Career Pathways at Newport News Public Schools

Education & Training

The diverse Education and Training career cluster prepares learners for careers in planning, managing and providing education and training services as well as related learning support services.

This career cluster is divided into three pathways:

  • Teaching and Training
  • Professional Support Services
  • Administration and Administrative Support

Teaching and Training

In addition to be knowledgeable in their subject, teachers and trainers must have the ability to communicate, inspire trust and confidence, and motivate learners, as well as understand their educational and emotional needs. Teachers must be able to recognize and respond to individual differences in diverse learners, and employ different teaching/training methods that will result in higher learner achievement.

Sample occupations include:

  • Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Teachers/Aides
  • Special Education Teachers/Aides
  • College/University Professors and Lecturers
  • Management Development Trainer
  • Human Resource Trainer
  • Coach
  • Child Care Director
  • Child Life Specialist

Professional Support Services

This pathway represents a variety of high specialized occupations that are critical to our education and training systems. Counselors, psychologists, social workers, speech-language pathologists and audiologists assist people with personal and family needs, mental health assistance, educational goals and career decision making.

Sample occupations include:

  • Clinical, Developmental and Social Psychologists
  • Social Worker
  • Parent Educator
  • Counselor
  • Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Administration and Administrative Support

Smooth operation of any education or training institution requires competent administration. Administrators provide direction, leadership and day- to-day management of educational activities in schools, preschools, daycare centers, colleges, universities, businesses and industries, correctional institutions, museums, and job training and community service organizations.
Sample occupations include:

  • Instructional Coordinator
  • School Principal
  • School Superintendent
  • Training and Development Manager