal or Administrator

Related Education Careers

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School Counselor
School Psychology
School Social Work
School Nurse
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