Career & Technical Education (CTE)
As a CTE school, UASEM prepares its graduates for college and career. Learning happens through the lens of Emergency Management, both in the classroom and out in the real world. Through partnerships with professionals in the field, our rigorous curricula aligns with needs in the job market, while a variety of academic and professional hands-on experiences help students discover their own paths. In addition to the common core learning standards of other schools, students at UASEM also gain:
Work Experiences. All students who graduate from a CTE program sequence participate in a series of work-based learning experiences. Students explore a range of career paths, learn what education and training they need to advance, and gain meaningful experiences like volunteering and internships that they can add to their resumes.
"Soft Skills:" Academic & Personal Behaviors. Students also develop the "soft skills" that are essential to a healthy and successful personal and professional life. Some of these skills include persistence and optimism; social, emotional and intellectual engagement; strong work habits and organizational skills; an understanding of how to navigate college and career; communication and collaboration skills; resiliency, confidence, and self-control.
Foundational Skills. Students will graduate with a CTE-endorsed Regents diploma, on top of traditional high school graduation requirements. This means that all students take coursework in emergency management and will participate in authentic learning experiences related to the field. In addition, graduates of UASEM receive a special industry and college-approved credential on their diploma. There will also be opportunities for certifications in emergency medicine and cyber-security focused computer science.
Validation from Industry Professionals. Under guidance from teachers, students build up a portfolio of experiences and meet individuals and organizations that can vouch for their value in the workplace.
Community Service. Public service is at the heart of emergency management and in the hearts of UASEM students. Community service Every graduate will leave with a portfolio of 40 hours of volunteer experience to bolster their resumes and college applications, along with their con
The TWO Pathways
At the end of 10th grade, students select a pathway. Similar to a college "major," their pathway will allow them to dive deep into the parts of Emergency Management that are most interesting to them. Whether they pursue these careers or not, students will leave with useful technical skills that can be applied to a huge range of professions.
Students in this pathway will take courses in human anatomy and physiology, mental health first aid, and will have the opportunity to enroll in a free course to be certified as an Emergency Medical Technician so they can begin work immediately after high school.
Students who join this pathway, might be interested in becoming an EMT, paramedic, nurse, doctor, psychologist, fire fighter, or pursue another career in medicine, healthcare, or science.
Students who select this track will take computer science courses and learn to code, in preparation for coursework and certification in the growing field of Cyber-Security.
Students who join this pathway might be interested in going into a variety of careers in computer science and IT at an infinite number of companies and public agencies.