College and Career Readiness Teacher Resources

Prepare your class for life after after school. Whether this means going off to university or starting out at a new job or vocation, you'll find what you need to support your instruction and build your pupils' skill sets.
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Post-Secondary Counseling 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Counseling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs at institutions of higher education.
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Paying for College: Finding the Right Fit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Most want to attend college, but do they know where? How will they afford it? How do they apply? Learners discover the costs associated with college and the best way to budget and possibly apply for financial aid. 
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Paying for College: Understanding Financial Aid Options

For Teachers 6th - 10th
With many options to pay for college, middle schoolers learn about each possibility and that continuing their education is worth the investment. They discover the difference between a grant and a loan and that some expensive colleges may...
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College or Bust

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Choosing which college or university to attend after high school is a huge decision. Prepare your upper classmen with a research-based lesson plan which has them comparing various educational options. There are four unique activities for...
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Kids 2 College: College Visit Planning Guide

For Teachers 7th - 12th
With questionnaires, check lists, and supplemental activities, this guide has it all. Intended to expose high schoolers to the wonders of college life, teachers are prompted to have learners visit a college campus. And, this 20-page...
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Career Passion Worksheet

For Students 5th - 10th
As pupils consider possible career paths for the future, give them the chance to reflect on their greatest skills, lifelong interests, favorite subject areas and activities, values, deeply rooted beliefs, etc. 
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How to Make a College Plan

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Log on and create learner accounts on the Big Future website, then let the activity begin! Pupils log onto the website to explore college options. They use the tools provided to create a step-by-step college plan. This will help relieve...
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Preparing for College: A Guide for Families

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
You don't come across resources like this one very often. It is a tool for you to use with parents and guardians of learners in grades 6-12. It provides a complete outline for a 27-slide presentation geared at helping guardians coach...
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College Mascot Bingo

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Getting kids excited about going to college is a great way to make them understand the importance of a secondary education. Using the provided cards, kids play a game of college mascot Bingo. They match each college to its mascot. They...
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Virtual College Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It's always great to take learners to a real college campus for a visit. However, that's not always possible given time and money constraints. Take them on a virtual tour instead. Pupils discuss the four types of colleges they will...
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What Type of Students do Colleges Want?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
What do college admissions teams look at when deciding who get's in and who doesn't? The class considers the types of classroom and extra curricular activities they participate in and how those might improve their chances at getting into...
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Mock College Admissions

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Ease the fear related to the college admissions process by setting up a mock admissions panel. Kids write mock admissions essays and fill out mock entrance requirements packets to send into a mock admissions panel. They get into small...
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College and Career Readiness - The Adventure Starts Here!

For Teachers 7th - 8th
It's never too soon to prepare for the future. With a PowerPoint presentation and class discussion, learners learn about the importance of preparing for their academic futures. Pupils then embark on a career research project, finding and...
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A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Registration. Prerequisite. Admission. Elective. With Alise Lamoreaux's informative eBook, A Different Road to College, prospective and current non-traditional college enrollees explore the language of college. They also learn how to...
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My Dream Career

For Teachers 6th Standards
Is your job a dream come true? Career seekers research to discover what their ideal jobs might be in the second of five career and college readiness lessons for sixth graders. After determining their occupational clusters, individuals...
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Investigating Careers - Career Pathways

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
All in a day's work! Using the resource, scholars choose a career pathway, research a chosen college, and select companies they are interested in working for. Then, to demonstrate learning, they create and present PowerPoint...
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What's Next?

For Teachers 12th Standards
Let their futures take flight! The sixth and final installment in a series of career and college readiness lesson plans pulls it all together for graduation-bound seniors. Individuals comb through their action plans and describe the...
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Possible Careers

For Teachers 7th Standards
Is a STEM career the right choice for me? Lesson four in a six-part career and college readiness series introduces seventh graders to the world of STEM occupations. Individuals use their Holland code results to select, research, and...
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Preparing for High School and Beyond

For Teachers 7th - 8th
College readiness can start very early in an individual's academic career. Jr. high schoolers discuss the transitions and challenges they expect to face during high school and beyond. Two worksheets are included, one in English and one...
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How to Build a College List

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Getting ready to choose a college can start with the simple task of making a list. Upper graders reasearch colleges, choose one to research, then compile a list of schools that they think they'd most like to attend. 
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College: Plan Well and Pay Less

For Teachers 11th Standards
They say you gotta pay to play, and post secondary education is no exception! The sixth and final lesson in a series of college and career readiness activities focuses on the cost of attending a variety of institutions and programs....
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Me and My Career

For Teachers 6th Standards
Your career search starts here! Sixth grade scholars begin their journey toward college and career readiness in the first of a five-part series of lessons. Individuals identify where their interests lead them using the Holland code, then...
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Ready, Set, Test!

For Teachers 11th Standards
Ready to prepare young scholars for their first placement test experience? Give them the support they need using a test-focused lesson plan. Fifth in a series of six junior-level college and career readiness lesson plan, the resource...
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Learning the Skills to Pay the Bills

For Teachers 9th Standards
Is CTE the right choice for me? Introduce the class to career and technical education through an exploratory lesson, fourth in a series of six career readiness activities. After an introductory video, scholars determine possible careers...

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