Apply here by December 8: bit.ly/EdCareersApp


    ROP Intro to Education Careers is a semester-long course that takes place at Terra Linda High School and is open to high school students countywide. Upon successful completion of the class, students will earn 5.0 high school elective credits.


    Course Description:
    ROP Intro to Education Careers is a career technical education (CTE) course that will provide an overview of different careers in Education, including teaching, counseling, administration, classified support staff, information technology, business operations, special education, etc. The class will host regular guest speakers from these occupations and students will have the opportunity to participate in summer internships and paid employment. More information about the curriculum will be added to this page when available.
    The class will meet in person at Terra Linda High School, located at 320 Nova Albion Way in San Rafael. 
    Classes are held according to Terra Linda High's 7th period schedule, which meets three days per week: 
    • Mondays: 3:00 - 3:50 p.m.
    • Tuesdays: 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.
    • Thursdays: 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.
    Who Should Apply?
     - High school students in Marin County who might be interested in a career in Education (you do not need to attend Terra Linda HS to apply)
     - Students who are passionate about helping others and want to uplift their communities 
     - Students who may be interested in a career in technology, business, human resources, or program management
     - Students who are interested in internships or employment with schools, districts, and local employers that support youth programs
    To apply for the class, please complete the application at the link below by December 8. You will be notified of acceptance by December 13. 
    About the Teacher:
    David Tow, Terra Linda High School

    David Tow has a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from San Diego State University, master's degrees in Education from National University and English from UCI. He has been a classroom teacher for over 15 years, having taught English across all grades and skill levels, social science, journalism, creative writing, yearbook, ELD, AVID, and environmental leadership. Recently, David completed his second Fulbright grant where he served as a Fulbright Roving Scholar in American Studies to Norway, conducting workshops with teachers and students across the country. He currently teaching AVID and AP English Language and Composition at Terra Linda High School, while also completing his doctoral degree in International and Multicultural Education with an emphasis on Human Rights Education at the University of San Francisco. His favorite thing about teaching is the chance to build learning communities where students feel empowered as experts and collaborators. He is eager to share his experience as an educator and teach students about a variety of careers in education. 


    Picture of David Tow speaking

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    A program of the Marin County Regional Occupational Program (ROP) and Marin County Office of Education.
    John Carroll, Marin County Superintendent of Schools