Providing resources for communities and entrepreneurs to create and retain jobs in Antrim, Charlevoix & Cheboygan Counties.

Educational Paths to Careers in Education. Most teaching jobs require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, but you don’t have to major in education to get a teaching certificate. Some educators major in a subject area, such as biology or literature, then complete a post-baccalaureate teacher training program.

Early Education: $17 – $18/hour (average entry-level wage)

Rachel Kimbrell- Head Start Teacher

“My advice to someone going into this field is to have a passion for children…You have to love what you do.”

    – It is necessary to keep a very organized and consistent schedule.
    – Greet the children, and feed them a snack.
    – Encourage free play and imagination.
    – Made a decision to work with children younger than elementary age.
    – Obtained a Bachelor of Science in Child Development, with a minor in Nutrition and Psychology.

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