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.
Sample Schedule by Endorsement
If you are interested in posting an ad for an educated related volunteer opportunity please fill out the volunteer and student job opportunity submission. Please 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.
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 Lori.email@example.com
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 Molly.firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Kelley.email@example.com
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 Peggy.firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (248) 628-6268
Career Related Student Employment Opportunities
Bloomfield HIlls Part Time Nanny- Bloomfield hills family seeking a student to Part-time nanny our two daughters. Ages 1 year old and 2.5 years old. Looking for 1-3 days during the week. Flexible on actual days - times would be 8am - 5:30pm. Responsibilities include getting them dressed, feeding breakfast, lunch, dinner, and fun and creative activities during the day. Taking care of girls laundry and cleaning up after the children. Need someone who is incredibly organized, pays attention to detail, is able to multitask, and is kind and caring. Qualifications: Prior experience with young children (under age of 3), CPR certified, detail oriented, clean and organized, fun and creative, caring. Pay is $12-$15 per hour. If interested please reach out to Gina at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
JCC of Metro Detroit Day Camps - Special Needs programs- West Bloomfield Michigan
Is seeking camp counselors to working with small groups of individuals with special needs, aged 10-26. Some groups attend daily field trips in the community, other groups participate in soft-skills job training and volunteer work experiences. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in working in Special Education. Minimum 18 years of age, experience working with individuals with special needs. Pay is per hour dependent on experience. Call Kelly Guilds or Jena Knopff at (248) 661-1000 for more information. Apply at this link: https://jccdet.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App
Part-Time Nanny Needed Troy, MI Looking for a detail oriented, kind, and responsible caregiver to care for our 5 year old three to four days a week from7am-9am during the school year. Qualifications: Prior experience working with children, CPR, First Aid, Must have own car with valid insurance, and license, and must be able to pass a drug screening and background check. We live very close to the school, so it will only take a couple minutes to drive there or on nice days you may prefer to walk. A car seat will be provided for you to use in your car. If interested, please send your information to email@example.com. 10-$12/hr
Checklist to apply for major standing
- Complete EED 312/313
- Complete (or place out of) MTH 062 with a minimum grade of 2.0
- Take the MTTC Professional Readiness Exam
- Complete 70 hours working with children.
- Fill out Experience Working with Children Form
- Complete the Major Standing application form
- Read and sign the Elementary Education Acknowledgement Form
- Visit your Adviser
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