Introducing college minded student to the field of education with observational experiences and hands-on projects.


A huge shortage of teachers in Indiana makes this class the place to be to prepare for a steady, rewarding career.
Classes meet at Flint Lake Elementary, Valparaiso, or at Aylesworth Elementary School, Portage. You will have a chance to work with elementary or older students under the supervision of licensed teachers. You will learn how to make lesson plans, interact with children, tutor individuals and create displays and projects. You will learn about helping students with special needs to be at their best. In any education class, high school students serve as a role model, so they are expected to dress and conduct themselves in a professional manner.

Expect an opportunity to earn dual college credits through Ivy Tech Community College and to compile a valuable file of your work as you look forward to a possible college major in education.


  • Purdue Northwest
  • Ball State University
  • Vincennes University
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana University
  • Calumet College
  • Ivy Tech Community College


  • Elementary Teacher
  • Middle School or High School Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Child Care Worker
  • Social Worker



This is Ms. Flynn’s 25th year of teaching.  She teaches French 3 and 4 dual credit in the morning, and in the afternoon she teaches Ed Professions I and II.  She has an M.A. in French from Northern Illinois University, and an M.Ed. in education from Valparaiso University.  She is very excited for the opportunity to join the PCCTE Center team, as her son is a successful alumnus of the CAD program.  She is also very excited to be teaching the Ed Professions this year. It is her great honor to help inspire the next generations of teachers!

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Mrs. Zecevich completed both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Ball State University. She has been teaching for 41 years. She has had the experience of teaching children with a variety of disabilities and needs. During her career she has been a classroom teacher and a part of a team that evaluates children to determine if they are eligible for special education services according to Article 7. She has been an active member of the Indiana State Teachers Association her entire career. That membership has enabled her to be a part of maintaining excellence in the schools and her profession. She has attended workshops/training that has kept her up-to-date in the latest trends in education that are driven by data. During her tenure as a teacher, she has also served on many committees that develop procedures to ensure that teachers are implementing and following best practices. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and baking. She does not have a specialty but enjoys trying lots of recipes. She does most of her cooking in the fall and winter months, as she spends much of her summer outside. She enjoys spending time planting flowers, weeding in the garden and cutting the grass. She also enjoys going to the Dunes and hearing the waves and feeling the sun! Summer is the best season for her!

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