SEHS Advising Office

Pawley Hall, Room 363
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-4182
fax: (248) 370-4245

Jobs for Students

Career Volunteer
If you are interested in posting an ad for an educated related volunteer opportunity please fill out the volunteer and student job opportunity submission. Please note that Oakland University is not responsible for nor are we recommending those who may respond to your ad. We are simply providing an avenue for the community to find the assistance they need.

Volunteer Opportunities

Auburn Recycling Club (Avondale/Oakland University Partnership)
Volunteers are needed on Mondays from 3:40 p.m. – 5 p.m. If interested, please contact Lori Sakalin at (248) 537-6040 or

Busy Bees: Before/After School Homework Helper (Avondale/Oakland University Partnership)
Volunteers are needed Monday—Friday with times varying between 7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. If interested, please contact Peggy McConnell at (248) 285-2336 or

Elementary Literacy Volunteers (Avondale/Oakland University Partnership)
Volunteers are needed Monday — Friday with times varying between 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. If interested, please contact Marcia Hudson at (248) 537-6040 or

The Honeybee Conservancy
Seeking someone for lesson plan development — science major is preferable, but not mandatory. It is an ongoing position, could be stipend upon completion of internship. If interested, please contact Kristin Martinex at

Jobs for Students         

Above Grade Level Oakland County
Hiring part-time in-home tutors for Oakland and Macomb County who are working toward a degree in education, mathematics and/or English. Employee will work with only one student at a time and consistently each week. Pay is according to skill/experience, ranging from $17–$20 per hour. Apply by forwarding your resume to Bruce Moore at

Academy of the Sacred Heart – Bloomfield Hills
Seeking students to fill positions in an after school enrichment program. Applicants must have experience in education and working children, and be willing to complete an Archdiocese of Detroit course called “Protecting God’s Children” within one month of hiring. If interested, send resume to Agostino Visocchi at

Afternoon Childcare Needed – Birmingham
Seeking babysitter Monday — Friday from 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. throughout the school year for a fourth grader. Must be punctual and have a dependable vehicle to occasionally transport child to activities. $20/hour. Please contact Jennifer DiPerna at (248) 930-9253 if interested.

Afternoon Childcare Needed – Rochester
Seeking babysitter on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45 – 6 p.m. (or later). 3 children. Sitter would pick up from preschool/bus, help start homework, piano practice and start/feed dinner. Position could turn into additional hours and/or days in the summer. $12-14/hour. If interested, please contact Carmen Jaeger at or (248) 310-4920.

Community Living Services of Oakland County
Accompany young adults with developmental disabilities in the community to practice social skills. Ideally majoring in Special Education. Pay is $10–$12/hour. Please contact Kris Forsyth for more information at or (248) 586-6082.

Companion / Life Skills Coach / Child Care – Rochester
Part-time position for young adult girl with Down syndrome. She is high functioning and very social. She just needs support to learn skills of daily living and community interaction. Looking for someone who has the ability to be her coach, her cheerleader and best friend. Not to do for her, but to help her learn to do for herself. She is very capable and willing to learn as well as very happy and loving. Seeking two people. One primarily for after school hours of 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., three days a week. One for weekends to take her out in the community and have some fun. $12 per hour. Please contact Carol Ecker if interested at (586) 747-3973.

Early Explorers Academy – Waterford
Seeking assistant teachers and a lead pre-K teacher for 4+ year-old children. Major should be in early childhood education, elementary education or child development. EEA’s mission is to inspire curious minds, using the model “Inquire. Explore. Understand” to foster a love of learning. Pay is $13–16/hour. Please contact Eman Saleh at or (248) 618-0404.

The Goddard School – Oxford
Seeking those in early childhood education, child development or elementary education to fill daycare and preschool positions. Interested applicants, please contact Julie Pandrak at (248) 628-6268 and email resume to:

Goldfish Swim School – Swim Instructors Needed
Goldfish Swim School is currently hiring part-time swim instructors at their Rochester, Michigan location. Visit to download an application and email it to

Huntington Learning Center – Part Time Tutors Needed
The Huntington Learning Center in Rochester Hills is looking for enthusiastic and dynamic tutors for remedial and enrichment instruction in Math, Science and ACT/SAT Prep. If interested, send a resume to

KinderCare Learning Centers – Troy
Seeking an Early Education Major to help build a supportive and nurturing environment for children to learn and grow. This position needs to implement KinderCare's curriculum in a way that is consistent with each child's unique needs. This is a paid position, dependent on past experience and qualifications. If interested please contact Sarah Schuster at

Nanny – Beverly Hills
Searching for a nanny for two children (8 and 10 years old) for Monday—Friday, 7:30–5 p.m. for the following weeks in the summer:

  • June 17
  • June 24
  • August 5
  • August 12
  • August 19
  • August 26

Must have reliable transportation to bring them to extracurricular activities. Pay $13/hour. Please contact Christie Curtis if interested at or (248) 226-0608.

Nanny – Rochester
Searching for a Spanish-speaking nanny/sitter for our 22-month-old daughter. This position would be 1–2 days per week through the summer and option to extend. If interested, please contact Christine Garcia at or (312) 841-6119.

Nanny – West Bloomfield
Morning nanny; 7 – 9:30 a.m., Monday—Friday (for one four-year-old). You will be responsible for getting her ready and dropping her off at school each day. Potentially could lead to a part-time summer nanny job with more traditional hours like 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or so (Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday/Friday). In the fall of 2019, this will go back to being 7 – 9 a.m., Monday—Friday. If interested, please contact Meagan Hill at (248) 763-5938.

Part-Time Sales/Client Relations
Gain real-world business experience in outbound calling and appointment setting for a growing insurance agency. Position also completes basic client service requests. 15–20 hours per week, Monday—Friday. $15 per hour. Please contact Eric Martin if interested at (248) 251-8787 or

Premier Tutors, LLC – Oakland and Macomb County
Seeking passionate and eager tutors who have been admitted to SEHS with a teachable major and minor for middle and high school students in all subjects, including AP and ACT/SAT Prep. Pay starts at $20/hour, but may increase with experience and credentials. Contact Tim Dobrzeniecki with resume and transcripts at if interested.

The Student Connection – Bloomfield Hills
Hiring tutors for one-to-one instruction based tutoring for students. Must have reliable transportation, appropriate education background, excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, and pass a background check. Pay $30/hour. Contact Christine Garcia for more information at

Sylvan Learning – West Bloomfield
Tutoring positions available. Position qualifications: Math, Science, English and Education degrees either in progress or already completed. Pay $12–15/hour. Please contact Angela Kaminski at if interested.

Teacher Assistant – Waterford
Preschool TA at Little Treasures Early Childhood Center. Teachers and assistant teachers will develop lesson plans based on state requirements and the specific needs of each child. They will work with children in the classroom to promote their learning and development. Pay is $11 per hour. Please contact Stephanie Medina at or (248) 270-5158.

Tutor Needed – Macomb Township
Seeking a tutor for an 10th grader in Math and Chemistry. $25/hour. Please contact Vandel Rooker if interested at (586) 747-2754.

Tutor Needed – Pontiac
Seeking a tutor for two boys ages six and eight in reading, spelling and history. Experience with children is preferred. Contact Glynda Ross at (248) 929-2614 if interested.

Tutor Doctor – Tutors Needed
Tutor Doctor in Troy is seeking education students to provide one-on-one, in-home tutoring for all ages, in all subjects. Tutors build learning plans based on the students’ specific need using their own curriculum to help them become independent learners. Pay is $16–$20 per hour. Interested students should reach out to Jill McDonnell at (248) 587-7133.

Career Information

Elementary School Teacher Jobs

  • As of 2012, there were over 1.3 million elementary teachers in the United States.
  • There are 46,740 projected annual openings.

Secondary School Teacher Jobs

  • As of 2012, there were 955,800 secondary education teachers in the United States.
  • There are 31,260 projected annual openings.


  • Teacher wages in Michigan are higher than the national average.
  • 2014 median pay for elementary teachers nationally was $54,100.
  • 2014 median pay for elementary teachers in Michigan was $64,300.
  • 2014 median pay for elementary teachers in metro Detroit was $69,800.

Career opportunities outside of teaching

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These policies include "no show" for academic advising appointments, faculty/student concern report, felonies/misdemeanors, grades in major/minor courses and the grade grievance policy.

Process for Submitting a Petition of Exception
  1. Students consults with their academic adviser
  2. Student completes and submits an online Petition Form.
  3. The completed Petition of Exception is forwarded to the Petitions of Exception committee members. The Chair of the committee shall have the discretion to rule on petitions individually or choose to call the full subcommittee for a ruling.
  4. The final decision is communicated to the student via her/his Oakland University email.

The School of Education and Human Services has established policies and procedures to support its instructional programs. There are circumstances, however, that warrant special consideration. The petition of exception process was established to allow students to request such special consideration.

It is essential that students preparing a petition of exception understand that this process requires:

  • A clear identification of the policy or procedure petitioned (Citation of Rule section). Students are expected to know and understand policies related to their programs of study.
  • A specific description of the outcome desired (Variance of Rule Request section), and
  • A compelling rationale for the exception (Rationale for Variance of Rule section). 

When preparing a petition, students are advised to be respectful, take responsibility and demonstrate to the Petitions of Exception Subcommittee how the student will reinvent himself/herself to be successful in the future.

Student must consult with an academic adviser prior to submitting a petition.

Review of petitions will be based on the completeness and clarity of the information provided and the rationale. Failure to provide clear and complete information and a compelling rationale to justify the exception will result in a denial of the petition. The following two documents are guides to submitting petitions of exception:

  • To begin Major Standing Courses in Elementary Education without passing the Michigan Basic Skills Requirement (for the first 2 semesters of major standing courses)
  • To continue Major Standing Courses in Elementary Education without passing the Michigan Basic Skills Requirement (for 2 more semester of major standing courses) 

The Petition of Exception Committee cannot approve petitions for: 

  • Permission to student teach before successfully completing the MTTC Professional Readiness Exam, or SAT (this is state law) 
  • General Education course substitutions (these petitions should be directed to the General Education committee) 

Decisions by the Petitions of Exception Subcommittee are final. Unless a re-submission is requested by the committee, petitions that are denied may not be resubmitted. It is, therefore, important that the initial submission be complete and present a clear and compelling case in support of the request. The only circumstance where a decision may be reconsidered is one in which new information relevant to the decision but not available to the student or the Petitions of Exception Subcommittee at the time of the decision, becomes available. The Chair of the Committee shall have the discretion to rule on the matter of reconsideration individually or choose to call the full subcommittee for a ruling.