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New Vision – Educational Careers


John Padlo

Olean Center

The New Vision – Educational Careers program is a one year, senior level, highly academic program that allows students to explore the education field while gaining high school and college credits.

The program provides students the opportunity to learn education terminology, technology, structure, mandates, and services. Students will participate in rotations in a variety of educational settings including elementary, middle, and high school, as well as specialty areas such as special education, music, art, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech, counseling and administration.

Students will learn the roles and expectations of an educational professional in New York State. They will participate in mandated teacher training including mandated reporter, Dignity for All Students (DASA), health and safety, and Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR). Students will also be able to develop into informed citizens through course work in Economics and Participation in Government.


  • Two students talking with children.

Things You Get To Do

  • College Visits and Field Trips.
  • Career Exploration.
  • Shadowing experiences.
  • Participate in Teacher training seminars.
  • Technology in Education Platforms.

Where It Can Lead

  • Preschool Educator
  • Elementary Educator
  • Middle School Educator
  • Secondary Educator - Content Specific
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Speech Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • School Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • School Administrator

What You Can Earn

  • CPR/AED Certification
  • First Aid Certification
  • Dignity for All Students (DASA)
  • Mandated Reporter Certification

Go To College With Credits

  • College Credit through JCC - English 15101/1530; Foundations in Education.
  • Articulations agreements between JCC and St. Bonaventure University.

Where It's Held

Skills Learned in Class


  • Demonstrated high motivation by writing an essay describing their goals and attributes.
  • Recommendations from a school counselor, an administrator and two academic teachers.
  • Successfully completed the interview process.
  • A grade point average of 85% or higher.
  • Excellent attendance records of 90% or better (reviewed on an individual basis).

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