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What is the Education Pathway Endorsement?

The Education Pathway Endorsement provides students professional learning and academic readiness as to prepare for a career in the field of education. A student who earns the endorsement will complete high school committed to pursuing education as a career and begin college with advanced experience on his/her resume. The student gains both technical and essential employability skills provided throughout the endorsement process.

Darryl Hogue, Superintendent of River Bend

"Pathways provide a roadmap to a bright, promising future with specific experience future careers. I cannot think of a better way to help students reach career goals than giving them a path to follow".

Dr. Darryl Hogue, Ed. D. Superintendent River Bend CUSD#2

Jennifer Stevenson

"I feel that the work that MCUSD 6 has done with Pathways has opened a whole new avenue for students. Particularly with our Education Pathway, students can set themselves up to be ahead of the game when they graduate high school; this takes preparedness to a whole new level. For students who know that they would like a career in the field of education, joining the pathway sets them up for success and begins giving them the more specific, career-focused knowledge and content that they will need in their post-secondary work, while also allowing them experience and time to see if that particular career choice is right for them before they have to make a post-secondary decision."

Jennifer StevensonDistrict Library Media SpecialistEducation Pathway Teacher
Morrison CUSD 6

Pathways and Partners

The Lee Ogle Whiteside Regional Office of Education has partnered with Sauk Valley Community College to facilitate the implementation of college and career pathway endorsements in area high schools. The state awarded the Sauk Valley area a $500,000.00 grant to support the development of this program at participating schools. Partnering schools include Riverbend Community Unit School District 2, Morrison Community Unit School District 6, Dixon Public Schools 170, Rock Falls High School 301and feeding districts.

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