Pawley Hall, Room 363
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-4182
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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 PM – 5:00 PM. If interested, please contact Lori Sakalin at 248-537-6040 or 

Auburn Robotics Club (Avondale/Oakland University Partnership)
Volunteers are needed on Thursdays from 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM. If interested, please contact Molly Abbott at 

Auburn Art Club (Avondale/Oakland University Partnership)
Volunteers are needed every B day from 2:10 PM – 2:45 PM. If interested, please contact Kelley Folger at

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

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan- Hispanic Outreach Services 
Seeking college student volunteers willing to help elementary children to reach success through after school tutoring, 3 to 5 p.m. once or twice a week, in the Pontiac area and one in Auburn Hills. If interested please call Maria Aidee Benavides 248-338-4250 ext. 3235.

Detroit Historical Museum- Docent and Gallery Guides Needed
The Detroit Historical Museum located in Wayne State University is looking for students who enjoy working with children, enjoy public speaking, have a passion for Detroit and love history to lead tours through the Detroit Historical Museum and/or the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please contact Bree Boettner by phone, (313) 833-1419 or by email,

Easterseals of Michigan- Volunteer Tutor Needed
Easterseals of Michigan is looking for volunteer tutors for Math, English, Social Studies, Science, and Spanish (Elementary & Secondary). Once a week they will be holding a tutoring group for kids from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at their Auburn Hills location. Tutors do not have to stay the entire time at least for an hour. If interested please contact Katie Gallagher 248-475-3625

Elementary Literacy Volunteers (Avondale/Oakland University Partnership)
Volunteers are needed Monday – Friday with times varying between 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. If interested, please contact Marcia Hudson at 248-537-6040 or

North Star Reach- Volunteers needed 
North Star Reach in Pinckney Michigan is looking for elementary education students to serve as camp counselors. Volunteers must be at least 19 years old, and love to work with children. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work with children who have serious health challenges. Volunteers support campers, build relationships and create lasting memories. For more information please contact Meiko McDaniel

OU Center for Autism Outreach Services (OUCARES)
Seeking enthusiastic volunteers to interact and work hands on with individuals with ASD from 3 years old until adulthood. No experience needed. If interested, please contact

Play Place for Autistic Children in Sterling Heights 
The Play Place for Autistic Children has ongoing volunteer opportunities for all students! The Play Place hosts birthdays and Field Trips, as well as regular open walk-ins for families and their caregivers. The Play Place has a black light chalk room, Lego castle, internet café, art studio, haircut hut for children, a carousel, as well as a cinema and Beam machine coming soon. The Play Place is open M-Th 10:00AM-7:00PM, F-Sa 10:00AM-8:00PM, and Su 12:00PM-5:00PM and we will work with any schedule. If interested, please contact Shell at

Temple Beth El- Volunteer Tutor Needed
Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Hills has a Volunteer Opportunity for currently enrolled in college students. Must be available on Monday afternoons between 3-6 PM. Temple Beth El is seeking a tutor for students in grades 8-12 for their high school work. It is an open classroom, will mostly require helping them with their class-work. Study room is open from 3-6 PM EST every Monday. If interested, please contact: Joseph Unger, Work #: 248-851-1100 Ext. 3125, 

The Goddard School- Early Childhood Volunteer Needed
The Goddard School in Oxford is seeking students with a positive attitude and an openness to learning, while looking to being hands on in the classroom. The main responsibilities would be: assist the lead and assistant teachers in daily activities, interact with children to support play, exploration, and learning, and work with lead teachers on lesson planning ideas. If interested, please contact Angela Logan through email or by calling (248) 628-6268 

Jobs for Students

Academy of the Sacred Heart - Bloomfield Hills
Seeking students with education in and experience with working with children for after school enrichment programs. The program is open  Monday- Friday from 3-6 with additional hours available  on Wednesday beginning at  1:00. Must be willing to complete an Archdiocese of Detroit course called "Protecting God's Children"  within one month of hiring. Send resume to Agostino Visocchi at if interested.

After School Childcare Needed - Rochester (Just 4 miles north of the University)
Seeking an energetic and compassionate college student to care for 3 students (6th grade boy and twin 3rd grade girls) and a retired sled dog. Care is needed on Mondays and Wednesdays from  3:30 to 6:30 and Tuesdays and Thursdays from  3:30-8:30. Duties will include homework assistance, meal preparation, and occasional transportation to local activities. Experience working with children is preferred. If interested, send your resume to Patty at or call 734-776-0164.        

Best Brains Permanent Part Time Graders Needed (Troy and Rochester Hills)
Best Brains an After School Learning Center located in Troy and Rochester Hills, is seeking students with strong Math and English skills. Looking for those that enjoy working with children and have attention to detail. The Grader job duties involves working with students ages 4-14 and assisting teachers as needed. This is a part time position that runs throughout the year! Great working environment stop by and see for yourself. If interested, please email a resume to and call 248-803-0000 to schedule an interview.

Bloomfield Hills Part Time Nanny-
 Bloomfield hills family seeking a student to Part-time nanny our two daughters. Ages 1 year old and 2.5 years old. Looking for 1-3 days during the week. Flexible on actual days - times would be 8am - 5:30pm. Responsibilities include getting them dressed, feeding breakfast, lunch, dinner, and fun and creative activities during the day. Taking care of girls laundry and cleaning up after the children. Need someone who is incredibly organized, pays attention to detail, is able to multitask, and is kind and caring. Qualifications: Prior experience with young children (under age of 3), CPR certified, detail oriented, clean and organized, fun and creative, caring. Pay is $12-$15 per hour. If interested please reach out to Gina at

Goddard School in Oxford is interviewing candidates for a Full Time Assistant Infant Room Teacher position to start immediately. Monday through Friday 9am-6pm. Health care benefits, discounted child care and earned time off included. Interested applicants, please send resume to: Phone - 248-628-6268.

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 

JCC of Metro Detroit Day Camps - Special Needs programs- West Bloomfield Michigan

Is seeking camp counselors to working with small groups of individuals with special needs, aged 10-26. Some groups attend daily field trips in the community, other groups participate in soft-skills job training and volunteer work experiences. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in working in Special Education. Minimum 18 years of age, experience working with individuals with special needs. Pay is per hour dependent on experience. Call Kelly Guilds or Jena Knopff at (248) 661-1000 for more information. Apply at this link:

KiddyKlub- Assistant Teachers Needed 
KiddieKlub in Rochester Hills is currently accepting applications for full time and part time assistant teachers. Assistant teachers are responsible for the care, supervision and management of children in accordance with the state licensing requirements and overall goals of KiddieKlub. The assistant reports to the lead teacher and center director. Come join our fun and friendly team of staff while providing genuine care and education! Pay is $9.00-$10.00 per hour. Interested students are encouraged to contact: Jason Sproat 248-852-4012

Mathnasium- Tutors Needed
Mathnasium in Bloomfield Township is seeking individuals to teach basic math skills to students in grades K to Pre-Algebra using Mathnasium materials. Starting at $10 per hour (earn up to $15 per hour for private tutoring). We offer flexible schedule and shifts and we train you in the Mathnasium method of instruction. To apply, send your resume and a cover letter, both in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format to 

Pembroke Elementary- Birmingham Public Schools ( 955 North Eton Street, Troy MI 48084)
Seeking noon aides to supervise students during lunch and recess two hours per day, preferably five days per week. Must be willing to spend time outside year-round. Contact Barbara Fisher or Tracy Longe at (248) 203-3888. Approximately $10.50/hour.

Rochester Hills Family Seeks Tutor
Rochester Hills Family seeks math tutor for 2nd grader $15. If interested please contact Nicole at 248-840-7134

The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development - Rochester Hills
Looking for lead and assistant teachers who will plan and organize activities for early childhood students in order to promote learning and creativity. Qualifications: Bachelor's or Associate's Degree or Current CDA as well as CPR and First-Aid training. Apply at or email resume to

Troy Child Care Troy mom seeking student in the department of education to assist with child sitting and social interaction development for a 10 year old adopted daughter. Must be able to enforce boundaries and provide encouragement and redirect when needed. Looking for assistance from 3:30 to 5:30 on Mondays and Thursdays and occasionally some Tuesdays. For more information contact Maureen at 248 506 -4960 or

Tutor Needed in Rochester Hills
Looking for someone with special education and academic coaching experience to tutor our 9 year old daughter, who has autism, in academics. Contact Gayathri Seetharaman at (248) 420-1362 if interested.

Tutor Needed in Pontiac
Seeking an after school tutor for two boys, ages eight and six, in reading, history, and spelling. If interested, please contact Glynda Ross at (248) 929-2614 .

Part-Time Nanny Needed Troy, MI
Looking for a detail oriented, kind, and responsible caregiver to care for our 5 year old three to four days a week from 7am-9am during the school year. Qualifications: Prior experience working with children, CPR, First Aid, Must have own car with valid insurance, and license, and must be able to pass a drug screening and background check. We live very close to the school, so it will only take a couple minutes to drive there or on nice days you may prefer to walk. A car seat will be provided for you to use in your car. If interested, please send your information to 10-$12/hr 

St. Peter's Early Childhood Center- Childcare Aides Needed
St. Peter’s Lutheran Early Childhood Center in Eastpointe is looking for friendly students who are self-motivated, dependable, timely, and organized and enjoy working with children from 6 weeks to 5 years old. The general responsibilities are: help lead teacher in supervision and management of a group of children, interact with, initiate and encourage children in daily activities, and assist the teacher in planning learning activities. If interested, please contact or set up an appointment at (586) 447-9280

Tutor Doctor- Tutors needed 
Tutor Doctor in Troy is seeking education students to provide 1-on-1, 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. 

Wass Science Night
Looking for volunteers to run 14 different science stations for students and parents at Wass Elementary School in Troy on  January 11, 2018. Each volunteer will be given a letter of participation for their professional portfolio as well as an invaluable learning experience. Training will take place from  5:30-6:00pm and the event will run from  6:00-8:00pm. If interested, please email Principle Matt Jansen at by  January 3, 2018. 

YMCA Camp Ohiyesa (Holly, MI) - Paid position as an outdoor education instructor. If interested, please contact  Matt Smith

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 $54,100
  • 2014 median pay for elementary teachers in Michigan is $64,300
  • 2014 median pay for elementary teachers in metro Detroit $69,800

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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.