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Program Events

February 26 - Ed Night at FRCC


March 21 - Teaching Careers to attend Board of Education meeting, District Office, at 7 pm


April 11 - Educators Rising State Conference at Mizzou

Teaching Careers

Teaching Careers Program

The Teaching Careers program is a one-year program open to seniors in high school.  The program is designed to allow students true teaching experiences and opportunities for learning at various levels, while partnering with local schools to complete observation hours and assignments related to the course work. 

In addition to the hands-on opportunities, students will also be engaged in academic coursework that is relevant to becoming a teacher.

Students will engage in topics related to child development, teaching and learning, and classroom, instructional strategies.

Teaching Careers Mission Statement

"Our mission is to combine high quality education and hands-on experiences to prepare and develop students in teaching, leadership, and life-long learning."‚Äč

Areas of Training

  • Student Development
  • College and Career Planning
  • Classroom Management
  • Philosophies of Education
  • Professional Organization Affiliation
  • Foundations of Education
  • School Law and Ethics
  • Instructing Diverse Learners
  • Digital Citizenship

Class Officers 2017-18

Morning Officers

Left to right: Mikayla Reed (Secretary), Melissa Cash (President), Katy Eaton (Treasurer) and Devan Buchanan (Vice President).

Afternoon Officers

Left to right: Noah Bohn (Vice President), Carlee Maune (Treasurer), Aubre Stagner (Secretary) and Lydia Lock (President).



Students in the CAPS Teaching Careers program visited the School District of Washington’s District Office on Locust Street on Monday, April 16.

The students visited the different departments in the District Office, learning how things function on an everyday basis.

Representatives from the human resources, special services, business, and curriculum departments met with the students, as did Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer.

The students had the chance to ask questions and tour the District Office. Photos from their visit are below.


CAPS Teaching Careers students attended and competed at the Educators Rising State Conference at the University of Missouri on Wednesday, April 11.

The Teaching Careers students participated in 13 competitions.

Competitors who finished in first through fifth place place are eligible to compete at Nationals in Orlando in June.

Results from the CAPS Teaching Careers Students are as follows:


Children’s Literature K-3

Second place - Melissa Cash

Third place - Lydia Lock


Children’s Literature Pre-K

Third place - Mikayla Reed


Exploring Administration

First place - Carlee Maune

Second place - Noah Bohn


Exploring Support Services

Second place - Rachel Jones

Third place - Kylie Kennedy


Ed Rising Moment

Fourth place - Devan Buchanan


Creative Lecture

Fifth place - Autumn Osia


Ethical Dilemma Team Competition

Second place - Sarah Strugari, Melissa Cash, and Hannah Rhodes.


Noah Bohn, a Sullivan High School student in the Teaching Careers program at the Four Rivers Career Center, recently was recognized as the Region 6 Breaking Traditions Award recipient.

The Breaking Traditions Award is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in order to recognize outstanding non-traditional career and technical students and the adults who support them.

Teaching Careers instructor Jenny Meers nominated Bohn because of his outstanding work in the program. Bohn is focusing on becoming an elementary teacher, which mostly consists of females.

Bohn will receive a $100 prize through the Missouri STEM foundation and also will qualify for a number of scholarships at various local community colleges.

Presenting the award to Bohn was Jackie Marling, who was representing the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Meers also was recognized for making the nomination.

Noah Bohn, a Sullivan High School student in the Teaching Careers program at the Four Rivers Career Center, was recognized as the Region 6 Breaking Traditions Award recipient. Presenting the award was Jackie Marling (right), representing the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Also shown is Jenny Meers (left), Teaching Careers instructor who nominated Bohn.



Meers, Jenny
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