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
Opportunities

If you are interested in posting an ad for an educated related volunteer opportunity please fill out the volunteer opportunity formPlease 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.sakalin@avondale.k12.mi.us 

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.abbott@avondale.k12.mi.us 

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.folger@avondale.k12.mi.us

Best Brains Part Time Graders Needed
Best Brains is an After School Learning Center located in Troy seeking students with strong Math and English skills, attention to detail and enjoy working with children. This is a part time position as a Grader involving students ages 4-14. If interested, please email a resume to troy@bestbrains.com and call 248-803-0000 to schedule an interview. 

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.mcconnell@avondale.k12.mi.us

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, breeb@detroithistorical.org

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 Marcia.hudson@avondale.k12.mi.us 

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 goddardassistant55@gmail.com or by calling (248) 628-6268 
Goldfish Swim School- Swim Instructors Needed
Goldfish Swim School is currently hiring part time swim instructors at their Rochester, Michigan location. Visit www.goldfishswimschool.com to download an application and email it to swimrochester@goldfishss.com 
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 erd@huntingtonofrochester.com  
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 birmingham@mathnasium.com 
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

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 bjablonowski@stpeterslutheranchurch.net or set up an appointment at (586) 447-9280

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 megan.gougeon@uplandhills.org 

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Major
Standing

Checklist to apply for major standing

Once you've been accepted to Major Standing check out the Professional Course Sequence! Be sure to have an adviser help with your program planning. 

Career
Opportunities

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.

Wages:

  • 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

Academic Advisor

Athletic Director 

Child Life Specialist 

Corporate Trainer 

Curriculum Coordinator 

Curriculum Developer 

Curriculum Director 

Curriculum Specialist 

Day Care Director 

Day Care Teacher 

Editor 

Education Director 

Education Program Director 

Elementary School Principal 

Event Planner 

Full-Time Nanny 

Museum Educator 

Fundraiser 

Grant writer 

Instructional Designer 

Learning and Development Specialist 

Librarian 

Pre School Teacher 

Principal/Headmaster 

School Counselor 

School Superintendent 

Writer