K-6

Elementary School

During the early grade levels students become familiar with careers through learning that connects classroom instruction to future work. Career Awareness strategies introduce students to various types of careers. At the elementary level it is important that student exposure includes a broad spectrum of Career Zones, including careers that are nontraditional for their gender.

The modules above create scaffolded learning opportunities that support academic rigor, knowledge and skill development, social emotional learning, and career awareness. The content in the following modules meet MCDM learning targets and suggested strategies and can be utilized to assist schools in developing a local career development model.

Adapted from the MCDM Definition of Career Awareness

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