Pawley Hall, Room 363
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-4182
fax: (248) 370-4245

Meeting Information
Elementary Education courses require a field placement. Meetings (called seminars) are required for field placements.

Introduction to Field Placements Meeting- for students enrolled in EED 312, EED 313 and SED 300.

Field Seminars- all Education Students are required to attend one field seminar per calendar year. These seminars are offered in February, April and June every year.

For additional information, visit School and Field Services.

Elementary Education

Volunteer &
Student Jobs

If you are interested in posting an ad for an educated related volunteer opportunity please fill out the volunteer and student job opportunity submissionPlease note that Oakland University is not responsible for nor are we recommending those who may respond to your ad. We are simply providing an avenue for the community to find the assistance they need.

Volunteer Opportunities

Auburn Recycling Club (Avondale/Oakland University Partnership)
Volunteers are needed on Mondays from 3:40 PM – 5:00 PM. If interested, please contact Lori Sakalin at 248-537-6040 or 

Auburn Robotics Club (Avondale/Oakland University Partnership)
Volunteers are needed on Thursdays from 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM. If interested, please contact Molly Abbott at 

Auburn Art Club (Avondale/Oakland University Partnership)
Volunteers are needed every B day from 2:10 PM – 2:45 PM. If interested, please contact Kelley Folger at

Busy Bees: Before/After School Homework Helper (Avondale/Oakland University Partnership)
Volunteers are needed Monday – Friday with times varying between 7:45 AM – 8:30 AM and 3:45 PM – 6:00 PM. If interested, please contact Peggy McConnell at 248-285-2336 or

Detroit Historical Museum- Docent and Gallery Guides Needed
The Detroit Historical Museum located in Wayne State University is looking for students who enjoy working with children, enjoy public speaking, have a passion for Detroit and love history to lead tours through the Detroit Historical Museum and/or the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please contact Bree Boettner by phone, (313) 833-1419 or by email,
Easterseals of Michigan- Volunteer Tutor Needed
Easterseals of Michigan is looking for volunteer tutors for Math, English, Social Studies, Science, and Spanish (Elementary & Secondary). Once a week they will be holding a tutoring group for kids from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at their Auburn Hills location. Tutors do not have to stay the entire time at least for an hour. If interested please contact Katie Gallagher 248-475-3625
Elementary Literacy Volunteers (Avondale/Oakland University Partnership)
Volunteers are needed Monday – Friday with times varying between 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. If interested, please contact Marcia Hudson at 248-537-6040 or  
Temple Beth El- Volunteer Tutor Needed
Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Hills has a Volunteer Opportunity for currently enrolled in college students. Must be available on Monday afternoons between 3-6 PM. Temple Beth El is seeking a tutor for students in grades 8-12 for their high school work. It is an open classroom, will mostly require helping them with their classwork. Study room is open from 3-6 PM EST every Monday. If interested, please contact: Joseph Unger, Work #: 248-851-1100 Ext. 3125,
The Goddard School- Early Childhood Volunteer Needed
The Goddard School in Oxford is seeking students with a positive attitude and an openness to learning, while looking to being hands on in the classroom. The main responsibilities would be: assist the lead and assistant teachers in daily activities, interact with children to support play, exploration, and learning, and work with lead teachers on lesson planning ideas. If interested, please contact Angela Logan through email or by calling (248) 628-6268 
Upland Hills Volunteers
Upland Hills a private school in Oxford, Michigan, is an ungraded school working with students at their personal skill levels and allows volunteering students to gain a unique experience. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities within our community, please contact Megan Gougeon at 

Career Related Student Employment Opportunities


Best Brains Permanent Part Time Graders Needed (Troy and Rochester Hills)

Best Brains an After School Learning Center located in Troy and Rochester Hills, is seeking students with strong Math and English skills. Looking for those that enjoy working with children and have attention to detail. The Grader job duties involves working with students ages 4-14 and assisting teachers as needed. This is a part time position that runs throughout the year! Great working environment stop by and see for yourself. If interested, please email a resume to and call 248-803-0000 to schedule an interview.


Goldfish Swim School- Swim Instructors Needed
Goldfish Swim School is currently hiring part time swim instructors at their Rochester, Michigan location. Visit to download an application and email it to 
Huntington Learning Center- Part Time Tutors Needed
The Huntington Learning Center in Rochester Hills is looking for enthusiastic and dynamic tutors for remedial and enrichment instruction in Math, Science, and ACT/SAT Prep. If interested, send a resume to  
KiddyKlub- Assistant Teachers Needed 
KiddieKlub in Rochester Hills is currently accepting applications for full time and part time assistant teachers. Assistant teachers are responsible for the care, supervision and management of children in accordance with the state licensing requirements and overall goals of KiddieKlub. The assistant reports to the lead teacher and center director. Come join our fun and friendly team of staff while providing genuine care and education! Pay is $8.50 - $9.00 per hour. Interested students are encouraged to contact: Jason Sproat 248-852-4012
Mathnasium- Tutors Needed
Mathnasium in Bloomfield Township is seeking individuals to teach basic math skills to students in grades K to Pre-Algebra using Mathnasium materials. Starting at $10 per hour (earn up to $15 per hour for private tutoring). We offer flexible schedule and shifts and we train you in the Mathnasium method of instruction. To apply, send your resume and a cover letter, both in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format to 
Nanny Needed- Shelby Township
Kristine and Karly Wyatt are seeking  a part-time Nanny Monday-Wednesday during the day for their one year old son. Someone who is kind, responsible and caring that can also foster development through educational tools and activities. Ideally CPR certified and with first aid training. Early Childhood and/or Education major. Pay is $10 per hour. For more information please contact Kristine Wyatt at or 586-484-3492
Oakland Township Family- Seeking Nanny 
Looking for a nanny to help with after-school care, pickup, preparing light snacks, and tutoring for one school-age child. Hours vary September 2016 -Mid November 2016 (4:30 pm- 7:30 pm)- Mid November 2016-June 2017 (2:30 pm - 6:30 pm). Nanny m ust have their own transportation, be willing to pickup/transport, and must be capable of providing homework help/tutoring/help keep things tidy. Students must be willing to have a background check conducted. $10 per hour (plus gas stipend). For more information please contact Edwina at 248-421-8496 or
Rochester Community Schools- Caregivers Needed
Rochester Community Schools is looking for future teachers to help with their School Age Care Program. Duties include Classroom Management, Arts and Crafts, Movement/Gym, Planning, Discipline, Organization, Communication and Problem Solving. Caregivers and Assistant Lead Caregivers must have a High School Diploma and Lead Caregivers must have at least 6 credit hours education/child psychology courses. Wages are as follows: Caregivers: $9.84 to start, Assistant Lead Caregiver: $12.12, Lead Caregivers: $13.10. If interested, please call Michael Cardimen at 248-726-3024.  Edwina (248-421-8496)
Troy Family-seeking a nanny
Looking for a detail oriented, reliable, and responsible caregiver to care for our 4½ year old. This would be from 7:15am-9am three to four days a week during the school year. You would need to sign child in at school by 9am. We are looking for someone in the Oakland University Education Program that has prior experience working with children. Must be CPR and first aid trained (Epi-pen training is a plus). You need your own car with valid insurance and license. It is necessary that you are willing to learn about child’s allergies, preventative care, and what do in case of a reaction. Prior knowledge of food allergies is beneficial. Must be able to pass a drug screening and background check. . $10-$13 per hour. If interested, please send your resume to

St. Peter's Early Childhood Center- Childcare Aides Needed
St. Peter’s Lutheran Early Childhood Center in Eastpointe is looking for friendly students who are self-motivated, dependable, timely, and organized and enjoy working with children from 6 weeks to 5 years old. The general responsibilities are: help lead teacher in supervision and management of a group of children, interact with, initiate and encourage children in daily activities, and assist the teacher in planning learning activities. If interested, please contact or set up an appointment at (586) 447-9280
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Elementary School Teacher Jobs

  • As of 2012 there were over 1.3 million elementary teachers in the United States.
  • There are 46,740 projected annual openings.

Secondary School Teacher Jobs

  • As of 2012 there were 955,800 secondary education teachers in the United States.
  • There are 31,260 projected annual openings.


  • Teacher wages in Michigan are higher than the national average.
  • 2014 median pay for elementary teachers nationally $54,100
  • 2014 median pay for elementary teachers in Michigan is $64,300
  • 2014 median pay for elementary teachers in metro Detroit $69,800

Career opportunities outside of teaching

Athletic Director 

Child Life Specialist 

Corporate Trainer 

Curriculum Coordinator 

Curriculum Developer 

Curriculum Director 

Curriculum Specialist 

Day Care Director 

Day Care Teacher 


Education Director 

Education Program Director 

Elementary School Principal 

Event Planner 

Full-Time Nanny 

Museum Educator 


Grant writer 

Instructional Designer 

Learning and Development Specialist 


Pre School Teacher 


School Counselor 

School Superintendent