Retirement Career as Substitute Teacher

Discussion in 'Education, Teaching and related degrees' started by bernieyeater, May 16, 2021.

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  1. bernieyeater

    bernieyeater Member

    I have a B.S. in Liberal Arts (concentration in Managment and History) from Excelsior using the information from this forum (non traditional). I am a controls engineer but would like to substitute teach in Michigan during my retirement. Maybe even be a regular teacher. Not sure. I have heard of a certification program called teachers of tomorrow. Also considering a Masters degree from WGU in education. What you all think? Would like to teach science, computers, social studies, and business. Don't really have a preference for a particular age group.
     
  2. Michigan68

    Michigan68 Active Member

    Not sure where you are from in Michigan, I would look into Mott Community College, Oakland Community College or Lansing Community College teaching using your Controls Experience. You might find a Masters isn’t needed.
     
  3. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Active Member

    HS CTE programs are frequently able to hire experienced professions without the traditional hurdles a normal teacher makes. I manage CTE/Dual Enrollment programs at several high schools and most of my faculty have similar backgrounds to yourself. It’s a rewarding endeavor!
     
  4. bernieyeater

    bernieyeater Member

    I live in Waterford, West Pontiac area.
     
  5. bernieyeater

    bernieyeater Member

    Interesting I thought a college class in controls and the students said I did a good job. Tell me more!
     
  6. Michigan68

    Michigan68 Active Member

    Oakland Community College has an Auburn Hills campus across the street from the Chrysler/FCA/Stellaris HQ. They have a computer integrated mfg classes and an MTEC Bldg that would fit well with a Control Eng.
     
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  7. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Active Member

    What would you like to know? For what it's worth, might be worth clarifying how significant (time-wise) of a retirement career you're interested in. Are you really wanting FT or would Adjunct life be of more interest?
     

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