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.
If you are interested in posting an ad for an educated related volunteer opportunity please fill out the volunteer opportunity form. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.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.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
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 email@example.com
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- Print copy of degree evaluation from MySAIL
- Visit your Adviser
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.
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