Skip To Main Content

Schools Trigger

Search Trigger

Search Container

Header Bottom


Education Professions

The Education Professions program is designed to prepare students for employment and/or postsecondary opportunities in the field of education. The program provides instruction in education career choices, education structure and systems, theories, history, pedagogy, developmental stages, learning styles and instructional methods. The Education Professions program also provides interactive experiences with students at different age levels in a variety of content areas in different educational environments.

Students develop leadership and community service skills through participation in a career technical student organization (CTSO) Educators Rising, where they also have the opportunity to compete at a local, state or international level.

Course Sequence: 
271 Education Professions 1-2
278 Teacher Academy
279 Education Practicum
Educators Rising logo
CTSO Participation
Educators Rising is cultivating a new generation of highly skilled educators by guiding young people on a path from high school through college and into their teaching careers. By working with aspiring educators who reflect the demographics of their communities and who are passionate about serving those communities through public education, Educators Rising is changing the face of teaching.
CPR and First air certified logo
 Industry Certification 
First Aid and CPR Certified 

Successful Career Pathways

  • Teacher
  • Nanny/au pair
  • Caregiver
  • Child Psychologist
  • Pediatrician
  • Pediatric dentist
  • Counselor
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Child Care
  • Social Worker
  • Children's Book Author
  • Art/Music Therapist
  • Recreation Leader
  • Camp Director
  • Occupational Therapist

Student-Acquired Skills

Two Students Practicing With Fake Baby In Carseat

Students in this program acquire a great set of skills that can be used in their everyday lives. Life skills that are not taught in high school! Students grow and develop each year as they take on more leadership roles in their field experience.

  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Intrapersonal Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Self-Help Skills

Education Profession Alumni

Hanna Wood

Hanna Wood

Elementary Education Student
Shadow Mountain High School Early Childhood Development & Education Practicum Alumna

"These classes helped me to decide to become a teacher! I also had a great teacher for these two classes; Leza Aroyian is my favorite. Without her, I would be lost! She helped me find my passion for children."

FCCLA Accomplishments

Student that won gold at FCCLA Conference

Co-Curricular Club - Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national student organization tied into this program. Our FCCLA chapter has competed at the state level for the last 8 years. FCCLA students has won gold medals at the state level 6 times as well as Nationals 3 times winning All Gold! We plan community service projects, social events, fundraisers and just have a good time. We focus on building up your leadership skills and helping our community through our community service projects.



For more information on any of the programs listed on this page, please fill out the CTE Contact form  

Education Professions Instructor

Instructor Leza Aroyian
Email Envelope

    Leza Aroyian

Instructor Bio

Leza (Gasparian) Aroyian has been a CTE (Career and Technical Education) instructor at Shadow Mountain High School since 2007. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership/Principalship. Mrs. Aroyian has been running the Education Professions program for 14 years here at Shadow Mountain High School. She is the advisor for FCCLA ECE (family career and community leaders of America), which is a national student organization for the Education Professions program.