TEACH & LEAD. TOGETHER.

“I’m going to be the kind of teacher I wanted in high school. I’m going to be that teacher for my students.”  – Aisha

TEACH & LEAD. TOGETHER.

“The education field needs people like us to go in there and try to change things. Don’t be something that you’re not. Be you.”
–Willie

Discover A Passion, Not Just A Profession

Be part of the future of education, learning to teach in ways that are fresh, innovative, and inclusive. You’ll graduate with a teaching certificate in Place and Community-Based Education, a difference that will give you the tools to inspire students, create change, and help you stand out in the job market.

$61,978

Average salary of
a teacher in Michigan, according to the Michigan Department of Education.

HOT 50 JOB

Five of Michigan’s
“Hot 50” jobs for 2026 are in education and community education.

A GROWING FIELD

Education-related careers are projected to grow 8.8% in Michigan. Nationally, it is 9%.

What’s NEXT After High School?

Join NEXT and we’ll help you apply to Eastern Michigan University, connecting you to a mentor and to a caring cohort of students for the duration of your college years. Your success is our priority.