Guide to Local & other UVA-affiliated Youth/Teaching Options for CLAS & EHD
U.Va. Ways to Become a Teacher:
Attend the School of Education and Human Development Teacher Preparation program.
Enroll in relevant School of Education and Human Development courses including EDIS 2010: Teaching as a Profession, coupled with EDIS 2880: Field Experience, as both are required before or during application to School of Education and Human Development's Teacher Preparation program.
There is a wide variety of programs and activities that are available for kids at U.Va., and many could use student volunteers throughout the year. U.Va. Kids & Families Programs has a comprehensive list.
Substitute teaching can provide flexibility and money to support you while in school, but is not a suggested route to test out the field of teaching. However, it is a good way to meet many principals and department heads who are usually the ones to make the ultimate hiring decision.
Don’t forget to consider country clubs, museums, historical homes and city or county based Parks & Recreation departments, which all have educational programs, particularly during the summer. They all provide excellent sources of part-time or summer employment. Check out Monticello, Montpelier, and Charlottesville City Parks & Recreation. Both the Farmington Country Club and the Boars Head participate in U.Va.‘s annual Educators Expo.
The Virginia College Advising Corps. Although not teaching-oriented, this program places College of Arts & Sciences (CLAS) graduates in public schools to help high school students realize that college is possible.
Attend U.Va.'s Educators Expo. Over 80 public and private/independent schools interested in both the School of Education and Human Development and CLAS/GSAS students attend this two-day event. The job fair will be held on the first day, and interviews will be conducted on the second day.
Consider talking with public schools about instructional or teaching assistant positions. These positions provide benefits and the extra time to be able to pursue alternative licensure coursework simultaneously.