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


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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 

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

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan- Hispanic Outreach Services 
Seeking college student volunteers willing to help elementary children to reach success through after school tutoring, 3 to 5 p.m. once or twice a week, in the Pontiac area and one in Auburn Hills. If interested please call Maria Aidee Benavides 248-338-4250 ext. 3235.

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

OU Center for Autism Outreach Services (OUCARES)
Seeking enthusiastic volunteers to interact and work hands on with individuals with ASD from 3 years old until adulthood. No experience needed. If interested, please contact

Play Place for Autistic Children in Sterling Heights 
The Play Place for Autistic Children has ongoing volunteer opportunities for all students! The Play Place hosts birthdays and Field Trips, as well as regular open walk-ins for families and their caregivers. The Play Place has a black light chalk room, Lego castle, internet café, art studio, haircut hut for children, a carousel, as well as a cinema and Beam machine coming soon. The Play Place is open M-Th 10:00AM-7:00PM, F-Sa 10:00AM-8:00PM, and Su 12:00PM-5:00PM and we will work with any schedule. If interested, please contact Shell at

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 

Jobs for Students         

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.

Goddard School in Oxford is interviewing candidates for a Full Time Assistant Infant Room Teacher position to start immediately. Monday through Friday 9am-6pm. Health care benefits, discounted child care and earned time off included. Interested applicants, please send resume to: Phone - 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 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 $9.00-$10.00 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 

The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development - Rochester Hills
Looking for lead and assistant teachers who will plan and organize activities for early childhood students in order to promote learning and creativity. Qualifications: Bachelor's or Associate's Degree or Current CDA as well as CPR and First-Aid training. Apply at or email resume to

Tutor Needed in Rochester Hills
Looking for someone with special education and academic coaching experience to tutor our 9 year old daughter, who has autism, in academics. Contact Gayathri Seetharaman at (248) 420-1362 if interested.

Tutor Doctor- Tutors needed 
Tutor Doctor in Troy is seeking education students to provide 1-on-1, in- home tutoring for all ages, in all subjects. Tutors build learning plans based on the students’ specific need using their own curriculum to help them become independent learners. Pay is $16-$20 per hour. Interested students should reach out to Jill McDonnell at (248) 587-7133. 

Career Information

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 


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These policies include "no show" for academic advising appointments, faculty/student concern report, felonies/misdemeanors, grades in major/minor courses and the grade grievance policy.

Process for Submitting a Petition of Exception
  1. Students consults with their academic adviser
  2. Student completes and submits an online Petition Form.
  3. The completed Petition of Exception is forwarded to the Petitions of Exception committee members. The Chair of the committee shall have the discretion to rule on petitions individually or choose to call the full subcommittee for a ruling.
  4. The final decision is communicated to the student via her/his Oakland University email.

The School of Education and Human Services has established policies and procedures to support its instructional programs. There are circumstances, however, that warrant special consideration. The petition of exception process was established to allow students to request such special consideration.

It is essential that students preparing a petition of exception understand that this process requires:

  • A clear identification of the policy or procedure petitioned (Citation of Rule section). Students are expected to know and understand policies related to their programs of study.
  • A specific description of the outcome desired (Variance of Rule Request section), and
  • A compelling rationale for the exception (Rationale for Variance of Rule section). 

When preparing a petition, students are advised to be respectful, take responsibility and demonstrate to the Petitions of Exception Subcommittee how the student will reinvent himself/herself to be successful in the future.

Student must consult with an academic adviser prior to submitting a petition.

Review of petitions will be based on the completeness and clarity of the information provided and the rationale. Failure to provide clear and complete information and a compelling rationale to justify the exception will result in a denial of the petition. The following two documents are guides to submitting petitions of exception:

  • To begin Major Standing Courses in Elementary Education without passing the Michigan Basic Skills Requirement (for the first 2 semesters of major standing courses)
  • To continue Major Standing Courses in Elementary Education without passing the Michigan Basic Skills Requirement (for 2 more semester of major standing courses) 

The Petition of Exception Committee cannot approve petitions for: 

  • Permission to student teach before successfully completing the MTTC Professional Readiness Exam, or SAT (this is state law) 
  • General Education course substitutions (these petitions should be directed to the General Education committee) 

Decisions by the Petitions of Exception Subcommittee are final. Unless a re-submission is requested by the committee, petitions that are denied may not be resubmitted. It is, therefore, important that the initial submission be complete and present a clear and compelling case in support of the request. The only circumstance where a decision may be reconsidered is one in which new information relevant to the decision but not available to the student or the Petitions of Exception Subcommittee at the time of the decision, becomes available. The Chair of the Committee shall have the discretion to rule on the matter of reconsideration individually or choose to call the full subcommittee for a ruling.